Department of Biological Sciences

Plan of study: Biotechnology

Suggested Plan of Study

Biotechnology Concentration

 

 

Year 1

 

 

Fall semester

 

 

BIO 105

Biological Principles I: Cellular Biology

3

BIO 106

Laboratory Biology

1.5

CHY 113

Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHY 114

Laboratory Techniques I

1

ENG 100

College Writing

3

EYE

Entry Year Experience

3

 

Total credits

15.5

Spring semester

 

 

BIO 107

Biological Principles II: Evolution, Biodiversity and Evolution (Science Exploration)

4.5

CHY 115

Principles of Chemistry II

3

CHY 116

Laboratory Techniques II

1

MAT 152

Calculus A

4

Core curriculum course

Creative Expression, Socio-cultural Analysis or Cultural Interpretation

3

 

Total credits

15.5

Year 2

 

 

Fall semester

 

 

BIO 201

Genetics

3

BIO 408

Experimental Genetics

2

CHY 251

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHY 252

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

MAT 220

Statistics for the Biological Sciences

4

 

Total credits

14

Spring semester

 

 

BIO 281

Microbiology

3

BIO 282

Microbiological Laboratory

2

CHY 253

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHY 254

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

Core curriculum course

Creative Expression, Socio-cultural Analysis or Cultural Interpretation

3

Core curriculum course

Creative Expression, Socio-cultural Analysis or Cultural Interpretation

3

 

Total credits

16

Year 3

 

 

Fall semester

 

 

CHY 461

Biochemistry I

3

CHY 462

Biochemistry Laboratory

2

Physics

Elements of Physics I or General Physics I

4

PHY 114

Introductory Physics Laboratory I

1

Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility and Citizenship

 

3

Thematic cluster course

 

3

 

Total credits

16

Spring semester

 

 

BIO 409

Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIO 410

Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

2

CHY 463

Biochemistry II

3

Physics

Elements of Physics II or General Physics II

4

PHY 116

Introductory Physics Laboratory II

1

Thematic cluster course

 

3

 

Total credits

16

Year 4

 

 

Fall semester

 

 

BIO 431

Principles of Immunology

3

Diversity course

 

3

Thematic cluster course

 

3

General elective(s)

 

variable

 

Total credits

variable

Spring semester

 

 

AMS 551

Immunology Laboratory

3

International course

 

3

Capstone course

 

3

General elective(s)

 

variable

 

Total credits

variable

 

 

 

             Note: Total credits must add up to 120. Suggested schedule is based on 8 semesters with approximately 15 credits per semester. Summer courses can reduce course load during the year.