The Catholic University of America

Letter from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Biology and the M.S. graduate program in Biotechnology

It is with great pleasure I invite you to our new graduate program in biotechnology.  The program is carefully developed by integrating both basic as well as applied aspects of biotechnology into a core curriculum.

The program has interdisciplinary focus, providing students unique opportunities to tailor their course of study rather than being restricted to a rigid and inflexible curriculum.

The courses are taught by a well-seasoned faculty who are highly accessible to students and focus as intently on educating students as they do on conducting cutting-edge research.

Central to the program are opportunities for hands-on experience through diverse types of internships in various biotechnology research institutions and industry.

I am confident that when you matriculate through this program, you will be well prepared for whatever future challenges you encounter in biotechnology.

Venigalla Rao, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and
Chairman of the Biology Department