BS Agricultural Biotechnology (ABT) is the youngest among the four BS programs offered by CAFS. The BS ABT program aims to produce graduates who are trained in biotechnology to enhance the country’s agricultural production, and promote inclusive development while maintaining quality agro-environments. Graduates of this program will be qualified to teach in academic institutions, join various government agencies, work in research laboratories, or engage in entrepreneurship. In addition to general education, legislative and foundation courses, BS ABT students are required to take 21 units of major core courses, 12 units of specialized courses, 6 units of elective, 2 units of undergraduate seminar, 6 units of thesis or major practice, and 3 units of practicum or special problem.
Animal Biotechnology is one of the major fields in BS ABT. Others include, Crop Protection Biotechnology, Crop Biotechnology and Food Biotechnology. The major core courses for all BS ABT students include Experimental Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology I and II, Molecular Markers, Recombinant DNA Technology, Issues and Regulation in Agricultural Biotechnology, Introductory Biochemistry and Experimental Designs I. Animal Biotechnology major students take Animal Biotechnology and Animal Science courses for their specialized courses, and are expected to integrate and apply biotechnology to the different disciplines in Animal Science.