Biology

Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Requirements (updated July 8, 2016)

To earn a B.S. Degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, a student must satisfy the following:

  • University and General Education requirements
  • 35 credit hours in Biology (minimum)
    • 34 credit hours of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology core Biology requirements, plus
    • 8 credit hours of Biology or Chemistry Elective Supportive courses; as indicated below
  • 41 credit hours of correlate courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
  • 30-hour Natural Sciences minor (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physics)
    • 20 hours must be in courses from one department other than Biology
  • 3 credit hours of ethics (PH 214 Medical Ethics)

 

BS in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Degree Requirements

BS in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Degree Requirements (updated July 8, 2016):

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
A. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MBB) Core Biology Courses (34 cr hr):
BI 102
General Cellular Biology
5
BI 103
General Organismal Biology
5
BI 234
Introduction to Biotechnology
3
BI 301
General Microbiology
4
BI 333
General Genetics
4
BI 353
Molecular Genetics
3
BI 354
Molecular Biology Laboratory
3
BI 380
Biotechnology Internship (new course)
3
BI 390
Biology Seminar – Capstone Course
1
BI 395
Biology Research – Capstone Course
3
B. Required Correlate Courses for MBB Majors (41 cr hr):
CH 151
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
5
CH 152
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
5
CH 340
Organic Chemistry I
3
CH 342
Organic Chemistry I Lab
2
CH 341
Organic Chemistry II
3
CH 350
Biochemistry I
3
CH 351
Biochemistry I Lab
2
MA 140
Statistics
3
MA 151
Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
5
PS 261
PS 262
College Physics I
College Physics II
5
5
  OR
PS 281
PS 282
General Physics I
General Physics II
5
5
The above listed courses in “B” satisfy the "20 hours in one department" requirement of the 30-hour minor for the B.S. degree.
C. Elective Supportive Courses for MBB Majors (students must complete a minimum of 8 additional cr hr from the following list):
BI 325
Microbiology of Human Diseases
5
BI 328
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
3
BI 330
Animal Physiology
4
BI 355
Developmental Biology
5
BI 357
Histology
4
BI 362
Immunology
3
BI 363
Immunology Laboratory
2
BI 370
Virology
3
CH 343
Organic Chemistry II Lab
2
CH 352
Biochemistry II
3
CH 353
Biochemistry II Lab
2
D. Other Course Required of MBB Majors:
PH 214
Medical Ethics
3