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This B.Sc. major provides a core of biology/biotechnology courses and electives to understand the role of biotechnology in plant and animal science, marine biology, microbiology, and in the health sciences for the production of diagnostic reagents and therapeutics. Students intending a career in the biotechnology industry may consider a minor or concentration in business administration. For entrance to graduate school, students should complete a minor or concentration in chemistry.

Requirements for Biotechnology Major

1. Admission into the Biotechnology B. Sc. program requires a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 over the first semester of study in a science program (e.g., BIOL 113, CHEM 111, MATH 123 or 105, ENGL 103, UNIV 101) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all science courses. Graduation requires a minimum of C for all courses and an overall GPA of 2.5 for all science courses.

2. A minimum of 45 sem. hrs. in Biology and Biotechnology courses must be completed of which 24 sem. hrs. must be upper level (300 of higher).

3. A total of 122 sem. hrs. plus 2 co-op placements must be completed.

General Graduation Requirements

  Sem.Hrs
Biology and Biochemistry 42
Chemistry (111, 112, 221, 222, 357, 358) 18
ENGL 103, 104 6
Fine Arts 3
History 3
Human Kinetics (incl. HKIN 190) 4
IDIS 102 1
MATH 123/124 (or 102) 6
NATS 487, 490 3
Philiosophy 210 3
PHYS 111, 112 6
Religious Studies (101, 102; Biblical Content; Christianity & Inter-Cultural Studies) 12
Society and Culture 3
UNIV 101 1
Required Intern 3
Electives 8
Total 122

Specific Requirements

The following Biology and Biotechnology courses are required:

Principles of Biology (BIOL 113, 114) or General Biology (BIOL 103, 104 and 105)*
Cell Biology (BIOL 223)
Microbiology (BIOL 333 or 334)
Immunology (BIOL 336)
Genetics (BIOL 371 or 372)
Biochemistry (BIOL 384 or 386)
Advanced Cell Biology Laboratory (BIOL 423)

Note: Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIOL 113, 114 (or BIOL 103, 104, and 105) in order to progress to BIOL 223.

Biotechnology Practicum I (BIOT 100)
Biotechnology Practicum II (BIOT 200)
Introduction to Biotechnology (BIOT 290)
Biotechnology and Christian Theology (BIOT 390)
Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics (BIOT 470)
Advanced Biotechnology (BIOT 490)