Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology - Medical Laboratory Science Technology Track

UNO and Methodist Hospital have a cooperative agreement that offers students a 3+1 program leading to a Biotechnology degree from UNO and completion of clinical training at Methodist Hospital.  To complete this major, students must present at least 84 cr hr of required coursework and satisfy the requirements of the University General Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and Biotechnology-MLS Track major requirements.  The final 36 cr hr of this degree are completed at Methodist Hospital following acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program.

Residency: Students must complete at least 30 credits minimum at UNO. Of these 30 credits, a minimum of 15 credits in Math and science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Statistics) must be taken from the following list of required major coursework.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Courses in Science and Mathematics - at least 50 cr hr.

 

Residency: Students must complete at least 30 credits minimum at UNO. Of these 30 credits, a minimum of 15 credits in Math and science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Statistics) must be taken from the following list of required major coursework.

 

COURSES IN BIOLOGY:

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4 credits

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

Biomedical Elective (Recommended courses: BIOL 2740, BIOL 3020, BIOL 3830, BIOL 4920)      3 or 4 cr hr

-It is preferred that BIOL 2140 and BIOL 2440 be taken at UNO and not at a community college.

COURSES IN CHEMISTRY:

 

Chemistry Sequence Option I

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

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 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

OR

CHEM 4610Biochemistry of Metabolism

4 credits

Chemistry Sequence Option II
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 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

COURSES IN MATH:

Approved course in Math or Bioinformatics (MATH 1320 or above, BIOI 1000 or above)                        3 cr hr

Approved Course in Statistics                                                                                                          3 cr hr

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 BIOL 1750, two courses from BIOL 2140, BIOL 3020 and BIOL 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. Completion of the writing requirement will not exempt students from completing assigned writing in subsequent courses. 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.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE COURSES AT METHODIST HOSPITAL - 36 CR HR

Prerequisites:

Enrollment in the Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program

(additional prerequisite information is available in the course descriptions)

BIOT 4060Basic Laboratory Concepts

1 credit

BIOT 4080Clinical Immunology & Serology

1 credit

BIOT 4100Clinical Chemistry I

4 credits

BIOT 4110Clinical Chemistry II

3 credits

BIOT 4120Clinical Hematology I

4 credits

BIOT 4130Clinical Hematology II

3 credits

BIOT 4140Clinical Immunohematology I

3 credits

BIOT 4150Clinical Immunohematology II

3 credits

BIOT 4160Clinical Microbiology I

4 credits

BIOT 4170Clinical Microbiology II

4 credits

BIOT 4180Clinical Microscopy I

1 credit

BIOT 4190Clinical Microscopy II

1 credit

BIOT 4200Clinical Laboratory Management I

1 credit

BIOT 4210Clinical Laboratory Management II

1 credit

BIOT 4230Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Correlation

2 credits