Studying Biotechnology in the Applied Biology department is a choice that I made instantly upon checking out the program website when I was feeling uncertain about what major to pursue after completing my high school. As Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field with a multitude applications, the study program was perfectly planned in a way that it is comprehensive yet giving a detailed insight into each and every aspect of Biotechnology. Hence, this course is suitable for those who want to discover diverse approaches that Biotechnology offers to help improve our lives as well as to identify their area of interest. Over the course of 4 years, I have learnt a wide range of theoretical and practical courses taught by excellent faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. Apart from guiding us in our academic journey, they also generously gave career related advices to prepare us for the professional realm. In short, my experience as a Biotechnology student in the Applied Biology department was fulfilling and memorable.
I graduated from University of Sharjah (UOS) in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. I can undoubtedly say that the 4 years I’ve spend in this program were the best. The faculty members, who are enthusiastic, encouraging, and patient, helped me enhance my academic and interpersonal skills. I think one of the main strengths of this program is that students apply a variety of techniques learned in theoretical classes during laboratory classes, training program and research project. In summary, my experience at UOS was an unforgettable one and has prepared me well for the next step in my life.
My experience with Biotechnology at the university of Sharjah was nothing short of amazing. I always had interest in biology as well as the technological aspects and advancements, which naturally attracted me to the major. The variety of courses taught in the department gives students a deep dive into the different disciplines they may pursue, and the numerous applications that could be utilized to better increase our understanding and expand our knowledge. The laboratory classes were by far my favourite, where theoretical work comes into action under the supervision of excellent instructors that always offered a helping hand. I’m grateful and appreciative of all faculty members that made me feel at home and were supportive and kind at every stage throughout my studies making sure I’m guided towards excellency. A wonderful community of thinkers and innovators, that certainly made the experience far more enjoyable and memorable. Biotechnology is a brilliant field that will only keep on getting bigger and better, which is why I am positive I made the right decision with selecting it as my career path.
I choose biotechnology because it is a field that i am very passionate about. It is a very broad major with multiple disciplines that range from medical biotechnology to animal and plant biotechnology. The variety of the courses taught by the faculty really helps the students build a strong foundation and helps them get a better understanding in what it is they are most interested in. We were very blessed to have a hard working faculty that was very nice and supportive and yet still pushed us to do our best. In terms of extra-curricular activities, I had the pleasure of being a part of the Biotechnology Scientific Student Society (BSSS) where many formal department events as well as fun playful events are held to bring the biotechnology community closer together. My personal favorite part about the last 4 years was the laboratory classes in which we perform the experiments we studied in class, which helps understand the material better and shows us how its applied in practical. All in all, my experience as an undergraduate was unforgettable, I learned a lot and met incredible people and this experience has prepared me for my post-graduate life on a personal and a professional level.