Biology, Biotechnology Concentration, B.S.

Why major with a concentration in Biotechnology?

The Biology Department is at the forefront of biotechnology, offering students an opportunity to study the technologies and products that improve our lives and the health of our planet. Students who are interested in biotechnology can prepare for careers in combating disease, reducing our environmental footprint, feeding the hungry, creating clean energy and more of society’s most pressing challenges.

Requirements for the Biotechnology Concentration

Requirements for the Biotechnology Concentration - 81 Credits

    Common Core Courses

    Courses in the Laboratory Science section of the Common Core are BIOL 0102 - Environmental Biology, BIOL 0104 - Human Biology, BIOL 0106 - Biology Today, and BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I. The 100-level courses (BIOL 0102, BIOL 0104, and BIOL 0106) do not satisfy requirements for the Biology Major and should not be taken by students majoring in Biology.  MATH 0105  satisfies the traditional mathematics area of the Common Core.  BIOL 0278 satifies the applied analytical reasoning area of the Common Core.

      Introductory Sequence

      • BIOL 0128 - General Biology II
      • BIOL 0129 - General Biology I
      • BIOL 0180 - Introductory Seminar in Biology

      Math Requirement

      • MATH 0105 - Calculus I
      • BIOL 0278 - Biostatistics

      Chemistry

      • CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I
      • CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II
      • CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
      • CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II
      • CHEM 0315 - Biochemistry with Lab

      Physics

      • PHSC 0125 - Physics I

      Required Biology Courses

      • BIOL 0201 - General Ecology
      • BIOL 0203 - Genetics
      • BIOL 0205 - Cell Biology
      • BIOL 0223 - Microbiology
      • BIOL 0230 - Evolution
      • BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      • BIOL 281 Seminar: Practices and Policies in Biotechnology Credits: 1
      • BIOL 0313 - Immunology
      • BIOL 0342 - Drugs: From Start to Finish
      • 6 credits of BIOL 0377 - Research Experience  (3 of these credits may be satisfied by BIOL 0399 - Independent Research)
      • BIOL 0380 - Senior Seminar

      Additional Graduation Requirements

      All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .