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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Day)

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Through the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems, biotechnology creates and produces products and solutions intended to improve the quality of human life.

Students will gain the fundamental skill and knowledge necessary to obtain a job in biotechnology; engage in valuable, practical job experience through job shadowing and internship experiences; discuss the legal, ethical, and social issues associated with biotechnology, especially in relation to the Catholic tradition, and develop solutions to those issues; and begin to think about innovation in biotechnology.

Local and global biotech/business teaching trips offer students exposure to biotechnology firms with established partnerships with universities outside of the U.S. provide opportunities for participation in an international dialogue and for insight to advances being made around the world. 

Program graduates will be work-force ready and well-positioned for success in the competitive global job market, for graduate study, and for career opportunities in research and professional positions in the pharmaceutical, medical, and agricultural industries.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the degree requirements in Biotechnology should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and nature of science;
  • Apply the process of science to address real-world problems;
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the processes governing living systems at the cellular and molecular level (DNA, RNA, proteins, and their interactions);
  • Understand the integrative nature of biotechnology and its application to the pharmaceutical, medical, and agricultural industries;
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the most common laboratory techniques and applications in the biotechnology industry;
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical, and social ramifications of advances in biotechnology.

General Education Requirements (minimum 42 credits)

Major Requirements (69-71 credits)

General Electives (9 credits)

Degree Requirements (minimum 120-121 credits)

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