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  Feb 20, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Biotechnology:

Students will be able to:

  • Recall, synthesize, and apply material from multiple disciplines including biology, mathematics, chemistry and/or physics.

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of cellular processes.

  • Effectively research, synthesize and communicate scientific information.

  • Design and carry out experiments to address biological questions.

  • Critically analyze and formulate logical conclusions from data.

  •  Effectively demonstrate appropriate cellular and molecular biology techniques when addressing scientific questions, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.

  • Develop and complete an independent research project.

  • Work effectively with others in a laboratory setting.

The Biotechnology curriculum prepares students for biological research careers utilizing new methodologies of microbiology and cellular and molecular biology and provides an additional option of study for students wishing to enter graduate school. Emphasizing “problem-based learning,” student internships and integration with the Core Curriculum, the major also provides a unique learning experience, stressing ethical use of technology, lifelong learning and development of leadership skills.

Take one Research or Internship:

A maximum of four credits can be applied to major; all additional credits will be considered free elective credits.

At least seven credits from:

For further information:

Students interested in the Biotechnology major should consult Dr. Jane Cavender.

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