Catalog 2010-2012

Biotechnology

The B.A. Biotechnology major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This major is designed to provide educational training for employment in modern biotechnology fields in both the public and private sectors or for graduate school. Basic skills in recombinant DNA, genetics, microbiology, and biochemistry are emphasized.

 

Required:

  Introductory track: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100**; 840:140**.....15 hours

  Biology: 840:119; 840:153; two of the following - 840:121, 840:128, 840:152......15 hours

  Cognate courses:

    Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048***; 860:063, or 860:120 and 860:123 and 860:154****.....12-18 hours

Electives: selected from the following list (approved by advisor).....12-18 hours

  Computer Science: 810:165.

  Biology#: 840:114 and 840:115, 840:121, 840:122, 840:127, 840:128, 840:129, 840:137 and 840:138, 840:144, 840:146, 840:150, 840:151, 840:152, 840:190.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:121, 860:132, 860:155, 860:156.

  Physics: 880:054, 880:056.

60 hours

 

**840:100 and 840:140 are not required as prerequisites for 100/3000-level courses.

***Students with excellent preparation in chemistry may substitute 860:070 plus 3 additional credit hours of biology electives for 860:044 and 860:048.

****Students seeking more depth and considering post-baccalaureate studies are advised to take the 860:120, 860:123, and 860:154 option.

#Not more than four (4) semester hours of credit from 840:190 will be accepted for biology elective credit.