Marywood's biotechnology program covers molecular research, genomics, forensics, bioinformatics (biocomputing), and environmental bioremediation, as well as management, communication, patent law, and other "business" areas to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers. Our program provides students with professional training (technical skills), as well as the ability to critically evaluate biotechnology advances and applications.
5-Year Bachelor's to Master's Option
At Marywood, you can earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in biotechnology in just 5 years. Undergraduate students can apply to this special accelerated program during their junior year.
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Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Directory of Biotechnology Program, and Health Professions Adviosry Committee (HPAC) Chairperson
Courses: Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology
Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium.
A biotechnology degree will prepare you for exciting careers in a variety of fields:
- Scientific research
- Bioinformatics (biocomputing)
- Management and administration
- Patent law
- Regulatory/FDA affairs
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation