Biotechnology

Requirements for a Major in Biotechnology

BI-141Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BI-204Microbiology4
BT-375Tissue Culture4
BT-376Biotechnology4
BT-410Biotechnology Seminar1
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CH-201
CH-203
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
5
CH-210Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods5
CH-410Biochemistry I4
Major Electives(8 credits)
Select 8 credits from the following electives:8
Histology
Biochemical Regulatory Mechanisms
Cancer Biology
Immunology
Molecular Biology
Virology
Medicinal Chemistry
Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (5)
Modern Physics
Biochemistry II
Fermentation Technology
Bioinformatics
Internship in Biotechnology
Green Chemistry
Computational Chemistry
Special Topics in Chemistry (Organometallics in Organic Synthesis)
And certain other BI-300, CH-300 and PY-300 level courses with Biotech coordinator approval.
Ancillary courses(23 credits)
MA-190Pre-calculus (may be waived)4
MA-200Calculus I4
MA-201Calculus II4
or BI-203 Genetics
Select one of the following:3
Technical Writing
Business Communications
Microcomputer Applications
Select one of the following:8
General Physics I
and General Physics II (8)
Physics I (Mechanics)
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics) (8)
Total Credits70

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
EN-101 English Composition I 1 3
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
MA-180
Introduction to Functions (LASC QR)2
or Pre-calculus
3-4
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC First-Year Seminar3
 Credits16-17
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 1 3
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
MA-190
Pre-calculus (LASC QR)
or Calculus I
4
BI-141 Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
BI-204 Microbiology 4
CH-201 Organic Chemistry I (lecture) 3
CH-203 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
Select One of the Following 3-4
LASC 3
LASC Elective 
Calculus I  
Select One of the Following 3
Technical Writing  
Business Communications  
Microcomputer Applications  
 Credits15-16
Semester Four
LASC LASC Elective3
LASC LASC Elective3
MA-150 Statistics I 4 3
Select One of the Following 4
Genetics  
Calculus II  
Select One of the Following 3-5
LASC
LASC Elective 
Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
 
 Credits16-18
Year Three
Semester Five
CH-210 Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods 5
PY-221 General Physics I (NSP) 4
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
CH-410 Biochemistry I 4
PY-222 General Physics II (NSP) 4
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
 Credits14
Year Four
Semester Seven
BT-376 Biotechnology 4
BI-440 Advanced Research Experience for Undergraduates 1-6
BI/BT-3XX+ BI or BT Upper Level Elective4
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
 Credits15-20
Semester Eight
BT-375 Tissue Culture 4
BI-440 Advanced Research Experience for Undergraduates 1-6
BT-410 Biotechnology Seminar 1-4
LASC 3 LASC Elective3
SELECT LASC or Major Elective3
 Credits12-20
 Total Credits118-135
1

EN-101 and EN-102 satisfies LASC writing.

2

MA-180 requires Accuplacer score of 5 or higher.

3

The sequence of LASC courses marked with 3 is a suggestion but serves as a reminder that LASC designated courses must be taken to satisfy the LASC requirements.

4

MA-150 requires an Accuplacer score of 4 or higher.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.