The biotechnology program features courses on topics at the forefront of the field. Students are taught the theory of biotechnology combined with hands-on experience to ensure that they receive skills that will support them as technologies change. Examples of courses in in-demand subspecialties of biotechnology include:
Recent years have seen the rapid development of pharamacogenics, a dynamic science which explores the ways in which human genetic variations can impact individuals' unique responses to certain medications. This science aims to explain differences in treatment efficacy for serious diseases such as cancer, neurological conditions, auto-immune disorders and more. Advances in the field will enable physicians to better custom tailor medical care to each individual patient's specific needs and responses, with the overall result of improved outcomes and quicker recovery times.
Drug development is considered the leading research field in the pharmacology industry. Many resources are invested in producing new drugs for treatment of cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease and others, while many patents are in their developmental stages. Drug development research has the potential to vastly benefit humanity while simultaneously encouraging and supporting industry success and development.
Other employment opportunities for biotechnology graduates include: