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KU Adds New Biotechnology Degree Program To Edward Campus

The University of Kansas will soon offer a bachelor's degree in applied science in biotechnology.

Classes for the new degree will begin in the spring semester at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. It will be the university's first bachelor of applied science degree.

The university said in a news that the new degree program will prepare students for careers in life-sciences by bridging the gap between biology, biochemistry and clinical laboratory sciences.

The Monthly Labor Review report forecasts that jobs in life, physical and social science occupations will increase by 15 percent by 2020.

Kansas City is home to 200 life-science companies, including 90 contract research organizations.