Full requirements for the Biotechnology major are listed in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin. A total of 122 credit hours are required to complete the B.S. in Biotechnology. The requirements are distributed as follows in this basic model with slight variations possible depending on course selections.
For questions about the major, please contact Nancy Magill, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions for advising and other requirements, please schedule an appointment with Kate Emblom, the advisor for the Biotechnology major using the scheduler at https://starnet.indiana.edu.
This information is correct as of August 2012. Please check the Bulletin at the link above.
Please consult the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for Foundations, Breadth of Inquiry, Intensive Writing, and Foreign Language requirements,
CHEM–A 314/A 316
CHEM–C 483 or C 484
MATH–M 211 OR M 119 and M 120
PSY–K 300, SPEA–K 300, or approved equivalent
PHYS–P 201and PHYS–P 202. or PHYS-P221 and PHYS-P222
Biotechnology and Related Fields
BIOL–L 211 (P: L 112 and CHEM–C 117)
BIOL–M 250/M 255 (preferred) (fall) OR BIOL–M 430/M 435 (spring)
BIOL–T 301 (fall)
BIOL–T 310 (fall)
BIOL–T 315 (fall)
BIOL–T 312 (spring)
BIOL–T 322 (spring)
Four additional Biology or Chemistry approved elective courses (12 hrs total).
Minimum Total credit hours: 122
Popular Electives: Please consult course catalog for the complete list
BIOL-L 311 Genetics
BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
BIOL-L 321 Immunology
BIOL-L 490 Individual Study
BIOL-M 350 Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
BIOL-M 360 Microbial Physiology lab
BIOL-M 430 Virology **
BIOL-M 435 Virology lab **
**Can count as an elective if M250 and M255 are taken is the required lecture/lab courses above
Courses for a Degree in Biotechnology—B.S.
BIOL-T 301 Seminar in Biotechnology: Outside speakers from the biotechnology industry present students with the latest research developments, information about career opportunities, and internship possibilities.
BIOL-T 310 Biotechnology Lecture: Application of microbial diversity in biotechnology; synthesis of macromolecules; principles of gene expressions; gene cloning; protein engineering, overexpression and purification; genomics; proteomics; bioinformatics.
BIOL-T 312 Societal Issues in Biotechnology: Consideration of the effects of recent advances in biotechnology on human affairs and the environment.
BIOL-T 315 Biotechnology Laboratory: Students use a problem-based approach to proteins and gene cloning; for example, cloning the gene for an industrially important enzyme, a-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis.
BIOL-T 322 Biotechnology Writing and Communication: Students learn oral and written scientific communications as appropriate in biotechnology.
BIOL-T 415 Theory and Applications of Biotechnology Laboratory I: In-depth application of advanced laboratory techniques currently used in biotechnology.
(New for 2012-2013)
BIOL-T 425 Laboratory in Macromolecular Production, Purification, and Characterization: Develops a working knowledge of a variety of fundamental and advanced protein techniques used in industry, focusing on expression, purification, and characterization.
BIOL-T 440 Structure, Function, and Regulation of Biomolecules: Survey of the structure, function, and regulation of biomolecules as related to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Some focus on problem solving and applications for product development.