Biotechnology and Bioenterprise, BS

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As one of the fastest growing fields at ASU, the Biotechnology and Bioenterprise degree will prepare students in biotechnology innovations and thrive in the health sciences communities. Students are able to tailor curriculum to focus on biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics.

In one of the fastest growing fields of study at ASU, you gain the skills needed to develop biotechnology innovations and thrive in the health sciences communities nationwide.


The BS program in biotechnology and bioenterprise provides students with essential transdisciplinary and practical experience in biotechnology research. Students acquire the associated business and entrepreneurship skills needed to develop and market biotechnological innovations and solutions to problems facing the biotechnology and health sciences communities in Arizona, the nation and beyond.

The program emphasizes coursework in the biological, biomolecular and biotechnological sciences, which are key components that underpin biotechnology. Students may tailor the degree to their specific interests and aspirations through focus areas in biotechnology, bioentrepreneurship and biostatistics. The program is unique due to its focus on blending biotechnology and entrepreneurship.

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Biotechnology and Bioenterprise, BS

Required Courses

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Career outlook

Graduates of this program are prepared for such careers as:

  • bioentrepreneur
  • cell biologist
  • clinical trials manager
  • educator
  • laboratory researcher
  • microbiologist
  • patent agent
  • portfolio manager
  • project manager
  • regulatory affairs manager

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Bioinformatics Scientists8%$76,690
Biological Scientists, All Other8%$76,690
Clinical Research Coordinators 9.9%$118,970
Data Warehousing Specialists9.3%$88,510
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 11%
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Molecular and Cellular Biologists8%$76,690
Biochemists and Biophysicists 11.5%$91,190

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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