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BT110 Introduction to Concepts of BiotechnologyLASC—Natural Systems and Processes; Global Perspectives; Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102The uses of Biotechnology. The scientific, economic, social, ethical, and political impact of Biotechnology.Offered every other year. 3 credits. BT 210 Introduction to ForensicsLASC—Natural Systems and ProcessesPrerequisite: Complete one quantitative reasoning courseSurvey of forensic case studies and the laboratory techniques used to solve crimes including microscopy, chromatography, entomology, botany, ballistics and DNA electrophoresis. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.Offered every 3 years. 4 credits. BI/BT 240 Research Experience for UndergraduatesPrerequisite: Permission of instructorLab and/or field based research on a specific research topic under the supervision of a faculty member.Offered every semester. 1-6 credits. BT 375 Tissue CulturePrerequisite: CH 120, CH 121A 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 BiotechnologyPrerequisite: CH 120, CH 121, BI 141Principles 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 TechnologyPrerequisites: BI 141, BI 204Explores the application of biological and engineering principles involved in manufacturing pharmaceutical products. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.Offered every 3 years. 4 credits. BT 378 BioinformaticsPrerequisites: BI 203, BI 141Provides an overview of Bioinformatics including database structure, genomics, computational biology and proteomics. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.Offered every 3 years. 4 credits. BT 408 Directed StudyDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member. BT 410 Biotechnology SeminarLASC - CapstonePrerequisites: Senior standing and consent of departmentUp-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. BI/BT 440 Advanced Research Experience for UndergraduatesPrerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, BI 205, permission of instructorAdvanced lab and/or field based research on a specific research topic under the supervision of a faculty member.Offered every semester. 1-6 credits. BT 450 Internship in BiotechnologyPrerequisite: Consent of departmentQualified 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.