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BACHELOR OF Science IN Biotechnology

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year

 

Recommended Degree Pathway

The recommended degree path outlines a sample course plan towards graduating in four years. The path suggests taking courses in specific semesters, but there may be semesters when a course is not offered. Consult your advisor for your official degree planning. This degree path is based on the 2011-2012 university catalog.

Please be advised that in order to graduate in four years individuals must successfully complete a minimum of 15 to 18 credit hours per semester.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
FRS 1000 Freshman Seminar (1)  
ENG 1050 Composition I GE required course
MAT 1070 College Algebra; or GE and major requirement;
A very good understanding of high school algebra is required.
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology GE and major requirement
BIOL 1000 Laboratory Investigations and Experiences in General Biology (1) Major requirement; Prerequisite:
Enrollment in or credit for Biology 1000
  General Education: Social Science  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ENG 1060 Composition II GE required course; Prerequisite: "C" or better in ENG 1050
CHM 1300

General Chemistry I

GE and major requirement; Prerequisite: MAT 1070 or equivalent
CHM 1100 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1) Major requirement; Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of CHM 1300
MAT 2210 Calculus I (4) GE and major requirement; Prerequisite: MAT 1070 and MAT 1080, or MAT 1090, or equivalent
  General Education: History  


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Second Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
MAT 2220 Calculus II (4) GE and major requirement; Prerequisite: C or
better in MAT 2210
CHM 1310 General Chemistry II Major requirement; Prerequisite: CHM 1300
CHM 1110 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1) Major requirement; Prerequisite: CHM 1100 and enrollment in or completion of CHM 1310
  General Education: Literature  
  General Education PE (1)  
  General Education: Elective  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
BIO 3180 Principles of Genetics (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite: BIO 1000 and MAT 1070
CHM 2270 Analytical Chemistry (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite:
CHM 1310 and 1110
  General Education: Philosophy or Religion  
  General Education: Social Science  
  General Education PE (1)  


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Third Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
CHM 3110 Biochemistry Major requirement; Prerequisite: One semester of Organic
Chemistry.
CHM 3120 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry (1) Major requirement; Prerequisite: Enrollment in, or completion of, CHM 3110.
BTEC 3220 Biotechnology I (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite: BIO 1000, 3180
CHM 2500 Organic Chemistry I (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite:
CHM 1310 and 1110
  General Education: Social Science  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
BIO 3510 Research Strategies Major requirement; Prerequisite: BIO 1000, 3180
BIO 3710 Cell Biology (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite: BIO 1000, CHM 1300, 1310; CHM 2500 and 2510 recommended
  BTEC Major Electives Major requirement
PHY 1500 College Physics I Major requirement; Prerequisite: MAT 1070 or equivalent
  General Education: Fine Arts  


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Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
BIO 3150 Microbiology (4) Major requirement; Prerequisite:
BIO 1000
  BTEC Major Electives Major requirement
PHY 1570 College Physics Lab II (1) Major requirement; Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of PHY 1010 or 1510
  University-wide Elective  
  University-wide Elective  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
BTEC 3510 Bioprocessing Major requirement; Prerequisite: BIO 3150 or BIO 3710 and CHM 3110
BTEC 4900 Internship/Co-op Major requirement; Prerequisite: Consent
of the Biotechnology Program Director or Coordinator
  BTEC Major Electives Major requirement
  University-wide Elective
 
  University-wide Elective  


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Updated: March 2013

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    Maria Pereira, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Office: Oxendine Science Building, 2101
    Phone: 910.521.6610
    Email: maria.pereira
    @uncp.edu
 
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