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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Science and Mathematics,

Department of Biology and Physics
(770) 423-6508

This program of study, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, is designed to meet growing national, regional, and state needs in different areas of biotechnology. Requirements for this degree are designed to provide graduates with a solid conceptual foundation from multiple disciplines as well as practical laboratory skills. However, completion of this degree will also result in the graduate having sufficient basic scientific knowledge to pursue advanced graduate or professional degrees. This program also includes the Cytogenetics track, which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

see listing of requirements 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Biotechnology Electives (19 Credit Hours)

Choose at least two courses from A and at least two courses from B; at least 12 of the 19 hours must be BTEC courses.

Statistics Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any credit courses in university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)


BTEC 3396 (Co-Op) may be used as Free Electives only.

* Required courses for those in the Cytogenetics track who wish to sit for the national certification exam. See director of the Cytogenetics track for details.

** Credit towards lab or non-lab elective is course specific; see advisor for details.

*** One can be used as an elective while other is used as a required course.

**** Topic must be biotechnology related; see department chair for approval prior to enrolling.

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