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. 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
   & BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
4
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 Fine Arts3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3 
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
   & BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
4CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry or 2070 Organic Chemistry I3
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3CSES 2040 Basic Soil Science or 2040 Insects: An Introduction to Entomology4
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3APBT 2950 Professional Development1
Core Literature3PHYS 1000 Foundations of Physics4
Free Electives2Core History I3
 Free Electives2
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Select 4 credits of the following:4PLPA 3000 General Plant Pathology, 3040 General Entomology, or 3120 Principles of Weed Science4APBT 4920 Internship or 4980 Undergraduate Research3
BIOL 3020 Genomic Biology
 APBT 3100 Applied Biotechnology I4 
BIOL 3100 Plant Biology*
 Core Humanities3 
BIOL 3200 General Microbiology
   & BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory
 Professional Science core electives13 
AGRI 3000 Agricultural Genetics4  
BCHE 3200 Principles of Biochemistry or 5180 Biochemistry I3  
Core History II3  
Free Electives2  
 16 14 3
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
APBT 4100 Applied Biotechnology II4Professional Science core electives110
Professional Science core electives18Core Social Science3
BIOL 4100 Cell Biology3UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 13
Total Hours: 120