B.A.S. in Biotechnology Program Details


Overview of the B.A.S. in Biotechnology.

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology

Admissions criteria

The admissions requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biosciences include:

  1. 24 or more transferable credit hours
  2. GPA of 2.5 or higher
  3. International students must also meet the English proficiency, visa/I20, and financial support documentation.

 

Curriculum and requirements

The Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology requires students to complete 120 hours of coursework.

 

General Science Requirements

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Foundation of Chemistry I

5

CHEM 130

Foundation of Chemistry II

5

CHEM 135

Organic Chemistry I or Fund. Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 330 or CHEM 310

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

2

CHEM 331

College Physics

4

PHSX 114

Principles of Molecular & Cell Biology

3

BIOL 150 or BIOL 151

Principles of Organismal Biology

3

BIOL 152 (or other biology related course)

Introductory Biology Lab for STEM MajorsBIOL 154

Principles of Genetics

4

BSCI 350

Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures

3

BSCI 600

One additional biology elective3 

 

B.A.S. Core Curriculum (9 Hours)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Science Communications or Intro to Organizational Communication or Effective Business Communication

3

BTEC 310 or COMS 310 or COMS 330

Elementary Statistics or Biostatistics

3

MATH 365 or BIOL 570

Survey of Mgmt. & Leadership or Project Management, or Principles of Management

3

MGMT 305 or PUAD 407 or MGMT 310

 

Biotechnology Requirements (31 credit hours)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Research Methods in Biotechnology

3

BTEC 300

Molecular & Microbial Techniques

4

BTEC 305

App. Separation Science & Quant Analysis

6

BTEC 475

Selected Topics in Biotechnology

2

BTEC 494

Applied Immunology

3

BTEC 400

Biotechnology Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research

3

BTEC 501

Biotechnology Capstone I

3

BTEC 540

Bioinformatics

2

BTEC 550

Biotechnology Internship

6

BTEC 599

Biotechnology Regulations, QC & QA

3

BTEC 630

Biotechnology Capstone II

3

BTEC 640

Biotech or Biological Science Jr/Sr Elective (only required if student enrolls in just 3 hours of BTEC 599)

-

BTEC/BIOL

 

KU Core

The KU Core is the university-wide curriculum that all incoming students will fulfill as part of their degree, in addition to degree-specific and major requirements. Completion of an AA degree at a Kansas community college satisfies KU Core goals 1-3. For more information, visit the KU Core website.

 

Critical Thinking & Quantitative Literacy 2 Units

GE11: Critical Thinking (Will be met by major requirements)

GE12: Quantitative Literacy (Will be met by major requirements)

 

Communication 3 Units

GE21: Written Communication 1

GE21: Written Communication 2

GE22: Oral Communication (Public Speaking recommended)

 

Breadth of Knowledge 3 Units

GE3H: Arts and Humanities

GE3N: Natural Sciences with lab (Will be met by major requirements)

GE3S: Social Sciences 

 

Culture and Diversity 2 Units

AE41: Human Diversity (Sociology recommended)

AE42: Global Culture/Awareness

 

Social Responsibility and Ethics 1 Unit

AE51: One course (will be met by major requirements)

 

Integration and Creativity 1 Unit

AE61: Analyzing and Combining Ideas (Will be met with Capstone course BTEC 540/640)

 

Minor in Biotechnology

The Minor in Biotechnology requires 18 credit hours of required courses, taken sequentially.
 

Prerequisite courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

CHEM 130: General Chemistry I

5

CHEM 130

CHEM 135: General Chemistry II

5

CHEM 135

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology

4

BIOL 150

 

Biotech Minor Academic Plan 

Fall, year 1

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

BTEC 300: Research Methods in Biotechnology

3

BTEC 300

BTEC 305: Molecular and Microbiological Techniques

4

BTEC 305

 

Spring, year 1

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

BTEC 475: Applied Separation Science and Quantitative Analysis

6

BTEC 475

 

Fall, year 2

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

BTEC 550: Applied Bioinformatics

2

BTEC 550

 

Spring, year 2

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

BTEC 400: Applied Immunology

3

BTEC 400

Please contact the program advisor for this program for additional details.

Questions?

Renee Williams