Bachelor of science degree


Degree Specializations in Biotechnology


The specialization in bioinformatics within a BS biotechnology degree program offers a unique interdisciplinary education that combines the fields of biology, computer science, and information technology. This specialization focuses on the development and application of computational tools and techniques for analyzing and interpreting biological data.

Required courses:

  • Bioinformatics Using MATLAB
  • Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The specialization in Clinical Laboratory Sciences within a BS Biotechnology degree program focuses on training students to perform complex biological, chemical, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests in clinical laboratories. Students learn to operate sophisticated laboratory equipment and are taught about the necessary safety and quality control measures required in a laboratory setting.

Required courses:

  • Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Basic Human Pathology 
  • Hematology and Blood Banking 

Tissue Engineering

The specialization in Tissue Engineering centers on tissue regeneration and restorative techniques using advanced scaffolds and biomaterials. Students will engage in techniques such as cell culture and differentiation, immune modulation, and 3D bioprinting to generate smart scaffolds and templates, exploring innovative approaches in tissue repair and regeneration.

Required courses:

  • Infection and Innate Immunology
  • Bioprinting
  • Tissue Culture and Modulation

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 

Suggested Degree Plan

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

Medical Sector: (Medical Scientist)

  • Ministry of Health general hospitals and specialized hospitals
  • Ministry of Defense Hospitals
  • Kuwait Oil Company Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Private Laboratories

Research Sector: (Research Scientist)

  • Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research
  • Desman Diabetes Institute


  • Research Associate
  • Pharmacologist
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Virologist
  • Food Safety Scientist

Degree Requirements


Explore the intricate world of genetics and data analysis with Bioinformatics or delve into the practical applications of laboratory diagnostics with Clinical Laboratory Science.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Laboratory Science

School of Arts and Science Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Biotechnology program must complete a minimum of 123 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All coursework 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

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