The Agricultural Biotechnology Program
The primary purpose of the baccaulaureate degree program in Agricultural Biotechnology is to train students in modern cellular and molecular biology and genetic engineering.
Scientists have a new set of tools through biotechnology.
- Plant, animal, and human disease diagnosis relies heavily on biotechnology for answers to age-old questions.
- Recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering) provides enormous potential for detecting, modifying, or adding genes into organisms. We are no longer limited to the gene pool within a species.
- Fermentation biotechnology has led to the production of new livestock food additives, vitamins, and growth hormones, all in a fraction of the time it once took entire research teams to accomplish similiar task.
Discover an area of Agricultural Biotechnology that interests you!
- Biotechnology Research
is the application of many scientific disciplines to the study of living organisms and the use of this information for commercial/practical applications.
- Genetic Engineering Biotechnology
involves genetic engineering, antibody and vaccine production, fermentation technology, plant regeneration from single cells, and many more emerging scientific techniques.
- Indentification and Cloning
The challenges of biotechnology are to expand its usefulness by identifying and cloning new genes and traits, developing new diagnostic tests and vaccines, and continuing to use these tools to better understand the plants, animals, and microbes that make up our world.
- Cellular and Molecular Approaches in Biotechnology
encompasses cellular and molecular approaches to the manipulation and improvement of agricultural plants, animals and microorganisms, and the control of agricultural pests and diseases.