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Biotechnology Program

Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Biotechnology

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements BIOTBSMSBS
The accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed for those students interested in research jobs in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and who are committed to earning a master's degree. Students earn their elective credits by performing research in a lab on campus. This research gives them a head-start on gaining the bench skill needed to secure gainful employment in research and development.

Requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Biology and Biotechnology.
    1. Foundations of Biology. One (1) course:
      • BIOL-E 112 Basic Biology by Examination II
      • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
    2. Molecular Biology. One (1) course:
      • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
      • BIOL-S 211 Molecular Biology, Honors
    3. Microbiology. One of the following options:
      • Microbiology. Two (2) courses:
        • BIOL-M 250 Microbiology
        • BIOL-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory
      • Virology. Two (2) courses:
        • BIOL-M 430 Virology Lecture
        • BIOL-M 435 Viral Tissue Culture Laboratory
    4. Seminar in Biotechnology. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 301 Seminar in Biotechnology
    5. Biotechnology Lecture. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 310 Biotechnology Lecture
    6. Societal Issues in Biotechnology. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 312 Societal Issues in Biotechnology
    7. Biotechnology Laboratory. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 315 Biotechnology Laboratory
      • BIOT-X 150 ASURE Biotechnology Research Lab 1
      • BIOL-X 150 ASURE Biology Research Lab 1 (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    8. Biotechnology Writing and Communication. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 322 Biotechnology Writing and Communication
    9. Theory and Applications of Biotechnology. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 415 Theory and Applications of Biotechnology Laboratory I
      • BIOT-T 425 Laboratory in Macromolecular Production, Purification, and Characterization
    10. Structure, Function, and Regulation of Biomolecules. One (1) course:
      • BIOT-T 440 Structure, Function, and Regulation of Biomolecules
    11. Independent Research. 12 credit hours:
      • BIOT-X 498 Independent Research in Biotechnology
      • BIOT-X 499 Biotechnology Research Capstone
  2. Addenda Requirements**.
    • Mathematics. One of the following options:
      • Calculus I. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
        • MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
      • Brief Survey of Calculus. Two (2) courses:
        • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
        • MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
    • Chemistry.
      1. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I
        • CHEM-H 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors
        • CHEM-J 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Science Majors
      2. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory
        • CHEM-H 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory, Honors
        • CHEM-X 150 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab I
      3. Organic Chemistry I. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures
        • CHEM-S 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors
      4. Organic Chemistry II. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures
        • CHEM-S 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures, Honors
      5. Biological and Environmental Chemical Analysis. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-A 314 Biological and Environmental Chemical Analysis
      6. Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-A 316 Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
    • Statistics. One (1) course:
      • LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving
      • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
      • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
      • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
      • SPEA-K 300 STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES
    • Physics.
      1. Physics I. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
        • PHYS-P 221 Physics I
        • PHYS-H 221 Honors Physics I
      2. Physics II. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-P 202 General Physics II
        • PHYS-P 222 Physics II
        • PHYS-H 222 Honors Physics II
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.