So you’ve learned a little bit about DNA and find it fascinating.

You also want to make a difference in the world – improve conditions across the globe and make positive changes in people’s lives. But how can you combine these two passions into a career?

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Top Reasons

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing industry that offers many exciting possibilities for students.

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Ultimate learning experience

As a Biotechnology major at FSC, you’ll design and implementation of your own research project.



Travel experiences have included travel to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Italy.

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LECOM Agreement

Our accelerated program agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine provides priority admission to qualified students.

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Program Contacts

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Dr. Nancy Morvillo

Chair of Biology

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Lauren Albaum, MEd

Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator

The Small World Initiative

Through our association with Yale, we are able to provide students with an authentic research experience in their first semester at Florida Southern College.

The Small World Initiative

Florida Southern College has a collaborative project with Yale University called the Small World Initiative. This project focuses on one of the most pressing problems facing the global community: antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Through the Small World Initiative, students will search for novel antibiotics produced by common soil microorganisms. This experience not only teaches students important laboratory techniques and skills, but also provides an outstanding opportunity to experience the scientific method firsthand, and to contribute to solving a pressing and ongoing health crisis. Students have expanded on these experiences later in their academic careers to develop more detailed research projects, and have presented their findings at national scientific meetings.

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Clubs and Organizations

The Biology department sponsors Beta Beta Beta, the society for biology students affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and Rho Rho Rho Marine and Atmospheric Honor Society.

Graduate Opportunities

Our biotechnology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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