Biotechnology is the fastest-growing industry in the world, and workers who possess the skills and expertise needed to succeed in this cutting-edge field are in high demand.
The M State Bioscience program was created specifically with that in mind.
Our program prepares students for rewarding and progressive careers in lab-like settings, teaching them the techniques and practices commonly used in biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
Graduates of this program who go on to work with biotechnology companies can enjoy careers as biomanufacturing operators, technical experts, scientists, project managers, researchers, developers and more.
Multiple degree and diploma options – are available within this program, including a one-year Bioscience Diploma and two-year Associate of Science Degree in Biology. The two-year degree is part of M State's Biology Transfer Pathway program, which makes it possible for students who obtain this degree to seamlessly transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology.
What you’ll learn
Students in the Bioscience program learn everything from genetics to chemistry to college writing, taking classes at M State’s Fergus Falls or Moorhead campuses and completing an internship a company within the industry.
Fast-paced, rigorous and hands-on, the program focuses on the foundations of the sciences – biology, chemistry, microbiology and genetics. Communication skills, critical thinking, and practiced knowledge of current technologies are core elements of the curriculum.
Required courses include General Chemistry, College Algebra, General Biology, General Microbiology, Genetics, Introduction to Biotechnology and others.