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Bioprocessing Sciences Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Cutting-edge science to feed and fuel the future.

Bioprocessing technologies are used in a variety of industries ranging from renewable fuels, food and drink products, pharma- and nutraceuticals and environmental remediation of wastes. The certificate in bioprocessing sciences will combine courses from several disciplines to enhance the student’s knowledge of these technologies and provide hands-on experiences with their applications. Students majoring in disciplines related to agriculture, engineering and other STEM areas are particularly encouraged to work towards a certificate in bioprocessing sciences to enhance their preparation and employability for a career related to bioprocessing.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy solving complex problems.
  • Like getting hands-on to learn how things work.
  • Are comfortable with math and sciences.
  • Like the idea of inventing creative new solutions to real problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Processing of food, fuel or pharmaceuticals
  • Product development
  • Process and quality control
  • Plant manager
  • Food safety
  • Waste remediation

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.