Biotechnology, B.S.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


GPA of at least 2.3 in the following major courses:

BIO 102 - Biology I ('C' or better)
BIO 103 - Biology II ('C' or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 220 - Genetics ('C' or better)
BIO 233 - Introductory Microbiology
BIO 296 - Genomics I
BIO 393 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIO 396 - Synthetic Biology: Engineering Life (T3)*
BIO 491 - Seminar in Biotechnology
BIO 497 - In-Service Training in Biotechnology

Choose 1 From:
BIO 386 - Practical Bioinformatics: Genomics II 
BIO 436 - Molecular Biology
BIO 467 - Lab Course in Biotechnology

Choose 1 From:
BIO 466 - Advanced Cell Molecular Biology
BIO 451 - Tissue Culture Workshop


CHE 120 - General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
CHE 121 - General Chemistry II
CHE 260 - Organic Chemistry I
CHE 261 - Organic Chemistry II
MAT 150 - Calculus I (T1QR)*
MAT 221 - Intermediate Applied Statistics
PHY 230 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

Choose 1 From:
CHE 450 - Biochemistry I
CHE 458 - Drug Discovery
CHE 465 - Medicinal Chemistry