Bachelor of science degree


The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Program aims to produce skilled and knowledgeable Biotechnologists who are interested in careers in biotechnology and molecular medicine, in the private, public, and academic sectors. The curricular emphasis is on molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, and emerging areas such as bioinformatics and genomics.

The program aims to supply society with biologically literate citizens who are capable of advising and of responsible decision-making. We aim to produce ambitious, creative graduates who are interested in continuing their education in the biosciences, who will contribute to the advancement of agriculture, medicine, and environmental sciences through the application of biotechnology theory and recombinant DNA technology. throughout the program, we will enhance the students’ ability to integrate their acquired math, computer, and biosciences’ knowledge and skills to investigate and solve biological problems. Graduates will practice scientific inquiry and appreciate its role in the development of research, science, technology, and society.


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Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Food technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Technical brewer
  • Genomics and proteomics.

Degree Requirements


School of Arts and Science Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Biotechnology program must complete a minimum of 124 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.


Minimum General Education Requirements   36 credits
School Core Requirements                        24 credits
Major Requirements     60 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree  123 credits


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Biotechnology Courses

All students in the biotechnology program must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations

  • Basic Life Mechanisms
  • Basic Life Mechanisms Laboratory
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Human Physiology
  • Cellular Biochemistry
  • Histology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Biometry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioenergetics
  • Principles & Applications of Biotechnology I
  • Principles & Applications of Biotechnology II
  • Senior Project I
  • Senior Project II
  • Students must also choose a specialization (three courses):
    • Bioinformatics
    • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    • Tissue Engineering

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