CURRICULAR GUIDE

Molecular Biotechnology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0212  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The Biotechnology program is a laboratory-intensive curriculum which
emphasizes the wide-ranging applications of recombinant DNA technology
(genetic engineering).  Graduates of this program will be able to work in many
exciting areas of biotechnology, such as human genetic disease research,
improvement of disease-resistance in plants, enhanced crop production,
pharmaceutical research, and biological cleanup of environmental pollution. 
Near the end of the program the Science Department will make every effort to
arrange for internships in university or industrial research laboratories for
students who wish to gain further experience.  If you plan to transfer to a
four-year school, please see an academic advisor or counselor before
enrolling.  Visit the biotechnology web site for further program details:

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408,
telephone number (517) 483-1092.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 127    Cell Biology                                                     4
BIOL 275    Molecular Biology I (See Note 3)                                 4
BIOL 276    Molecular Biology II                                             4
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 152    General Chemistry Lecture II                                     3
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
CHEM 162    General Chemistry Lab II                                         1
CHEM 251    Organic Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 252    Organic Chemistry Lecture II                                     4
CHEM 272    Organic Chemistry Laboratory                                     2
MICR 203    Microbiology                                                     3
MICR 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 20-21 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Humanities (See Note 2)                                  8 Credits

CHOICE 3:   Social Science (See Note 2)                              4 Credits

CHOICE 4:   Mathematics                                            4-5 Credits
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
MATH 126    College Algebra and Trig                                         5

CHOICE 5:   Science Elective                                         4 Credits
BIOL 128    Organismal Biology                                               4
SCIN 287    Internship in Science Technology                                 4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer Information" section
      of this catalog for appropriate Humanities and Social Science courses.
3.    Students are strongly urged to complete BIOL 127 and CHEM 161 before
      enrolling in BIOL 275.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
BIOL 127          CHEM 152          BIOL 275          BIOL 276
CHEM 151          CHEM 162          CHEM 251          CHEM 252
CHEM 161          WRIT 121          MICR 203          CHEM 272
SPCH 120          Lim. Ch. 2        MICR 204          SOCL 120
Lim. Ch. 4        Lim. Ch. 3        WRIT 122          Lim. Ch. 5
                                    Lim. Ch. 2