Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Biotechnology
General Education Requirements
In addition to degree and major requirements for all plans and subplans, all students must complete the KU Core.
|General Science Requirements|
& CHEM 135
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry II
|CHEM 330||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|or CHEM 310||Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry|
|CHEM 331||Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||2|
|PHSX 114||College Physics I||1-4|
|MATH 115||Calculus I||3|
|or MATH 125||Calculus I|
|BIOL 150||Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology||4|
|or BIOL 151||Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors|
|BIOL 152||Principles of Organismal Biology||4|
|or BIOL 153||Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors|
|BIOL 350||Principles of Genetics||4|
|BIOL 400||Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 416||Cell Structure and Function||3|
|BIOL 600||Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures||3|
|Bachelor of Applied Science Core Curriculum|
|COMS 310||Introduction to Organizational Communication||3|
|or COMS 330||Effective Business Communication|
|MATH 365||Elementary Statistics||3|
|or PSYC 210||Statistics in Psychological Research|
|MGMT 305||Survey of Management and Leadership||3|
|BTEC 300||Introduction to Biotechnology||3|
|BTEC 330||Biotechnology Regulation and Documentation Processes||3|
|BTEC 340||Biotechnology Research Methods and Applications||3|
|BTEC 341||Principles of Bioprocessing Laboratory I||1|
|BTEC 405||Microbial Genetics Laboratory||4|
|BTEC 440||Biotechnology Research Methods and Applications II||3|
|BTEC 441||Principles of Bioprocessing Laboratory II||1|
|BTEC 450||Applied Bioinformatics||3|
|BTEC 460||Introduction to Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Biotechnology||3|
|BTEC 475||Bioseparations Laboratory||2|
|BTEC 494||Selected Topics in Biotechnology||1|
|BTEC 599||Biotechnology Capstone Experience||3|
|Elective Requirements. (6 hours) Choose a total of 6 hours from the following:|
|BTEC 501||Ethical Issues in Biotechnology||1|
|BTEC 541||Gene Expression Analysis: Microarrays||2|
|BTEC 542||Protein Expression in Insect Cells||2|
|BTEC 545||RNA Interference and Model Organisms||2|
|BTEC 424||Independent Study in Biotechnology||1-3|
|BTEC 547||Bioanalytical Lab||2|
Major Hours & Major GPA
While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:
Satisfied by 46 hours of major courses.
Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major.
Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 43 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.
Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.
Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BAS in Biotechnology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.
This degree plan assumes students will have the equivalent of MATH 101 or MATH 104 prior to the freshman year, fall semester.
|Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)||3||Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)||3|
|COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Oral Communication, BAS Core Pre-requisite)||3||MATH 115 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, General Science Requirement)3||3|
|CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)1||5||CHEM 130 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy or Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)||5|
|BIOL 152 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)||4||BIOL 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)2||4|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||Goal 3 Humanities||3|
|PHSX 114 or 211 and 216 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, or Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)||4||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3|
|BIOL 400 (Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)1||3||CHEM 310 or 330 (General Science Requirement)1,4||3|
|MATH 365 or PSYC 210 (BAS Core Requirement)||3||CHEM 331 (General Science Requirement)||2|
|BIOL 416 (Major Requirement)1||3||BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)1||4|
|Goal 6 Integration & Creativity||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|BIOL 600 (General Science Requirement)1||3||COMS 310 (Goal 3 Social Science, BAS Core Requirement)||3|
|MGMT 305 (BAS Core Requirement)||3||BTEC 300 (Major Requirement)||3|
|BTEC 330 (Major Requirement)||3||BTEC 405 (Major Requirement)1||4|
|Elective (Total Hours)||3||Elective (Total Hours)||3|
|BTEC 475 (Major Requirement)||2||BTEC 450 (Major Requirement)||3|
|BTEC 599 (Major Requirement)1||3||BTEC 494 (Major Requirement)||1|
|BTEC 460 (Major Requirement)||3||BTEC 341 (Major Requirement)||1|
|BTEC 440 (Major Requirement)||3||BTEC 340 (Major Requirement)||3|
|BTEC 441 (Major Requirement)||1||BTEC Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)5||2|
|BTEC Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)5||2||BTEC Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)5||2|
|Elective (Total Hours)||2|
|Total Hours: 120|
CHEM 310 is a Fall only course offered at the Lawrence campus. BIOL 350 and BTEC 405 are Fall only courses offered at the Edwards campus.
Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required.
Requires a Math ACT score of 26+, a comparable SAT or KU Math Placement Exam score, or credit for a MATH 101 or 104 equivalent course.
Most medical schools require the full CHEM 330, 331, 335, and 336 sequence.
Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that can fulfill this major requirement.
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.
The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.