Applied Biology

Kettering’s Applied Biology program places a strong focus on the molecular and cellular levels. It is intellectually rigorous, heavily lab oriented, and includes significant hands-on experience gained from laboratory classes, undergraduate research, and participation in the required, paid cooperative education program.

Example of Employers

JHP PharmaceuticalsCorning
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Get in the Lab

Understand the fundamentals through hands-on experience.

See our labs in action

Kettering’s professors teach students the fundamentals of biological and chemical properties and interactions as well as providing them with opportunities to perform experiments with instrumentation not used by most undergraduates.

  • First year Applied Biology students look at human tissues and microorganisms, dissect organisms as well as learn basic safety and lab skills such as pipetting, solution preparation and the operation of basic laboratory equipment.
  • In their second year, they are introduced to some of the most widely used experimental procedures in the biotechnological field including sterile technique, nucleic acid isolation, manipulation and amplification, electrophoretic techniques, tissue culture, various biological assays and protein isolation techniques.
  • Juniors and Seniors further their knowledge and expertise in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics and other advanced topics.

The Applied Biology program boasts a new state-of-the-art teaching lab suite featuring a General/Microbiology Lab, Molecular/Cellular Biology Lab, Advanced Topics Lab, student and faculty research space, a Tissue Culture facility, and cutting-edge instrumentation.