B.S. in Biology (Biotechnology Concentration)
The concentration in biotechnology is designed to provide the undergraduate student with a thorough background in molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on current developments in areas including genetics, immunology, microbiology, cell physiology, recombinant DNA techniques and cell and tissue culture. This program prepares students for careers in research or the health care professions, as well as careers in business, law and scientific writing.
Candidates for a concentration in biotechnology must complete the courses required for the major in biology and include the following courses: BIOL3225, BIOL3226 General Microbiology; BIOL3345 Molecular Genetics; BIOL5306 Immunology; and BIOL6840 Cell Culture.
|1st semester||(12 credits)|
|2nd Semester||(16 credits)|
BIOL1252 General Biology II
|3rd Semester||(16 credits)|
BIOL2250/BIOL2150 Ecology & Field Biology and Lab (or)
|4th Semester||(15 credits)|
|5th Semester||(15 credits)|
|6th Semester||(17 credits)|
|7th Semester||(16 credits)|
|8th Semester||(13 credits)|
The program is designed for students who plan to attend Graduate school or who wish to prepare for admission to a School of Medicine, Chiropractic, Optometry, etc., as well as those interested in entering directly into the workforce.
1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE: must include in the first year at least one semester of Calculus.
2FREE ELECTIVES: may be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor, but may include no more than six credits of “1000” level Biology courses. (Students may not take BIOL1201-1202 and BIOL1101-1102). Physical Education is recommended for students to go on to schools of Veterinary Medicine. Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go on to Graduate school.
3HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE: Include courses in Social Sciences, History, Philosophy or Political Science. A foreign language is recommended for students intending to go on to Graduate School.
4ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.
5ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirement consists of a three-credit Speech course.A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.