Biotechnology provides students with a strong foundation that prepares them for work in industry or further education in a graduate program. Students gain hands on experience in labs and learn how to use equipment that is ubiquitous in modern biotechnology. Many fields of biology rely on these techniques, including molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, neurology, genetic counseling, medical technology and microbiology.
Select (3) Humanities/Social Science Electives. Gen Ed requires a 3.0 credit Humanities and a 3.0 credit Social Science course. It is important that these be chosen from the approved Gen Ed course list. This degree also requires 9.0 credits of additional electives from these two subject areas that are not required to be chosen from the Gen Ed list. Some professional schools have specific Humanities and Social Sciences course requirements for admission. Please select (3) recommended courses accordingly to fulfill this requirement or choose any courses of interest.
Free Electives (17 Credits)
Any (5) courses from the PNW curriculum are acceptable but students must complete at least one elective course at the 30000 level or higher. ONe free elective must be a 4 credit hour course.
Concentration Required Courses (22 Credits)
Concentration Specific Required Courses (10 Credits)
Select (4) Biotechnology electives. Take minimum 6 credits from Group A and the rest can be from Group A or B. Maximum 3 credits of biotechnology related independent study, research, and internship can be used to fulfill the minimum 12 credit elective requirement.