Integrated Animal Sciences & Biotechnology (M.S.) Degree

The integrated B.S. Animal Sciences-M.S. Biotechnology degree is designed to enable qualified undergraduates in the B.S. Animal Sciences (Science Option) program to graduate in five years with an M.S. Biotechnology degree.

The program is designed to prepare students for diverse career opportunities in the burgeoning biotechnology industry and related fields.

Students in the program take part in laboratory training in the research techniques basic to biotechnology as well as an internship that enhances their qualifications for industry positions.

Through intensive laboratory courses, students gain practical knowledge of the techniques that underlie current research in the life sciences.

Those who further their education beyond this integrated degree will benefit from the laboratory experience and from courses that expose them to the applied aspects of the life sciences.


If you are a B.S. Animal Sciences student in the Science Option and are interested in applying to this program, you must consult early and regularly with the faculty coordinator in charge of the B.S. Animal Sciences program. This is to make sure that you stay with a plan of study that is on track with the integrated curriculum. This will help insure that you do not spend any more time than necessary to finish the integrated degree.

You may apply to the integrated degree program after you have earned a minimum of 75 credits in your B.S. curriculum, with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores normally required of M.S. Biotechnology applicants will be waived.

Admission is based on a recommendation by the Director of the M.S. Biotechnology degree program in consultation with the undergraduate program coordinator or adviser and on the plan of study presented by the student.

If you decide not to continue on to the M.S. Biotechnology degree, you may graduate with the B.S. Animal Sciences degree after 4 years of study (125 credits).

More Information

To learn more about the Master of Biotechnology degree program, contact Dr. Loida Escote-Carlson, Program Director, at . Or, visit the Master of Biotechnology Degree Program Web site.