2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. with a Biotechnology Concentration

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 wellprepared to seek employment in a laboratory setting after graduation or to continue their education at the graduate level.  Because upper-level biology courses may be offered only every other year, students are urged to consult their advisers in planning their curriculum.


General Education Requirements

(36 credits)


(5 courses)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • American History or American Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives

Upper Level Baskets

(18-24 credits)

Core plus four courses from the Molecular and Microbiology basket and two courses from two or more baskets. CHEM 320  and one other 300-level or higher CHEM course for the Biotechnology Concentration.

General Electives/Biotechnology Concentration

(10-16 credits)

CHEM 320 - Biochemistry  and one other 300-level or higher CHEM course are required for the Biotechnology Concentration.

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution