Biotechnology Suggested Course Sequence

For students doing all course work at UVU. Courses requiring prerequisites should not be taken until prerequisites have been met. Prerequisites cannot be taken concurrently with courses requiring the prerequisites.

REQUIRED BACHELOR PROGRAM COURSE WORK

Semester 1

     
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4.0
BIOL 1615 Biology Methods Lab I 1.0
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3.0
BTEC 1010 Career Survey 3.0
PE-S 1097
or
HLTH 1100
Fitness for Life
or
Personal Health & Wellness
2.0
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4.0
  Total 17.0

Semester 2

     
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4.0
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1.0
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing - Sci./Tech. 3.0
BTEC 2010 DNA Methods 3.0
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3.0
You Choose American Institutions Course 3.0
  Total 17.0

Semester 3

     
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4.0
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1.0
MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics 4.0
MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 4.0
You Choose Fine Arts 3.0
  Total 16.0

Semester 4

     
BIOL 3500 Genetics 3.0
BIOL 3515 Genetics Lab 2.0
BTEC 2020 Protein Separations 2.0
BTEC 2030 Cell Culture Techniques 3.0
You Choose Soc/Behavioral Science Course 3.0
You Choose Humanities Course 3.0
  Total 16.0

Semester 5

     
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4.0
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1.0
PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4.0
PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1.0
BIOL 3550 Molecular Biology 3.0
BIOL 3555 Molecular Biology Lab 1.0
  Total 14.0

Semester 6

     
CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4.0
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1.0
PHYS 2020 College Physics II 4.0
PHYS 2025 College Physics II Lab 1.0
BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3.0
BIOL 3405 Cell Biology Lab 1.0
  Total 14.0

Semester 7

     
BIOL 3600 Biological Chemistry 3.0
BIOL 3605 Biological Chemistry Lab 1.0
BTEC 2040 Nucleic Acids Lab 3.0
BTEC 481R Biology Internship 5.0
You Choose Elective* 2.0
  Total 14.0

Semester 8

     
BIOL 4550 Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics 4.0
BIOL 481R
or
BTEC 495R
Biology Internship
or
Student Research (4)
4.0
BTEC 499R Senior Thesis 1.0
You Choose Elective* 8.0
  Total 16.0
  • * Select electives to meet the minimum Departmental, upper division credit, and residency requirements.
  • SLCC BIOL 2020 and 2025 may be substituted for UVU BIOL 3400 and 3405, and SLCC BIOL 2030 and 2035 may be substituted for UVU BIOL 3500 and 3515, but students will need to take additional electives to meet the BS graduation requirement of 40 upper division credits.
  • A minimum of 124 semester hours is required, 40 of the 124 hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Lower division courses at SLCC will NOT be accepted as fulfilling UVU upper division hours unless noted otherwise.
  • To graduate from UVU with a Bachelor´s degree, a student must complete 30 credits in residence from UVU. UVU courses taken on or off campus will count as residency hours.

TOTAL BS PROGRAM CREDITS:

124.0

Students who are transferring from SLCC with an A.S. degree in biotechnology will need to fulfill additional lower division requirements at SLCC if they do not wish to travel to the Orem campus. Only classes that are 3000 and 4000 level will be taught on the West Jordan campus of SLCC. That means students will need to complete the following courses at SLCC before they attend UVU if they do not wish to travel to the Orem campus:

  • All Biotechnology courses listed above.
  • All of your chemistry, except Biological chemistry and its lab<
  • All of your physics (2010, 2015, 2020, 2025)
  • Math 2040
  • Microbiology 2060
  • American Institutions
  • Diversity course (check the transfer articulation to be sure that you will receive G credit to fulfill the Global Intercultural requirement)
  • Any other general education and biotechnology courses to complete the A.S. degree

Basically, any courses that are 1000 or 2000 level on the course sequence should be taken at SLCC if the student does not desire to travel to the UVU main campus in Orem for courses.