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Course Catalog: Biotechnology

BY 1102 2.0
Intro to Biotechnology Lec
This course introduces basic biotechnology laboratory skills in preparation for Biotechnology I. Topics and techniques include safety, sterile technique, laboratory math, quality systems, documentation, collection of data, metrology, filtration, solution and media preparation, and other appropriate laboratory methods. Two one-hour lecture sessions and one two-hour laboratory session per week. LPS
Prerequisites: MT 0203 or Corequisites: BY 1111, MT 1303 or test score for entry into Intermediate Algebra.

BY 1111 1.0
Intro to Biotechnology Lab
This course introduces basic biotechnology laboratory skills in preparation for Biotechnology I. Topics and techniques include safety, sterile technique, laboratory math, quality systems, documentation, collection of data, metrology, filtration, solution and media preparation, and other appropriate laboratory methods. Two one-hour lecture sessions and one two-hour laboratory session per week. LPS
Prerequisite: MT 0203 or Corequisites: BY 1102, MT 1303 or test score for entry into Intermediate Algebra.

BY 2102 2.0
Biotechnology I Lec
This course introduces basic skills in preparation for Biotechnology II. Topics and techniques may include but are not limited to: safety, Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices, agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid mapping, plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mini-preparations, Southern and Western blotting, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel exlectrophoresis of proteins, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, DNA and protein chromatography, plant cell culture, and/or other appropriate molecular techniques used in biotechnology laboratory settings. Two one-hour lecture sessions and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week. LPS
Prerequisite: BY 1102/1111; Corequisite: BY 2113 Pre/corequisite: BI 1325

BY 2113 3.0
Biotechnology I Lab
This course introduces basic skills in preparation for Biotechnology II, Topics and techniques may include but are not limited to: safety, Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices, agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid mapping, plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mini-preparations, Southern and Western blotting, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of proteins, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, DNA and protein chromatography, plant cell culture, and/or other appropriate molecular techniques used in biotechnology laboratory settings. Two one-hour lecture sessions and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week. LPS Prerequisite: BY 1102/1111; Corequisite: BY 2102 Pre/Corequisite: BI 1325 and SC 1000

BY 2202 2.0
Biotechnology II Lec
A project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/ bioengineering research laboratories in academia and industry. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week. LPS
Prerequisite: BY 2102/BY 2113; BI 2404 Corequisite: BY 2213

BY 2213 3.0
Biotechnology II Lab
A project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/ bioengineering research laboratories in academia and industry. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week. LPS
Prerequisites: BY 2102/BY 2113; BI 2404 Corequisite: BY 2202 Pre/Corequisite: SC 1000

BY 2302 2.0
S.T. Biotechnology Lec
This lecture course will consist of current techniques employed in biotechnology. Topics can include, but are not limited to, specialized techniques from biomedical, environmental, agricultural, pharmaceutical, microbiological, bioinformatics, and/or bioethical aspects of biotechnology. Guest faculty from biotechnology industry and research may be employed as co-teachers. \ laboratory sessions per week. LPS
Prerequisites: BY 2102/2113 and BY 2202/2213

BY 2313 3.0
S.T.-Biotechnology Lab
This laboratory course will consist of current techniques employed in biotechnology. Topics can include, but are not limited to, specialized techniques from biomedical, environmental, agricultural, pharmaceutical, microbiological, bioinformatics, and/or bioethical aspects of biotechnology. Guest faculty from biotechnology industry and research may be employed as co-teachers. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week. LPS
Prerequisites: BY 2102/2113 and BY 2202/2213

BY 2403 3.0
Biotech Externship
This externship will provide supervised work experience in biotechnology laboratory setting. Student must work a minimum of 150 hours during the term to receive credit. Supervision on the job will be led by laboratory personnel. Times will be arranged.
Prerequisites: BY 2102/2113 LPS

BY 2601 1.0
Prog Capstone-Biotech
The Biotechnology Capstone course is designed to assess programmatic skill acquisition, review laboratory externship experience and provide students with the skills for seeking employment (to manage their careers effectively)and require an oral and written synthesis of the internship experience. Course will further develop student's ability to conduct a professional job search. The course can only be taken the last semester prior to graduation.
Prerequisite: BY 2202/2213 and corequisite or prerequisite of BY 2403. LPS

 
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