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Biotechnology

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

Biotechnology professionals improve living conditions across the globe and make positive changes in people’s lives. Biotechnology students can find career opportunities in a wide array of industries from biomedical engineering to agricultural and food sciences.

Top Reasons to choose Biotechnology at florida southern college

Ultimate learning experience

As a Biotechnology major at FSC, you will have the opportunity to design and implement your own biotechnology research project.

Study-abroad

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

LECOM Agreement

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

Enhance Your Laboratory Skills

In BIO 3750 Techniques in Tissue Culture, the theory and practice of animal tissue culture are covered. You’ll develop laboratory skills in culturing cells, as well as gain insight into microscopic observation and biochemical processes. Imagine seeing cardiac cells beating under a microscope, or observing neurons you grew in the lab light up with a florescent stain as they communicate with one another! These are moments you will never forget!

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Learn more about Biotechnology at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Biotechnology program.

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Save Time with a 4+1 MBA

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the Florida Southern MBA program.

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Featured Biotechnology Faculty

Dr. Nancy Morvillo
- Biology Department Chair

Read and think. Then read some more and think some more. Then do. Learning is not something that just takes place in the classroom and ends when you obtain a degree. It is something you do throughout your entire life, in all aspects of your daily existence. All you need is curiosity, passion, and enthusiasm. Let yourself be that young child again: allow everything to be fun, to be an adventure. Don’t be afraid to explore and dig deeper. You will be rewarded in ways you cannot possibly imagine.

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Tiny Earth Network

Through the Tiny Earth Network we are able to provide biotechnology students with an authentic biology research experience in their first semester at Florida Southern College.

Florida Southern College has a collaborative project with the Tiny Earth Network. This project focuses on one of the most pressing problems facing the global community: antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Through the Tiny Earth Network, biology 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. Biology 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.

Clubs and More

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.

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Program Information

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

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