Apr 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology and Biotechnology Major (Bachelor of Science)

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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129-132

Freshman - Credits: 34

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr. 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Biology/Biotechnology Electives    (Cr: 3-4)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33-35

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General  Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Requirement Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Biology/Biotechnology Electives   (Cr: 6-8)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30-31

  • Bio/Biotech Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the biology/biotechnology program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the major discipline.
  • Design studies and conduct experiments in internship and laboratory settings that utilize appropriate and safe techniques when working in a laboratory and professional settings.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning to problems within the major discipline.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with core concepts in the major discipline: evolution; structure-function relationships; information flow, exchange, and storage; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; interconnectedness of living systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply and adapt curricular learning to the internship experience.

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