Biotechnology Concentration (UBIO)

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.

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete six (6) biology electives (one of these must focus on plants, 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
* Only one of these courses may be taken for Biology credit.

All students in this concentration are advised to take CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II.

Students with a career goal in plant-oriented biotechnology are advised to take BIOL 451 Plant Physiology.

It is recommended that students who plan to attend graduate school take the following additional courses:

CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
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 Principles of Physics I.)

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