Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn in a biotechnology degree program?

If you want to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other biotechnology-intensive industries, the bachelor's degree in biotechnology can open doors for you. It offers:

  • Coursework and lab work that offer a solid foundation in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and good lab practices (GLP)
  • Small class sizes and access to specialized training and instrumentation (e.g. CRISPR genome editing, flow cytometry, Hamilton® robotics)
  • Research experience in an academic and/or industrial internship, which allows you to strengthen your understanding of experimental design, troubleshooting and data interpretation
  • A senior thesis and graduate portion that teaches you how to delve into scientific literature and learn more about the latest advances in biological sciences
  • Courses that include industry guest speakers and company tours in Reno/Sparks, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Training in communication, job placement and professionalism

Learn more about the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

In the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, you'll receive valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in high-demand industries.  With four departments and nearly 200 courses in agriculture, veterinary and rangeland sciences; biochemistry and molecular biology; natural resources and environmental science; and nutrition, we're ready to help you grow your future.

Options in the biotechnology program

Careers with a degree in biotechnology

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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