ACADEMICS

  •  Biotechnology Courses (Undergraduate)

    BT110 Introduction to Concepts of Biotechnology
    LASC—Natural Systems and Processes
    The uses of Biotechnology. The scientific, economic, social, ethical, and political impact of Biotechnology.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    BT 210 Introduction to Forensics
    LASC—Natural Systems and Processes
    Prerequisite: Complete one quantitative reasoning course
    Survey of forensic case studies and the laboratory techniques used to solve crimes including microscopy, chromatography, entomology, botany, ballistics and DNA electrophoresis.
    Offered every 3 years. 4 credits.

    BT 375 Tissue Culture
    Prerequisite: CH 120, CH 121
    A review of the methods of animal and plant tissue culture. Media preparation, aseptic techniques and cell culture technology.
    Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    BT 376 Biotechnology
    Prerequisite: CH 120, CH 121, BI 141
    Principles and applications of recombinant DNA (molecular & microbial aspects). The Biotechnology Industry including bioreactor manufacturing standards and government rules.
    Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.

    BT 377 Fermentation Technology
    Prerequisites: BI 141, BI 204
    Explores the application of biological and engineering principles involved in manufacturing pharmaceutical products.
    Offered every 2 years. 4 credits.

    BT 378 Bioinformatics
    Prerequisites: BI 203, BI 141
    Provides an overview of Bioinformatics including database structure, genomics, computational biology and proteomics.
    Offered every 2 years. 4 credits.

    BT 410 Biotechnology Seminar
    Prerequisites: Consent of Department
    Up-to-date developments in Biotechnology; preparation and presentation of technical literature. Students will study new techniques and procedures used by the industry.
    Offered every year. 1 credit.

    BT 450 Internship in Biotechnology
    Prerequisite: Consent of department
    Qualified upper-level biotechnology majors can learn experimental techniques by working in a research laboratory or a professional manufacturing environment.
    Offered every year. 3-6 credits