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Biotechnology Concentration

Be a part of cutting-edge scientific research with a biotechnology degree at Gordon College. Biotech is where life and health are improved by innovation. As a biology major with a biotechnology concentration, you’ll hone your natural curiosity and sharpen your analytical skills in preparation for graduate school or career research. Will you make the next groundbreaking discovery in cancer treatment, develop new clean energy solutions, or enhance nutrition in the foods we eat? Start here.

Why get a biotechnology degree at Gordon College?

Situated in one of the world’s biotechnology epicenters, Gordon students have research and internship opportunities at world-renowned teaching hospitals like Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute, nearby companies like New England Biolabs and Elucida Research, and universities like MIT. Our experienced faculty bring students into research endeavors and challenge them to grapple with bioethical issues as they build a firm faith foundation within this rapidly advancing field.

Gordon is also a member of the Life Science Consortium of the North Shore, an organization founded in 2012 as a public-private partnership to promote life sciences education, training, and business growth in the region. 

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What careers can I pursue with the biotechnology concentration (biology major)?

Careers in biotechnology are vast and varied. With a biotechnology degree concentration from Gordon, you’ll be equipped for graduate school in your area of focus—from the field to the lab, classroom and more.

  • Research scientist
  • Biotechnology director
  • Medicine or pharmacy specialist
  • Teacher

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Experiential Learning in Biotechnology

Gordon's biotechnology students attend and present their work at conferences in nearby Boston and around the country. You may opt to link with a professor to study West Nile Virus protein structure or wheat embryogenesis, hear from industry speakers through the North Shore Technology Council, or complete an honors research project. The Biology Club hosts regular gatherings to maintain the close-knit community within one of Gordon’s largest majors.

Off campus, students complete internships at a range of institutions including:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute
  • North Shore InnoVentures
  • New England Biolabs
  • Elucida Research LLC

Global Opportunities

Expand your global perspectives on biology through short-term and semester-long programs.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology

P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life, Health, and Physical Sciences

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The biotechnology concentration is part of the biology major.