Biotechnology Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Biotechnology. Academic Advising Plan.

Visit the Biotechnology page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

BIOL 150 Introduction to Biology - 3
CHEM 120 Intro to General Chemistry (6) or 121 General Chemistry I (5) - 5 or 6
MATH 166 Calculus I (4) or 226 Fundamentals of Statistics (3)
or ANSC 341 Biometrics (3) - 3 or 4
General education CW or CS - 3 or 4
General education HW - 1
Total semester credits - 15-17

ANSC 222 Introduction to Biotechnology - 2
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II - 5
General education CS or CW - 4 or 3
General education HW - 1
General education SB or HF - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology - 3
BIOT 280 Biotechnology Sophomore Seminar - .5
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I (3)
and Lab 236 (1) or 246 (2) - 4-5
PHYS 151,156 General Physics I and Lab - 5
General Education CA - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5-16.5

BIOL 324 Microbiology - 4
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II (3)
and Lab 237 (1) or 247 (1) - 4
PHYS 152,157 General Physics II and Lab - 5
General education SB or HF - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Junior
Year

BIOL 350 Genetics and Evolution (3)
or ANSC 257 Genetics (3) - 3
BIOT 380 Biotech Junior Seminar - .5
CHEM 361 Biochemistry I - 3
CHEM 355 Separations Lab - 1
General education SB or HF ~3
General Education EC - 3
College required course - 3 or 4
Total semester credits - 16.5-17.5

CHEM 362 Biochemistry II (3)
and CHEM 366 Lab (1) - 4
Biotechnology elective or specialization course - 3
General education SB or HF - 3
College required course - 3 or 4
Global Perspectives course - 3
Total semester credits - 16
-17

Senior
Year

BIOL 451 Molecular Biology - 4
Biotechnology elective or specialization course - 3
Biotechnology elective or specialization course - 3
College required course - 4
American Cultural Diversity course - 3
Total semester credits - 16

BIOL 463 Animal Cell Culture (3)
or HORT 369 Plant Tissue Culture (3)
or FDSC 460 Fermentation Technology (3) - 3
BIOT 480 Biotechnology Seminar - 1
Biotechnology elective or specialization course - 3
Biotechnology elective or specialization course - 3
General education MD - 3
Total semester credits - 13

Summary of Biotechnology Requirements

General Education and University
  Requirements - *29-31 or 35-37 cr.
College Requirements - 8-10 cr.
Biotechnology Core - **40-41 cr.
Biotechnology Electives - 6 cr.
Specialization Area - 9 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - **23-25 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120-128 cr.

*American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives Courses can double count elsewhere in the curriculum (such as for Liberal Arts/college requirements) if courses are chosen wisely.

**Does not include courses that meet the General Education Requirement.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.

College of Arts and Sciences:
Liberal Arts 3 courses: minimum of 8 credits
Courses must be at the 200 level or above with the exception of Modern Language courses; testout credits are excluded.

Students must take courses from at least 2 divisions. (The divisions are: Humanities/Fine Arts; Modern Language; Sciences/Mathematics; Social Sciences.) Students may take 1 course in division of either major or minor, but course cannot be in either the major or minor designator area. (e.g., a Psychology major/Sociology minor could take a History course for Liberal Arts, but could not take either a PSYC or SOCI designated course to fulfill this requirement).

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences:
ANSC 111, Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
FDSC 112,113 Introduction to Food Science and Lab 4 cr.
HORT 161 Introduction to Horticulture 3 cr.