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The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is offered through the KU Biology Department. A bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology consists of: 43-45 credit hours in general science, 9 credit hours in B.A.S. core curriculum, 31 credit hours in biotechnology major requirements and 6 credit hours of biotechnology elective requirements. Completion of the KU Core is also required for the degree.
|Foundation of Chemistry I||CHEM 130|
|Foundation of Chemistry II||CHEM 135|
|Organic Chemistry I or Fund. Organic Chemistry||CHEM 330 or CHEM 310|
|Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||CHEM 331|
|College Physics||PHSX 114|
|Calculus I||MATH 115 or MATH 121|
|Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology||BIOL 150|
|Principles of Organismal Biology||BIOL 152|
|Principles of Genetics||BIOL 350 - Available Fall 2015|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology||BIOL 400 - Available Summer 2015|
|Cell Structure and Function||BIOL 416|
|Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures||BIOL 600 - Available Summer 2015|
|Organizational Communication or Business Communication||COMS 310 or COMS 330|
|Statistics or Statistics in Psychological Research||MATH 365 - Available Summer & Fall 2015
or PSYC 210
|Management or Project Management||MGMT 305 - Available Fall 2015
or PUAD 607
|Introduction to Biotechnology||BTEC 300|
|Biotechnology Regulation and Documentation Processes||BTEC 330|
|Biotechnology Research Methods and Applications I||BTEC 340|
|Principles of Bioprocessing Laboratory I||BTEC 341|
|Microbial Genetics Laboratory||BTEC 405|
|Biotechnology Research Methods and Applications II||BTEC 440|
|Principles of Bioprocessing Laboratory II||BTEC 441|
|Applied Bioinformatics||BTEC 450|
|Introduction to Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Biotechnology||BTEC 460|
|Bioseparations Laboratory||BTEC 475|
|Selected Topics in Biotechnology||BTEC 494|
|Biotechnology Capstone Experience||BTEC 599|
|Independent Study in Biotechnology||BTEC 424|
|Ethical Issues in Biotechnology||BTEC 501|
|Gene Expression Analysis||BTEC 541|
|Protein Expression in Insect Cells||BTEC 542|
|RNA Interference and Model Organisms||BTEC 545|
|Bioanalytical Laboratory||BTEC 547|
In addition, students must complete the KU Core requirements. Overall, students will need to complete at least 120 total credit hours, including 45 hours at the junior/senior course level, to meet the KU bachelor degree requirements.
Please see the program academic advisor for additional details.
Students enrolled in KU’s biotechnology program are eligible for the Johnson County Education & Research Triangle Scholarship.
This scholarship is specifically for students who are enrolled in and admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program at the Edwards Campus that was funded by the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle tax. Preference will be given to students with financial need.
Requirements include residence in Johnson County, enrollment in a Triangle-funded program at the Edwards Campus, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, completion of the FAFSA and enrollment in a minimum of six hours at KU Edwards Campus.