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Biotechnology

 
BTEC-Biotechnology
BTEC 1010 BB
Fundamentals of Biotechnology I Career Survey
3:2:2
Fall, Spring, Summer

Explores careers in biotechnology with emphasis on central dogma of biology, DNA techniques, applications in biotech, and bioethics. Examines forensics and human cloning. Includes lab work. Course Lab fee of $26 applies.

BTEC 2010
DNA Manipulation and Analysis
3:2:4
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
BTEC 1010, BIOL 1610, and BIOL 1615, with minimum grade of C- in each

Master lab skills relevant to DNA technology; including recombinant DNA cloning, DNA gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction and DNA mutagenesis. Explore cutting-edge techniques such as DNA micro arrays. Course fee of $86 for lab applies.

BTEC 2020
Protein Purification and Analysis
3:2:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
BTEC 2010 with minimum grade of C-

Teaches current techniques with protein production, purification, and analysis. Includes instruction and practice with polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), chromatography, western blot, and FPLC analysis. Course fee of $107 for lab applies.

BTEC 2030
Cell Culture Techniques
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 1615, MICR 2060 with minimum grade of C- in each

Teaches basics of prokaryote and eukaryote cell culture; includes handling, storage, and maintenance of bacterial, mammalian and yeast stocks. Emphasizes media preparation and sterile techniques. Includes in vitro labeling and transfection. Course fee of $195 for lab applies.

BTEC 2040
Advanced Nucleic Acid Laboratory
3:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
BTEC 2010 with minimum grade of C-

Teaches advanced nucleic acid modification and analysis methods. Includes site-directed mutagenesis, DNA sequencing, and RNA analysis methods.

BTEC 481R
Biotechnology Internship
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 1610 with a minimum grade of C-, junior standing in Biotechnology B.S. program, and instructor approval

Allows biotechnology majors to earn credit while obtaining practical and research experience as an intern in a government, nonprofit, private agency, or with an approved employer. Must be supervised by agency representative and faculty advisor. Department chairperson approval required and written contracts must be completed and signed. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. May be graded credit/no credit.

BTEC 489R
Student Research
1 to 4:0:3 to 12
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 1610, CHEM 1210, BTEC 2010, Junior or Senior Standing, instructor permission, and University Advanced Standing

Provides guided research studies in biotechnology under the direction of a Biology Department mentor. Includes any combination of literature reviews, original research, and/or participation in ongoing departmental projects. Involves students in the methodology of original biology research. Requires preparation and presentation of oral and/or written reports. Results may form the basis of the senior thesis in the major, if thesis option is chosen. May be repeated for 8 credits toward graduation.

BTEC 490R
Special Topics in Biotechnology
1 to 4:0 to 4:0 to 8
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 1610 with minimum grade of C-, and University Advanced Standing

Explores and examines special topics relating to the field of biotechnology. Emphasizes areas of rapid growth in biotechnology or current importance to society. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits toward graduation.

BTEC 499R
Senior Thesis
1 to 2:0:3 to 6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020, junior standing, instructor permission, and University Advanced Standing

For students who are nearing completion of a baccalaureate degree in Biotechnology with the thesis option. Assists students who are writing a thesis based only on library research, or those who have performed laboratory/field research under BTEC 499R. Provides experience in critically analyzing published literature and, if laboratory/field research was performed, comparing research results with the scientific literature. Supervised by an appointed faculty member of the Department of Biology. Requires a technically accurate report on one's findings. Includes the opportunity to present the research results to students, faculty and the community at a Department of Biology seminar and/or other appropriate venues (e.g., conferences). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation.