"Biotechnology" is defined as the use of living systems to develop or make useful products that are be beneficial to animals particularly humans. In 1983, RIT became the first university in the nation to offer a bachelor of science degree in what was then a very new, yet exciting discipline. Recently, the name of the program was changed to "biotechnology and molecular bioscience" to reflect the evolving nature of the discipline giving the fact that molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, plant biology etc. are integral disciplines in the field of biotechnology.
Students enrolled in the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program at RIT will be exposed to dynamic professors who are leaders in their fields both in the class room for tradition instruction and also in the classroom and research laboratories for experiential learning.