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Research/Quality Assurance/Biotech

Students with interest in these areas may work in private industry, university, or government laboratories to explore new aspects of research and development. They use the principles and theories of theoretical and applied science and mathematics to solve problems and to help improve products and processes, making sure that standards of quality are being met.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Animal Science, Crop & Soil Sciences Fisheries & Wildlife, Food Science, Forestry,  Horticulture, Packaging

College of Arts & Letters: Linguistics

College of Engineering: All Majors

College of Natural Science: Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Nutritional Science

College of Social Science: Anthropology, Psychology

Research activities are not always limited to a laboratory.  Students from a broad range of majors (from all colleges) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Alcoa
  • ConAgra
  • GE
  • Kellogg
  • Little Ceasars
  • Michigan State University
  • Monsanto
  • Nestle USA
  • Shell
  • Syngenta

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