Applied Biotechnology Major

Applied Biotechnology Major

Available at: Athens

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?


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


See required Applied Biotechnology courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.


What can an Applied Biotechnology student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • 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?

Applied Biotechnology

Career Potential

  • Lab/Research Technician
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Veterinarian
  • Doctor
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Quality Control
  • Clinical Research
  • Research & Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Teacher

Entry-Level Salary

$32,000 to $44,000

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.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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