Biotechnology Option (2003)

Administered by Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Effective Fall, 2003

Requirements for the biotechnology option are similar to those for students in the general biology curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science. Biotechnology employs living systems in the development or manufacture of a product or in the technological solution to a problem. It has revolutionized agriculture, medical and veterinary diagnostics, pharmacology and even the legal system. Biotechnology applies the cutting edge techniques of the biological and chemical sciences (recombinant DNA, genetic engineering, cell and tissue culture and cloning) to improve the quality of our lives.

Required courses:

50.114 Concepts in Biology I

50.115 Concepts in Biology II

50.242 Biology of Microorganisms

50.271 Cell Biology

50.332 Genetics

50.333 Molecular Biology

50.479 Integrated Physiology Lab (Tissue Culture may be substituted for declared biotechology majors. It may not substitute and also count as a biology elective)

50.481 Senior Biology Seminar

50.445 Methods in Biotechnology

And at least one of the following four courses:

50.472 Animal Cell Physiology
50.474 Vertebrate Systems Physiology
50.477 Plant Physiology
50.478 Microbial Physiology
50.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

Choose one of the following two sets:

52.115 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

52.116 Chemical Principles and Measurements

52.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistsry (Students considering postgraduate education are advised to take 52.231 Organic Chemistry I and 52.232 Organic Chemistry II)

52.341 Biochemistry

52.442 Biochemistry II

Choose one of the following three sets:

50.254 Social Implications of Biology

Electives - Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work from the following list:

50.343 Immunology
50.390 Undergraduate Research in Biology
50.431 Developmental Biology
50.432 Microbial and Molecular Genetics
50.442 Virology
50.444 Plant and Animal Tissue Culture
50.455 Environmental Microbiology
50.472 Animal Cell Physiology
50.473 Systemic Physiology
50.474 Vertebrate Systems Physiology
50.477 Plant Physiology
50.478 Microbial Physiology
50.479 Integrated Physiology Laboratory
50.480 Comparative Animal Physiology
50.490 Internship in Biology
50.493 Honors Independent Study I
50.494 Honors Independent Study II