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Purdue University Northwest    
  Oct 23, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Biological Sciences, BS, Concentration: Biotechnology

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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.

Degree Requirements

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Speech Communication (3 Credits)

Quantitative Reasoning (3 Credits)

Natural Sciences (4 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Select from the Humanities Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Select from the Social Sciences Core list

Additional Credits (4 Credits)

First-Year Experience (FYE) (1 Credit)

Required Courses (51 Credits)

Concentration Required Courses (22 Credits)

Biotechnology Concentration Electives (12 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.

Total 120 Credits Required

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