New degree program in biotechnology for KSU

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recently approved a new bachelor of…

Georgia (Oct 1, 2002) — New degree program in biotechnology for KSU



The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recently approved a new bachelor of science in biotechnology degree program for Kennesaw State University. This program‚ which will be housed in the Department of Biological & Physical Sciences‚ is the first degree program in biotechnology in the university system and will officially begin in January 2003.

The program is designed to meet a growing need in the area of biotechnology in the state of Georgia. Since 1995‚ approximately 200 biomedical or biotechnology firms and related organizations employing more than 13‚000 workers have been established. The biotechnology program will support the industry's growth by providing highly skilled employees and students who are prepared to obtain advanced degrees in the discipline within the university system. Four tracks will be offered: general biotechnology‚ cytogenetic technology‚ molecular diagnostics and forensic molecular biology.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 15‚500 from 118 countries‚ offers 55 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit