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Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience (formerly Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology) BS
The BS degree in biotechnology and molecular bioscience prepares students to immediately assume challenging positions in research, development, and management in biotechnology. Students are also well-prepared for positions in the fields of plant biotechnology, human genetics, agriculture, food products, pharmaceuticals and vaccine development, environment and energy, forensic science, and genetic counseling.
The advanced nature of the third- and fourth-year courses, as well as the opportunity to participate in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research, provides a sound foundation to those graduates wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree.
The program also can be designed to include the education necessary for the pursuit of a career in a medical field.
Specialized areas of emphasis include recombinant DNA, microbial and plant genetic engineering, mammalian and plant tissue culture, monoclonal antibody production and purification, large-scale fermentation techniques (bacterial and mammalian cell), and methods for characterization and separation of proteins and nucleic acids in yeast, bacterial, viral, and plant systems.
This program provides students the option of participating in cooperative education. More than 65 organizations in industry, government, and academia employ our students in full-time paid positions directly related to students’ academic areas of interest. Co-op positions can be held during the summer and/or during the regular academic year. Tuition is not charged while a student is on co-op. If a student elects to pursue a co-op during the regular academic year, they may need to extend the date of graduation beyond the traditional four years.
Biotechnology and molecular bioscience, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|BIOL-121||Introduction to Biology I||4|
|CHMG-141||LAS Perspective 5: General and Analytical Chemistry I||3|
|CHMG-145||LAS Perspective 5: General and Analytical Chemistry I Lab||1|
|LAS Perspective 1||3|
|LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†||3|
|BIOL-122||Introduction to Biology II||4|
|CHMG-142||LAS Perspective 6: General and Analytical Chemistry II||3|
|CHMG-146||LAS Perspective 6: General and Analytical Chemistry II Lab||1|
|MATH-161||LAS Perspective 7A: Applied Calculus||4|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing||3|
|BIOL-201||Cell and Molecular Biology w/ Lab||4|
|BIOL-204||Microbiology w/ Lab||4|
|CHMO-231||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHMO-235||Organic Chemistry I Lab||1|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|STAT-145||LAS Perspective 7B: Introduction Statistics|
|STAT-155||LAS Perspective 7B: Biostatistics|
|BIOL-325||Bioinform Anal Macromole||3|
|CHMO-232||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHMO-236||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1|
|LAS Perspective 2||3|
|LAS Perspective 3, 4||6|
|LAS Immersion 1||3|
|LAS Immersion 2, 3||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||121|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.