Our associate degree in Biotechnology is the study of technology based on biology, especially pertinent to agriculture, food science, and medicine.
Biotechnology is a fascinating combination of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and cell biology. Biotechnology is applied in many fields, including chemical engineering, information technology, and biorobotics.
Biotechnology is used to improve agricultural crops, conduct recombinant DNA procedures, and produce and improve pharmaceuticals.
A strong background in biotechnology is a valuable employee asset in U.S. clinical and research laboratories.
NSU is a member of South Dakota Biotech, an association which directly links Northern to more than 65 companies and organizations in the state and to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) both nationally and globally.
At NSU, we encourage you to explore your individual interests, work closely with professors on research projects, and present your research results at state, regional, and national meetings as well as in publications.