Both North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Community College System share space and educate students in the Golden LEAF BTEC facility. The following NC State University programs may be of interest to students considering a career in biomanufacturing, as some of them offer concentrations specific to the field.
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering
- Bioprocessing Science
- Biotechnology Program
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- BioSciences Management
- Master's in Microbial Biotechnology
Bioprocessing Science (BBS)
The Bioprocessing Science program (BBS), within the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, is the first undergraduate program at NC State created to utilize the Golden LEAF BTEC facilities, with the first freshman class enrolled in fall 2006. Graduates from the BBS program have the technical competence and hands-on experience to immediately contribute to the North Carolina biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to a strong technical background, students earning a Bachelor of Science in Bioprocessing Science will understand other subject matter relevant to the bio-industries, including quality control and assurance, and validation procedures, as well as ethical and regulatory issues. This unique collection of courses is designed to provide bioprocessing students with a special skill set specific to bioprocessing and pharmaceutical manufacturing needs, which to date have not been taught by U.S. universities.
NCSU Biotechnology Program
Currently there are over 240 faculty and researchers whose research and teaching interests lie within the broad scope of biotechnology. These faculty and staff hail from 24 departments in the five colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.
Master's Degree in Microbial Biotechnology (MMB)
The Professional Science Master's degree in Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) at North Carolina State University was launched by the Department of Microbiology in August 2003. The two-year program provides students with competencies in science and business and includes both academic and professional training.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The departmental mission is to be a national leader in chemical engineering and biomolecular research and to achieve excellence in teaching. Graduates pursue careers in industry, enter the university teaching and research arena, or utilize their intellectual skills in an increasingly diverse set of other contributions to the global society. View the concentration curriculum.
Biosciences Management MBA
The Biosciences Management MBA concentration focuses on the emerging life sciences industry and its many challenges. This practical program brings together both the scientific and management sides of the business to better prepare students for a career or career advancement in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.