Biotechnology

BTN 1110 Biotechnology & Bioethics

Introduction to the major fields in biotechnology and the basic science involved in understanding those fields.
3 Credit Hours

BTN 1120 Laboratory Safety & Regulatory Compliance

Introduction to lab safety culture, precautionary labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, using personal protective equipment, handling lab equipment safely, handling , storing and disposing of chemicals safely, using emergency equipment as well as safety planning.
2 Credit Hours

BTN 1130 Biological Reagents Preparation

Basic understanding and overview of chemical grades of reagents used in biological research with an emphasis on chemical formulas and preparation of biological media and reagents. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

BTN 1131 Lab for Biological Reagents Preparation


0 Credit Hours

BTN 1140 Cell Culture

Introduction to cell culturing techniques. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

BTN 1141 Lab for Cell Culture


0 Credit Hours

BTN 1201 Biotechnology Careers

Discover career opportunities, develop a resume/cover letter and increase interviewing skills for the biotechnology industry.
2 Credit Hours

BTN 2210 Protein Purification & Analysis

Introduction to protein purification, isolation quantification and analysis. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BTN 2211 Lab for Protein Purification & Analysis

Fundamental principles, concepts, and techniques of protein purification techniques. Lab work includes basic methods of protein research and analysis.
0 Credit Hours

BTN 2220 Microbiology & Fermentation Methods

Introduction to fermentation and microbial metabolism. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

BTN 2221 Lab for Microbiology & Fermentation Methods

Introduction into fermentation and microbial metabolism within the laboratory setting.
0 Credit Hours

BTN 2230 Molecular Biology Techniques

Structure and function of macromolecules and their interactions in DNA replication, DNA cloning and genetic engineering techniques analysis, introduction to public domain DNA and protein sequence databases, use of software and internet resources for database searching. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

BTN 2231 Lab for Molecular Biology Techniques

Structure and function of protein and nucleic acids, DNA replication mechanisms, DNA cloning, genetic engineering techniques, use of plasmids, nucleic acid analysis by electrophoresis, Southern hybridization, DNA amplification and sequencing, introduction to public domain DNA and protein sequence databases, use of software and internet resources for database searching.
0 Credit Hours

BTN 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

BTN 2700 Biotechnology Internship

Students work at an approved biotechnology industry site and will earn credits toward degree requirements for their work experiences. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students prepare and submit reports and/or projects describing their industry experience and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.
1 - 4 Credit Hours