Biotechnology and Biomedical Concentration

Faculty Contact: Amanda Simons

Students may elect a curriculum that emphasizes cellular and molecular biology. Courses covering microbiology, immunology, genetics, Recombinant DNA technology, and cell culture are appropriate for those interested in research positions in the biotechnology industry, medical centers, and government agencies. Graduates of the program are also prepared for careers in diverse areas of the pharmaceutical industry such as product development, sales and marketing, quality control, and technical training.Faculty Contact:

Students must take an additional six (6) biology electives (One of these six (6) courses must focus on plants and one on animals):

Three (3) courses from Group A

One (1) course from Group B

Two (2) courses from Group C - which must include one of the following:

BIOL 234 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology *
BIOL 272 Human Anatomy & Physiology: Cellular and Organ Systems*
BIOL 333 Principles of Human Physiology *
BIOL 451 Plant Physiology

* Biology credit will be given to only one of these courses.

All students in this concentration are advised to take:

CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II

Those students with a career goal in plant-oriented biotechnology are advised to take:

BIOL 451 Plant Physiology

For students who plan to attend graduate school, it is recommended that they take:

CHEM 301 Biochemistry
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics

Or elect a more in-depth study of physics by taking:

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I and
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

(Note: MATH 219 Calculus I is a prerequisite for PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I.)

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