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Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology


The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program trains students in many disciplines including genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology and prepares them for entry into health sciences and analytical / research laboratories. Graduates possess the skills to perform laboratory tests using standardized laboratory procedures.

Graduates of the program will have completed the prerequisites necessary to be successful in graduate programs in the sciences. However, a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology can also be a terminal program for individuals who wish to work in laboratory settings and other occupations.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its objectives.

  • To develop critical thinkers who are capable of meeting the evolving needs of the biotechnology field.
  • To prepare students for successful entry into professional and/or related graduate programs.
  • To develop students analytical skills and laboratory techniques routinely applied in scientific research.
  • To develop students written and verbal competencies, enabling them to formulate concise and accurate reports of experimental work.
  • To develop students capable of using the scientific methods to design experimental studies and statistically analyze the results.
  • To develop biotechnology professionals who practice within a legal, ethical framework.
  • To develop students through the integration of content relating to current concepts of life sciences, physical sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, students must earn 129 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Biotechnology Major Courses ( 52.0 credit hours )
Biochemistry I 3.0 credit hours
Biochemistry II 3.0 credit hours
Genetics 3.0 credit hours
Genetics Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Molecular Biology I 3.0 credit hours
Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Molecular Biology II 3.0 credit hours
Microbiology 4.0 credit hours
Microbiology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Molecular Immunology 3.0 credit hours
Immunology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Microbial Metabolism 3.0 credit hours
Methods in Biotechnology 4.0 credit hours
Molecular Biotechnology 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Biological Methods 4.0 credit hours
Bioinformatics 3.0 credit hours
Experimental Molecular Biology 3.0 credit hours
Foundation of Bio-Imaging Science 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Writing for the Technical Professional 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 31.0 credit hours )

Bachelor's Degrees is the most popular postsecondary degree option, and typically seen as the standard for employment in most professional fields. In most cases, a bachelor’s program takes four years of full-time study to complete.

Masters Degree are graduate-level programs that typically take two years of additional full-time study after completion of a bachelor’s degree Because most graduate students are already working professionals

To be considered for an honorary doctorate degree, there are specific criteria that individuals must meet, and there are a variety of doctorate degrees that they may be awarded. There are also many non-honorary doctorate degree

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