The Catholic University of America offers a unique M.S. in Biotechnology Program that enables biotechnology internships not restricted to just commercial companies, maximal flexibility to students for choosing a program and course of study, and open access to faculty who are fully engaged in both teaching and research in their fields. Catholic University wants to particularly support women and minorities – two groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences - with opportunities for careers in biotechnology. Personal mentoring in addition to graduate advisors, presentations by accomplished role models, and opportunities for regular social and professional interactions are offered to help nurture career development.