Applied Science and Technology

Biotechnology

Dr. Leonard J. Sciorra, Coordinator

The Biotechnology Program is housed within the Department of Applied Science and Technology. The Department offers a major in Biotechnology with an emphasis on the biomedical aspects of Biotechnology. Student training is multidisciplinary, with course work in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics as well as an internship at The Institute of Human and Molecular Genetics at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

Requirements for Biotechnology Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

BI-183General Biology I 13
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II 13
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-442Biochemistry I3
or BC-492 Biological Chemistry
BC-420Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis I2
BC-421Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis II2
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BI-350Genetics4
BI-350LGenetics Lab0
BT-420Biomedical Applications of DNA Technologies3
BT-429Special Topics in Biotechnology3
BT-440Research in Biotechnology I2
BT-441Research in Biotechnology II2
MA-143Differential Calculus 24
MA-144Integral Calculus 24
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Total Credits65
1

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Special Note on the Core Requirements for Biotechnology Majors

1

The recommended values course is PL-254 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics.

Special Note on Requirements Biotechnology Major Requirements

1

Students are strongly encouraged to take MA-273 Multivariable Calculus I followed by CH-365 Physical Chemistry I.