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Maryland’s robust biotechnology community is supported by numerous colleges, universities, research institutions, and organizations that offer world-class training. Prospective students can choose a program based on their goals and schedule with programs offered full-time, part-time, and with classroom, hands-on, and earn-while-you-learn experiences. Before choosing a biotech program, think about the types of responsibilities you would like and in what setting. Would you like to set up and maintain lab instruments and equipment and gather samples for analysis or would you prefer to analyze data or perhaps be out in the field as a salesperson? All these possibilities are open to people who are just starting their career or are looking for a career change. Once you choose the type of job you want, now it’s time to choose a program that will prepare you to pursue a career. It’s best to first determine what level of education you need and if you want to take classes online, in-person, or in a hybrid setting. Next, browse the list below or do an online search to see which programs will help you achieve your educational goals. Asking a teacher or guidance counselor/academic advisor is a good next step, as they may have supplemental information that will help guide you to the best school based on your preferences. How will I pay for school? That’s a common question and the answer can be a determining factor in which school you choose. Visit our Paying for College page to learn more about scholarships, grants, and financial aid.

The State of Maryland is home to many colleges, universities, and organizations that offer biotech training programs and degrees both online and in-person. Take some time to browse the list that BioHub has assembled below.

Maryland Colleges and Universities

Baltimore City Community College →

2-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Degree: Students develop science laboratory technical skills in preparation for employment under the supervision of professional scientists in a variety of laboratory settings. The program can also serve as the first two years of preparation for a four-year school with a major in physical or biological sciences.

Hagerstown Community College →

2-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Degree: The Biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technician positions in biomedical, research, and industrial laboratory areas. The Biotechnology courses are offered in fully-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to work immediately upon graduation and to advance with on-the-job experience and continued academic training.
  • Biotechnology certificate: The Biotechnology certificate is designed for the technician-in training with the academic background and work experience to complete a program in one year, work immediately, and advance with on-the-job experience. The credits earned in the certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. degree or to many B.S. degrees at upper division institutions.

Harford Community College →

2-Year Degree
  • The biotechnology program prepares students with the concepts, techniques, and skills needed for entry-level bioscience laboratory work in biotechnology, chemical, and biological laboratories. The program provides a foundation in principles of the natural and physical sciences and a strong emphasis on biotechnology and analytical techniques and applications, as identified by biotechnology industry members. The biotechnology industry is expected to continue to grow in Maryland and the region.
  • Biotechnology certificate: The Biotechnology Certificate program prepares students in the techniques and skills needed for entry-level bioscience laboratory work. By stressing the basic principles of the natural and physical sciences, with strong emphasis on biotechnology and analytical techniques and applications, the program prepares students for semiprofessional employment in biotechnology, chemical, and biological laboratories. The certificate also lays the foundation for more advanced education in the sciences, and will allow students with a previous degree in the sciences to obtain the skills necessary for employment in the rapidly-expanding biotechnology sector. The bioscience/biotechnology industry is expected to continue to experience growth and to remain a high priority in Maryland.

Cecil College →

2-Year Degree
  • Bioproduction A.A.S. This program offers an introduction to the field of Bioprocessing. This exciting new field harnesses cellular processes to create vital industrial and medical products.

Frederick Community College Biotechnology Program →

2-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Program: Students learn the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of biotechnology industries or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Biotechnology Certificate Program: Prepares students to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities.
  • Biotechnology Letter of Recognition Provides an introductory level of training to prepare individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing.
  • Logistics & Production Technology: While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.

Hood College →

4-Year and Advanced Degrees

Montgomery College →

2-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Degree: Completing the biotechnology associate’s degree prepares you to transfer to another institution and earn a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce.
  • Biotechnology Certificate: This is suitable for students currently working in the biotechnology or medical technology field who want to upgrade or update their skills preparing you for immediate employment in the biotechnology field
  • Biomanufacturing Certificate: This certificate is suitable for students who have completed high school and desire fast entry into the biotechnology industry

Mount Saint Mary’s University →

4-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology Management Dual Degree:The Mount’s biotechnology management dual degree program provides the skills needed to advance your career in biotechnology by helping you effectively communicate with both scientists and business professionals.
Advanced Degree
  • M.S. in Biotechnology and Management: The Master of Science in biotechnology and management program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science Certificate: Mount St. Mary’s University is home to Maryland’s only certificate in quality assurance and regulatory science (QA/RS). The program prepares you to lead your company through the efficient delivery of high-quality products within a competitive market.

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH (FAES)

The foundation’s mission is to support educational needs at NIH, but courses are open to the public. Offerings include partnerships with regional universities for degree programs, approximately 150 academic for-credit courses and more than 60 shorter biotechnology workshops workshops. Learn More →