Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Biotechnology (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Biotechnology major:

Students will be able to:

  • Recall, synthesize, and apply material from multiple disciplines including biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics as it pertains to the study of biotechnology.
  • 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 common laboratory techniques, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.
  • Understand professional opportunities and expectations, as well as demonstrate professional behavior in both demeanor and written communication.

The Biotechnology curriculum prepares students for biological research careers utilizing new methodologies of microbiology and cellular and molecular biology. Emphasizing “research-based learning,” student internships and integration with the Core Curriculum, the major also provides unique learning experiences, and stresses ethical use of technology, lifelong learning, and development of leadership skills.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has a prerequisite for entry into BIO 211 and upper-level classes contingent upon an average grade of C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permission by the Dean and instructor.

At least seven credits from:

  • Upper-level Biology electives with or without the laboratory
  • 3.00 credits. with or without the laboratory

A maximum of four credits combined from research and/or internships can be applied to major; all additional credits will be considered free elective credits.

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