Biotechnology is an exciting and growing field which has been described as the “Science for the New Millennium.” Biotechnology is commonly defined as any technique that uses living organisms, or parts of living organisms, to make useful products. In this sense, biotechnology techniques are not new; they have been around for centuries to make such things as bread, wine and cheese. Today, biotechnology uses sophisticated laboratory techniques involving living cells and molecules to create diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural, environmental, and other products that benefit society.

About the Biotechnology Program

To assess state level degree plan changes, the following Biotechnology programs have been deactivated for the 2017-2018 academic year: Associates of Applied Science, Advance Technical Certificate, and Enhanced Skills Certificate.  Please Note: This change will not affect the Middle College programs held at the Texas Bioscience Institute.