One way that people’s body dissatisfaction is socially expressed is through engaging in negative conversations with friends regarding how unhappy they are with their bodies.
How do scientific breakthroughts in genetics, artificial intelligence and food science become the vaccines, treatments and products that prevent and treat disease and help us living healthier lives?
The growing field of biotechnology focuses on the application of the biological sciences and biochemistry to develop technologies and products that improve public health and the health of our planet.
The College's Fenway neighborhood is home to biotech and biopharma powerhouses such as Biogen, Genzyme, and Merck Research Laboratories Boston, as well as incubators such as LabCentral, a non-profit founded in 2013 as a launchpad for high-potential life sciences and biotech start-ups. Alongside medical breakthroughs such as Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, Boston-area startups are developing virtual reality experiences to treat cognitive disorders, exploring alternatives for human testing by engineering materials that behave like human specimens, creating wearable technologies that use AI to develop targeted treatment for chronic illnesses, and addressing public health issues such as food science, air quality and age-related diseases and more.
Students within Emmanuel's biotechnology major will complete a rigorous biology curriculum and receive training in the laboratory methods required to carry out biotechnology research and apply their assessment of scientific literature to research that has the potential to be commercialized. Additionally, through courses within the School of Business & Management, students will understand basic principles of organizational behavior, management and business strategy, prepared to meet the needs of the field's constantly evolving job market.
View the 2021-2022 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
In addition to the core Biology courses, students must take the following biotechnology–relevant classes:
Upon completion of the Biotechnology program: