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University Programs

Each year, more than 10,000 students earn science and engineering degrees from our 51 universities. Those schools are recognized worldwide for cutting-edge research as well as strong undergraduate programs.

Most of these schools offer programs for students interested in careers in biotechnology. A few unique examples are featured below.

Job-Ready Employees, Day One

North Carolina's training partnership, NCBioImpact, delivers exactly the training you need to work in the pharmaceutical or biomanufacturing industry. That’s because the companies worked with our universities and community colleges to create the courses, certificates and degree programs.

New Degrees that Blend Science and Business

Today’s biotech professional often uses scientific and business information and thinking every day. Enter the professional science master’s degree, which gives you the professional polish and business savvy to become a successful corporate employee.

Pioneering Education for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Campbell University started the state’s first undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical science. Faculty have industry experience and the courses include analytical methods and FDA regulations, knowledge that’s applicable to many biotech jobs. Also available is the MS in pharmaceutical sciences degree which focuses on drug discovery, research, development and manufacturing. The program offers five unique tracks to provide students with specialized training to help them meet their career interests and goals.

NC Central also now has a new degree in pharmaceutical science.

Interested in a Biotech Career?

Our Career Pathways publication outlines the programs that can prepare you. There’s information about specialized degrees in fields like biotechnology, biochemistry and microbiology. You can also choose biotechnology concentrations within degrees in biology or chemistry.