Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degree requires 36-45 credits of biology courses of which 18 credits must be 3000-4000 level courses.  The course requirements are below.

 

The required courses are:

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 4550Biotechnology Internship

3 credits

Biochemistry lecture and lab

 

Choose either:

BIOL 4650/CHEM 4650/BIOL 8656/CHEM 8656Biochemistry I

3 credits

BIOL 4654/CHEM 4654/BIOL 8654/CHEM 8654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

OR

CHEM 4610Biochemistry of Metabolism

4 credits

In addition, select three courses from the following:

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4450/BIOL 8456Virology

3 credits

With Lab

BIOL 4454/BIOL 8454Virology Laboratory

1 credit

BIOL 4640/BIOL 8646Microbial Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 4850/BIOL 8856Developmental Biology

3 credits

With Lab

BIOL 4830/BIOL 8836Developmental Genetics

2 credits

BIOL 4860/BIOL 8866Comparative Genomics

3 credits

BIOL 4660/CHEM 4660/BIOL 8666/CHEM 8666Biochemistry II

3 credits

With Lab

BIOL 4664/CHEM 4664/BIOL 8664/CHEM 8664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

NEUR 4870/BIOL 8876/NEUR 8876/BIOL 4870Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

3 credits

Required chemistry sequence:

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

Required physics sequence:

 

Either

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

OR

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Mathematics:

Eight hours in mathematics are required and must include one of the following calculus courses:

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 1940Calculus for Biomedicine

5 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Advanced Writing Course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major. For the biotechnology major, the advanced writing requirement can be fulfilled 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.