Biology & Biotechnology

Professionals in Biology and Biotechnology make scholarly scientific and technological advances that will address the changing needs of society approaching problems with creativity and flexibility.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Biology & Biotechnology Graduates

Boston Medical Center
Cell Signaling Technology
Harvard Medical School
Novo Nordisk
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
The Broad Institute
Yale University

Sample Graduate Schools

Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Tufts University
Tufts University-Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
UMass Medical School
Average Starting Salary:
$54,642 (2020)
Learn more about Biology & Biotechnology at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Process Engineer
Research Scientist
Software Engineer
Lab Technician
Quality Assurance Lap Analyst
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Common Loon Eggshell Porosity & Thickness in North America
Content and Effects of Over-The-Counter Phytoestrogen Supplements on Breast Cancer Proliferation
Effect of Mycorrhizae on Artemisia Annua
Microtubule Dependent Motors in the Chloroplast Avoidance Response

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.