Biomanufacturing programs prepare students for positions in pharmaceutical manufacturing, bioprocessing (which generally refers to the processing of agricultural commodities into products), media preparation, bioenergy production (e.g. ethanol and biodiesel), and the food processing industry.

Some programs describe themselves as "biopharmaceutical manufacturing."

Courses may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology 
  • Laboratory math
  • English
  • Introduction to computer science
  • Internships
  • Depending on the emphasis of the program, extensive training in industrial plant operations including electrical, mechanical, and process control technologies.