2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. with a Biotechnology Concentration

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a biotechnology concentration provides students with experience in using a number of biological processes, including recombinant DNA technology, that are used to solve problems or make useful products. Students participate in laboratory experiences in various aspects of molecular, cellular, and physical biosciences and become well-prepared to seek employment in a laboratory setting after graduation or to continue their education at the graduate level.

Biology Major - General Education Requirements


  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One additional course in English or in a foreign language
  • One additional humanities elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • One course in American history or government
  • One course in philosophy
  • Two additional social science electives from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
  • Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional Required Courses

In addition, students must take four courses from the MOLECULAR  and MICROBIOLOGY BASKET, and TWO courses from the Biotechnology Core plus four courses from the Molecular BIology and Microbiology Basket and two coruses fromone or more basekts. CHEM 320 Biochemistry  and one other CHEM course 300 or higher.

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