Biotechnology

 

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Total Credits: 124)

Required Program Courses

• BIOL 165 – Foundations of Biology I. Credits: 5
• BIOL 166 – Foundations of Biology II. Credits: 5
• CHEM 131 – General Chemistry I. Credits: 4
• CHEM 132 – General Chemistry II. Credits: 4
• CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry I. Credits: 3
• CHEM 232 – Organic Chemistry II. Credits: 3
• CHEM 241 – Organic Chemistry Lab I. Credits: 1
• CHEM 242 – Organic Chemistry Lab II. Credits: 1
• BIOL 120/CHEM 120 – Introduction to Biotechnology. Credits:1
• BIOL 371 – Genetics. Credits: 3
• BIOL 415 – Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics. Credits: 3
• BCHM 421 – Biochemistry I. Credits: 4
• BCHM 430 – Biochemistry Lab. Credits: 1
• BIOL 430 – Molecular Laboratory Techniques. Credits: 3
• BIOL 497/ CHEM 497 – Internship in Biotechnology. Credits: 2

Either a Biology or Chemistry Emphasis must be selected:

Biology Emphasis

• BIOL 280 – Biostatistics and Research Design. Credits: 3
• BIOL 285 – Research Seminar in Biology. Credits: 0
• BIOL 305 – Scientific Communication. Credits: 2
• BIOL 372 – Cell and Molecular Biology. Credits: 3
• One additional upper division BIOL/BCHM/CHEM course to be selected with your advisor. Credits: 2-4
• Choose one of:
          BIOL 416 – Cell and Tissue Culture. Credits: 3
          BIOL 444 – Electron Microscopy. Credits: 3

Chemistry Emphasis

• CHEM 200 —Quantitative Analysis. Credits: 4
• CHEM 210—Topics in Current Chemistry. Credits: 0
• CHEM 311/312/411/412— Chemistry Seminar. Credits: 2
• CHEM 400 – Chemical Separations and Analysis. Credits: 2
• CHEM 430 – Instrumental Analysis. Credits: 2
• One additional upper division BIOL/BCHM/CHEM course to be selected with your advisor. Credits: 3-4

Cognate Requirements 

• RELT 385 – Bioethics and Christian Faith. Credits: 3
• Choose one of the following (one of the latter two recommended):
          MATH 168 – Precalculus. Credits: 4
          MATH 191 – Calculus I. Credits: 4
          MATH 195 – Calculus I for Biology. Credits: 4
• Choose one of the following:
          PHYS 141 & 142 – General Physics I and II. Credits: 8
          PHYS 241, 242, 271, 272 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Lab. Credits: 10

General Education Core Beyond Program Cognates 

• Religion. Credits: 9
• Language & Communication. Credits: 9
• History. Credits: 6
• Humanities. Credits: 6
• Social Sciences. Credits: 6
• Service. Credits: 2
• Wellness. Credits: 4

Electives – 10-11 credits

It is recommended that electives be chosen from Business and Leadership courses. Recommended courses that might also be taken toward minors in these disciplines include:

ACCT 121 – Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
ACCT 122 – Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
BSAD 341 – Business Law (3)
ECON 225 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 226 – Principles of Microeconomics (3)

LEAD101 – Fundamentals of Leadership (2-3)
LEAD220 – Creative Problem Solving (3)
LEAD301 – Leadership and Mentoring (2-3)
LEAD310 – Theories of Leadership (3)
LEAD320 – Introduction to Coaching (3)
 

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