BS - Applied Biotechnology

The applied biotechnology major requires 122 semester hours of course work, including 41 semester hours of the university core curriculum.  All courses and related activities required for the major cover general biological and chemical sciences, theory and methodology of biotechnology, bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics/genomics, general plant pathology and physiology, general entomology and insect/plant physiology, pesticide toxicology, genetics, medical entomology, and cell biology. The minimum number of hours required for an undergraduate major is 30 hours of course work in the discipline or a closely allied field.  Of these hours, a minimum of 16 must be taken in upper-division (numbered 3000 or above) courses in the major area.  The curriculum is the combination of laboratory skills, applied coursework and the biotechnology internship experience which complete an approved academic program for earning a B.S. degree in Applied Biotechnology. 

MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
   & BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II3
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory1
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
APBT 1000 Introduction to Applied Biotechnology1Core Humanities (Fine Arts)3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3 
 14 14
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
   & BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
4CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry3
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3CSES 2040 Basic Soil Science, ENTM 2000 Pests, Pathogens, Parasites, and People, or PLPA 2000 Pests, Pathogens, Parasites, and People3-4
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3PHYS 1000 Foundations of Physics4
Core Humanities (English Lit)3Core History I3
Free Electives2Free Electives2
 15 15-16
BIOL 3000 Genetics or CSES 5100 Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement*3-4PLPA 3000 General Plant Pathology, ENTM 3040 General Entomology, or CSES 3120 Principles of Weed Science4ENTM 5920 Internship or PLPA 5920 Internship3
BIOL 3100 Plant Biology, 3200 General Microbiology, or 3020 Genomic Biology*4ANSC 3400 Animal Nutrition or 3610 Animal Growth and Development4 
BCHE 3200 Principles of Biochemistry3APBT 3100 Applied Biotechnology I4 
Core History II3Core Humanities3 
Free Electives2  
 15-16 15 3
APBT 4100 Applied Biotechnology II4Plant or Animal Science core electives10
Plant or Animal Science core electives11Core Social Science3
 PLPA 4950 Professional Development1
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 14
Total Hours: 120-122

Six credits of advanced ROTC can be substituted for free electives.

CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 sequence can substitute for CHEM 1030/CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1040/CHEM 1041.


 Both CSES 5100 and BIOL 3020 may not both be taken for credit.