BS (Hons) Biotechnology

This program offered by the Department of Biological Sciences is learner-centered and job oriented in different specializations of Biotechnology. It establishes an environment of collaborative and reflective learning based on modern concepts of Biotechnology.

The core competencies of the program are to develop skills which are both job oriented and problem solving. It also concentrates on thorough understanding of basic principles of molecular systems that involve studies in Biotechnology. The department of Biological Sciences, thus, through this program provides a forum to discuss global issues with respect to the subject and prepares students for project handling in the industry or to pursue research at graduate level.

Requirements for Major

A total of 64 credit hours in Biotechnology including 35 credit hours of

BIOL 201: Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 203: General Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 313: Biochemistry (4 credits)
BIOL 315: Fundamentals of Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOT 201: Introduction to Biotechnology (3 credits)
BIOT 202: Protoplast, Cell and Tissue Culture (4 credits)
BIOT 301: Analytical Techniques in Biology (3 credits)
BIOT 302: Fundamentals of Enzymology (4 credits)
BIOT 313: Molecular Biology (4 credits)
BIOT 314: Bioenergetics and Metabolism (3 credits)

and the remaining 29 credit hours from

BIOL 212: Research Design and Biostatistics (3 credits)
BIOL 473: Industrial Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOT 211: Biosafety and Biosecurity (3 credits)
BIOT 305: Commercialization of Biotechnology Products (3 credits)
BIOT 307: Molecular Immunology (3 credits)
BIOT 309: Microbial Biochemistry (3 credits)
BIOT 315: Genomics and Tools of Bioinformatics (4 credits)
BIOT 316: Fundamentals of Virology (4 credits)
BIOT 407: Aquaculture Technology (4 credits)
BIOT 408: Recombinant DNA Technology (4 credits)
BIOT 409: Food and Dairy Technology (4 credits)
BIOT 411: Agriculture Biotechnology (4 credits)
BIOT 412: Medical Biotechnology (4 credits)
BIOT 498: Internship (6 credits) or BIOT 499: Research (6 credits)

Pre-Engineering and Arts students will have to take all of the following courses as prerequisites

BIOL 102: Introductory Plant Biology (4 credits)
BIOL 105: General Zoology (4 credits)

Those who have not studied Chemistry at higher secondary school or A-Level or equivalent must take CHEM 100: Introduction to Chemistry (4 credits).

Those who have not studied Physics at higher secondary school or A-Level or equivalent must take PHYS 100: Introduction to Physics (4 credits).

Requirements for Minor

Three core and five elective courses (300 & 400 levels) selected in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

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Road map for students majoring in Biotechnology