Biotechnology and Bioenterprise (BS)

As one of the fastest growing fields at ASU, the Biotechnology and Bioenterprise program will gain the skills needed to develop biotechnology innovations and thrive in the health sciences communities nationwide. Students are able to tailor their educational curriculum to focus on any particular area of interest in biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a BS degree in biotechnology and bioenterprise in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus of Arizona State University.

This program provides students with essential transdisciplinary and practical experience in biotechnology research. Students will 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 will be able to tailor the degree to their specific interests and aspirations through focus areas in biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics. The program is unique due to its focus on blending biotechnology and entrepreneurship.

Degree Offered

Biotechnology and Bioenterprise (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program will be 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 Scientists -0.4%$74,720
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.2%$74,580
Biological Scientists, All Other-0.4%$74,720
Biological Technicians5.2%$41,290
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Database Architects 3.3%$83,410
Data Warehousing Specialists 3.3%$83,410
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Marketing Managers 9.4%$127,130
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other5.7%$66,560
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists8.3%$79,930
Medical and Health Services Managers 16.9%$92,810
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Sales Managers 5.1%$110,660
Biochemists and Biophysicists8.2%$84,940

* 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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