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Agricultural Biotechnology, Major

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #290 (BCR) Pullman, WA, United States
The Agricultural Biotechnology major, offered by the Washington State University is designed for students interested in careers as laboratory or research technicians in plant biotechnology, breeding, genetics, or physiology. It can also be excellent preparation for graduate study.
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Overview

The Washington State University has several excellent biotechnology-focused graduate programs, including the bachelor of science in Agricultural Biotechnology.

The degree given is a bachelor of science in integrated plant sciences with a major in agricultural biotechnology. A professional internship is required for graduation.

Agricultural biotechnology majors share a set of core courses with the six other majors that are part of the integrated plant sciences degree program. All students take a year of chemistry, a year of biology, and a statistics course, in addition to the core courses specified for the degree and major.

Career Development

  • Jobs are available in government agencies, commercial businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the fields of crop physiology, plant breeding, biotechnology, and environmental quality.
  • Here are some examples of where you could find jobs; this isn't a comprehensive list, but you can see that there are plenty of places to put your degree to work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Featured courses

  • Agricultural biotechnology majors share a set of core courses with the six other majors that are part of the integrated plant sciences degree program. 
  • All students take a year of chemistry, a year of biology, and a statistics course, in addition to the core courses specified for the degree and major.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • English Proficiency
  • WSU International Admissions will review your application for admission using unofficial copies of transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended
  • When you send transcripts to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at Washington State University, we will complete the credential/transcript evaluation for you. This is an important part of the admission process
  • As part of your application, you will need to provide verification of financial support for at least one year of tuition and expenses. This support may be provided through any combination of personal or sponsored funds

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5255 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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