Degree Plan

Bachelor Applied Arts and Sciences – Biotechnology Concentration

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Bio/Physical Science

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

  • Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Language/Literature or Cultural Studies

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

  • Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Photography, or any other course in the Visual or Performing Arts

60 – American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • GOVT 2305
  • GOVT 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305

Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 4 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing

AAS General Requirements – 9 semester hours

  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305
  • COMM 3325 – Advanced Professional Speaking
  • COMM 4314 – Intercultural Communication
  • HUMA 4322 – Ethics

AAS LD Specialization – 44 semester hours

  • LD Vocational or Technical Credits (AAS track)

AAS UD Specialization – 17 semester hours

  • UD BIOL Elective
  • UD BIOL Elective
  • UD BIOL Elective
  • UD BIOL Elective
  • UD BIOL Elective
  • UD BIOL Elective Lab
  • UD BIOL Elective Lab

Biotechnology - 17 s.h. of upper division biology. Six of these hours are to include at least two upper level biology core courses. BIOL 4300 Biotechnology & Bioinformatics; BIOL 4337 Cell & Molecular Biology, BIOL 3320 Human Genetics, or BIOL 4313 Genetics; BIOL 4325 Introduction to Forensics; BIOL 3326 Plant Biology or BIOL 4335 Ecology; BIOL 3330 Histology or BIOL 4333 Comparative Animal Physiology; BIOL 4100 Cell & Molecular Lab or BIOL 4100 Biochemistry Lab, BIOL 4100 Plant Biology Lab or BIOL 4100 Histology Lab.

Biotechnology concentrators should take General Biology as their lower division natural science courses in the core curriculum

UD Free Electives and/or Minor – 10 semester hours

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 40 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.