Biotechnology: Microbial Systems Option 2014

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Students interested in working out answers to problems and in creating useful products should consider this option which will enable them to work in the emerging biotechnology industries. These industries are involved in developing products to maintain biodiversity, restore soil and water quality, develop new pharmaceuticals or vaccines to combat disease, decrease our dependence on nonrenewable resources, provide tools and skills for investigative and forensic sciences and improve food and fiber production. Biotechnology uses organisms to produce commercial products, either through natural processes, or through genetic manipulation.

YearTotal: 15 15
Freshman Year Credits
  Fall Spring
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity 4  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I 4  
BIOB 105CS - Introduction to Biotechnology 4  
Select one of the following: 3  
BIOB 318- Biometry*    
STAT 216Q- Introduction to Statistics*    
M 165Q - Calculus for Technology I*    
University Core and Electives    2
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  4
CHMY 143- College Chemistry II 4  
Select one of the following: 3-4  
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus*    
M 166Q - Calculus for Technology II*    
University Core and Electives    2
Year Total 15 15

 

YearTotal:  15  15
Sophomore Year Credits
  Fall Spring
BIOB 375- General Genetics   3  
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
4-5  
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology 5  
University Core and Electives  2-3  
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II**   4
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking   3
University Core and Electives    8-12

 

Total Program Credits: 60

 

* If a student takes BIOB 318 Biometry or STAT 216Q Introduction to Statistics, then the student must take M 161Q Survey of Calculus. If a student takes M 165Q Calculus for Technology I, then the student must take M 166Q Calculus for Technology II. ** If a student takes CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I, the student must take CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II.

 

Microbial Systems Option

 

YearTotal: 15 15
Junior Year Credits
  Fall Spring
BCH 380 - Biochemistry 5  
PHSX 205 - College Physics I 4  
BIOB 410 - Immunology 3  
University Core and Electives 3  
BCH 442 - Metabolic Regulation   5
PHSX 207 - College Physics II   3
University Core and Electives   8

 

YearTotal:    15
Senior Year Courses
  Fall Spring
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1  
BIOM 490R - Undergraduate Research  3  
BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology  3  
University Core and Electives  8  
BIOM 430 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology    4
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics    3
BIOM 452 - Soil Envirnmntl Microbiology
or BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
   4
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1  
University Core and Electives    0

 

Total Program Credits: 60

Select at least three of the following:

  • BIOM 405 - Host-Associated Microbiomes
  • BIOM 425 - Toxicology: Science of Poisons
  • BIOM 435 - Virology
  • BIOM 431 & BIOM 432 - Medical Bacteriology and Med Bacteriology Lab
  • BIOH 405 & BIOH 406 - Hematology and Hematology Laboratory
  • BCH 441 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules
  • BCH 444R - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods
  • EENV 447 - Hazardous Waste Management
  • ENSC 245IN - Soils
  • ENSC 272CS - Water Resources
  • ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • EBIO 438 - Bioprocess Engin