ACADEMICS

  • Biotechnology Courses (Undergraduate)

    BT110 Introduction to Concepts of Biotechnology
    LASC—Natural Systems and Processes; Global Perspectives; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    The uses of Biotechnology. The scientific, economic, social, ethical, and political impact of Biotechnology.
    Offered every other year. 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. Three hours lecture and two hours
    laboratory per week.
    Offered every 3 years. 4 credits.
     
    BI/BT 240 Advanced Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    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 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.
    Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
    Offered every 3 years. 4 credits.
     
    BT 378 Bioinformatics
    Prerequisites: BI 203, BI 141
    Provides 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 Study
    Directed 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 Seminar
    LASC - Capstone
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and 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.
     
    BI/BT 440 Advanced Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, BI 205, permission of instructor
    Advanced 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 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.