CURRICULUM GUIDE

Molecular Biotechnology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0212  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

The Biotechnology program is a laboratory-intensive curriculum which
emphasizes the wide-ranging applications of recombinant DNA technology
(genetic engineering) including the preparation of gene libraries, Polymerase
Chain Reaction, and DNA "fingerprinting".  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, biological cleanup of environmental
pollution, or genome sequencing projects.  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. Not all courses in this
program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 127    Cell Biology                                                     4
BIOL 275    Molecular Biology I (See Note 1)                                 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
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 19-21 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 3)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Mathematics                                            4-5 Credits
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
MATH 126    College Algebra and Trig                                         5

CHOICE 3:   Electives                                            15-16 Credits
BIOL 128    Organismal Biology                                               4
BIOL 203    Microbiology                                                     3
BIOL 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
BIOL 260    Botany                                                           4
CHEM 211    Chemical Process Technology I                                    4
CPSC 120    Introduction to Computers                                        3
PHYS 221    Introductory Physics I                                           4
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
STAT 170    Introduction to Statistics                                       3
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    Students are strongly urged to complete BIOL 127 and CHEM 161 before
      enrolling in BIOL 275.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students completing CHOICE 2 have fulfilled the requirements for this
      Core area.

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          Lim. Ch. 3        CHEM 272
SPCH 120          Lim. Ch. 3        Lim. Ch. 3        SOCL 120
Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 3                          Lim. Ch. 3