Biotechnology is a rapidly growing industry that offers many exciting possibilities for students. From fields as diverse as medicine and agriculture, to products as different as biofuels and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the global population, and is shaping the future of humanity. The biotechnology major at Florida Southern College encourages students to explore the profession and provides the background and skills necessary for students to succeed in this highly diversified field. The expanding central Florida biotech industry provides a rich educational environment for our students, with the possibility of internships, research, and employment opportunities. Graduates are well qualified for employment in the global market and make outstanding candidates for graduate programs.

Top Reasons to Choose FSC Biotechnology


As a Biotechnology major at FSC, you will have the opportunity to design and implement your own biotechnology research project in our state-of-the-art facilities that will allow you to work with microorganisms, tissue culture cells, DNA, and proteins.


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


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


As a biotechnology major, you will have the opportunity to take additional classes or even obtain a minor in areas related to your interests, including neuroscience, business, healthcare administration, or psychology — giving you an advantage when applying for jobs or graduate programs.


You'll be prepared to pursue a career as an epidemiologist, pharmaceutical researcher, microbiologist, or other disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to study biotechnology-related fields at top research universities such as Duke and Johns Hopkins.