UGA Specific Information for Applied Biotechnology

The applied biotechnology major provides students with the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary for employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, or for advanced study in the applications of biotechnology and molecular biology for the use and improvement of plants, animals, and micro-organisms. Students should possess a strong interest in the sciences and an interest in chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology. This interdisciplinary major brings together areas of study such as animals, food science, forestry, entomology, and plants to educate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use biotechnology for the improvement of plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Applied Biotechnology*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Why Choose a Career in Biotechnology?

Because you can help save lives, cure diseases, help feed the hungry, help create a substitute for oil energy use, and be a pioneer in green technology.

The people who work in biotechnology make discoveries at the forefront of science in the areas of:

  •  drug discovery
  •  food and fiber crop improvement
  •  environmental protection
  •  manufacturing (medical devices, biotech drugs and other bioscience products)

*Taken from Careers in Biotechnology by Gina Frierman-Hunt and Julie Solberg

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Arylessence, Inc. Quality Control Technician
Emory Healthcare Not Specified
Merieux NutriSciences Microbiology Technician
U.S. Department of Agriculture Biological Science Technician
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.


Graduate School Program(s)
Duke University Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, PhD
Michigan State University Biotechnology, PhD
North Carolina State University Microbial Biotechnology, MMB
Texas A&M University Biomedical Sciences, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Comparative Biomedical Science, MS
* denotes no responses received.