Biotechnology and Health Economics, B.S.

Program Overview

The B.S. in Biotechnology and Health Economics provides students with a combination of skills in the biosciences, biotechnology, and economics. We anticipate substantial demand from various sectors in industry and consulting for majors from this program. The combination of skills in complementary areas of biotechnology, sciences and economics is increasingly in demand in industry and consulting. Skilled and quantitatively-trained personnel are often required to analyze not only the scientific side and emergence of new technologies, but also the economic implications for firms related to their pricing, investment, and innovation strategies, as well as the interface with economic and regulatory policy. 

The B.S. in Biotechnology and Health Economics will prepare you to:

  1. Understand and analyze the key technological and economics related issues in the biomedical and healthcare industries.
  2. Develop analytical skills to study the scientific aspects of biotechnology and biosciences, and the economics of healthcare markets and policies. Particular emphasis will be placed on modeling, and quantitative and data analysis.
  3. Take advantage of career opportunities in a wide range of companies in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices sectors, healthcare consulting firms, health insurance companies, hospitals, public policy institutions, in State and Federal Government, among other sectors.


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6575

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