A Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology is offered within the department of biology at UNO. A cooperative agreement with UNMC allows students to participate in a biotechnology internship program in laboratories on the UNMC campus.

A Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology consists of 36-45 hours of biology courses of which 18 hours must be 3000-4000 level courses. A foreign language is not required. The required courses are Biology 1450, 1750, 2140, 3020, 3240, 4550; Biochemistry I (Biology 4650/4654 or Chemistry 4650/4654); and three courses selected from the following: Biology 4130, 4140, 4450, 4640, 4850; Biochemistry II (Biology 4660/4664 or Chemistry 4660/4664). Also required are Chemistry 1180-1184, 1190-1194, 2250, 2260, 2274; Physics 1110-1150 and 1120-1164 or 2110-1154 and 2120-1164. Nine hours in mathematics are required and must include Mathematics 1930 or equivalent. The biotechnology internship (Biology 4550) provides practical laboratory experience in molecular biology by allowing students to join a research laboratory for one semester. The internship should be taken during the senior year and enrollment will be limited.


Students may complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for an advanced writing course by completing a sequence of approved biology courses at UNO that incorporate discipline specific writing as part of their requirements. To satisfy the requirement for the advanced writing course students must complete BIOL 1450 and 1750, two courses from BIOL 2140, 3020 and 3340 and two additional 3000/4000 level courses that are approved as meeting the writing requirement by the Department of Biology. Only courses taken at UNO and after January 1, 2010 can be applied to this requirement. Students not meeting the writing requirement through this sequence of courses will fulfill the writing requirement by completing BIOL 3150 - Writing in Biology or another college-approved advanced writing course.

Advisers: Dr. William Tapprich, Dr. Paul Davis and Dr. Mark Swanson.

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