Biotechnology Science (9375)
The Biotechnology Science program prepares students for entry-level laboratory technician positions in research and industrial laboratories engaged in biotechnology. Graduates may choose career paths in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, or forensic science industries, as well as basic biological research. The program emphasizes hands-on training utilizing industry standard equipment to perform both routine and specialized experimental techniques. Students become adept in macromolecular separation and characterization, genetic manipulation, cell culture, and microbial growth control. Fundamental laboratory skills such as documentation, reagent preparation, safety, troubleshooting, good laboratory practice (GLP), and good manufacturing practice (GMP) are stressed.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a "C" grade or higher is required in all science and program-specific courses for graduation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades may not be used to fulfill health program requirements.
A certificate is also available.
Students must meet specific admission requirements for this program. Listed below are requirements for admission to the Biotechnology Science Program:
- Complete college application(s).
- Submit high school transcript as well as any college transcript(s).
- Meet with the biotechnology science program director to obtain a program application form.
- Meet with a counselor to review program prerequisites and requirements.
- Completion of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or above or successful completion of CHEM 1100 Elementary Chemistry.
- Successful completion of MATH 0950 Intermediate Algebra or placement into MATH 1650 College Algebra (A).
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|BIOS 1050||Introduction to Biotechnology Science ||3|
|BIOS 1200||Biotechnology Science Lab Skills ||4|
|BIOL 1510||Principles of Biology I 1||4|
|CHEM 1500||General Chemistry I 2||5|
|FYEX 1000||First Year Experience||1|
|BIOS 1500||Introduction to Biochemistry ||4|
|CHEM 1600||General Chemistry II||5|
or ENGL 1111
|English Composition I (A) 3
or English Composition I (B)
|BIOS 1600||Advanced Molecular Separations ||4|
|BIOS 2100||Applied Microbiology ||3|
|BIOS 2500||Recombinant DNA Technology ||4|
|BIOS 2600||Bioscience Manufacturing Processes ||4|
|MATH 1550||Statistics (A) 4||4|
|BIOS 2550||Introduction to Bioinformatics ||1|
|BIOS 2800||Biotechnology Science Seminar ||1|
|COMM 1050||Fundamentals of Public Speaking 5||2|
|Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Science Electives list||3|
|1st 8 weeks|
|BIOS 2400||Tissue Culture ||3|
|2nd 8 weeks|
|BIOS 2700||Internship ||3|
|Total Credit Hours||65|
Completion of BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies prior to program acceptance is an acceptable substitution.
English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree). Students who place into ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) should consult with the program chair.
Any college-level math course is an acceptable substitute.
Students may substitute COMM 1000 Effective Public Speaking. This 3 credit hour course may be required for students transferring to a four-year college. Completion of COMM 1100 Effective Interpersonal Communications prior to program accceptance is also an acceptable substitute.
|Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives|
|ANTH 1160||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ECON 1150||Basic Economics||3|
|ECON 2500||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2600||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|GEOG 1500||Introduction to Geography||3|
|GEOG 1600||World Regional Geography||3|
|HIST 1150||Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation||3|
|HIST 1250||Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present||3|
|HIST 2150||U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction||3|
|HIST 2250||U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present||3|
|POLS 1300||U.S. National Government||3|
|POLS 2500||Modern Political Ideologies||3|
|PSYC 1500||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOCY 1150||Principles of Sociology||3|