Applied Biotechnology Major
Students in the Applied Biotechnology major gain the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary studying molecular biology, molecular genetics and DNA extraction in their first two years. After this they choose an area of concentration in animal science, applied economics, food science or plant science.
What does an Applied Biotechnology major study?
See required Applied Biotechnology courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.
To prepare for courses to earn an Applied Biotechnology degree we recommend you:
- Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
- Participate in school and community science clubs and fairs
- Volunteer in community gardens
- Work or volunteer for local food producers
- Volunteer or work for a veterinarian, farm, animal shelter or humane society
- Take a multitude of available math and science courses prior to attending UGA
What can an Applied Biotechnology student do outside of class?
- Labs with live animals or specimens
- Labs in the classroom and in the field
- Undergraduate research opportunities
- Experience with industry-related technologies and software
- Internship opportunities with private companies, federal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations
- Study abroad opportunities
What jobs can I get with an Applied Biotechnology degree?
- Lab/Research Technician
- Public Health Specialist
- Quality Control
- Regulatory Affairs
- Research & Development
- Medical, Veterinary, or Allied Health Sciences School
$25,000 to $55,000
How do I pay for college?
Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.
Go to CAES Scholarships.
To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.