Why study biotechnology?

Biotechnology is the use or manipulation of living organisms to perform certain beneficial tasks. It is a rapidly growing area of science and central to industries including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in government agencies, private industry research, environmental science laboratories, agriculture and resources, waste management and medicine.

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Bachelor of Biological Sciences

"The people are nice, there is a good environment, and a great mix of students."

Biotechnology placements

Work Integrated Learning programs allows students to undertake placements in a wide variety of settings. Learn more.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.