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)|
|4th Semester||(15 credits)|
|5th Semester||(15 credits)|
|6th Semester||(17 credits)|
|7th Semester||(16 credits)|
|8th Semester||(13 credits)|
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE): In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.
2HUMANITIES: Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses: ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.
3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.
4SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Take three credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC or SOCI.
5ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.
ART AND CULTURE: This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.
SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: This requirement will be satisfied by CHEM1201 and 1202.
6FREE 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.
The Program is designed for students who plan to attend Graduate school or who wish to prepare for admission to a School of Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, Optometry, etc., as well as those interested in entering directly into the workforce.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.