Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degree requires 36-45 credits of biology courses of which 18 credits must be 3000-4000 level courses. The course requirements are below.

Required Courses
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 3020MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 3240INTRODUCTION TO IMMUNOLOGY3
BIOL 4550BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP3
Biochemistry Lecture and Lab
Select one of the following:4
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM
Additional Courses
Select three of the following:10-13
MOLECULAR GENETICS
CELLULAR BIOLOGY
VIROLOGY
and VIROLOGY LABRATORY
MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS
COMPARATIVE GENOMICS
BIOCHEMISTRY II
BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
GENOME TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYSIS
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
Required Chemistry Sequence
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2274ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
Required Physics Sequence
Select one of the following sequences:10
Sequence 1:
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Sequence 2:
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Mathematics
Eight hours in mathematics are required and must include one of the following calculus courses:8
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
CALCULUS FOR BIOMEDICINE
CALCULUS I
Total Credits71-74

Medical Laboratory Science Technology Track

UNO and Methodist Hospital have a cooperative agreement that offers students a 3+1 program leading to a Biotechnology degree from UNO and completion of clinical training at Methodist Hospital. To complete this major, students must present at least 84 cr hr of required coursework and satisfy the requirements of the University General Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and Biotechnology-MLS Track major requirements. The final 36 cr hr of this degree are completed at Methodist Hospital following acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program.

Major Requirements

Residency: Students must complete at least 30 credits minimum at UNO. Of these 30 credits, a minimum of 15 credits in Math and science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Statistics) must be taken from the following list of required major coursework.

Courses in Biology
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 2140GENETICS 14
BIOL 2440THE BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS 14
BIOL 3240INTRODUCTION TO IMMUNOLOGY3
Biomedical Elective - recommended courses:3-4
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
BIOLOGY OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS
PARASITOLOGY
Courses in Chemistry
Select one of the following sequences:17-20
Chemistry Sequence Option I:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
And one of the following:
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM
Chemistry Sequence Option II:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Courses in Math
Approved course in Math or Bioinformatics (MATH 1320 or above, BIOI 1000 or above)3
Approved Course in Statistics3
Total Credits47-51
1

It is preferred that BIOL 2140 and BIOL 2440 be taken at UNO and not at a community college.

Medical Laboratory Science Courses at Methodist Hospital - 36 Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Enrollment in the Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program

(additional prerequisite information is available in the course descriptions)

BIOT 4060BASIC LABORATORY CONCEPTS1
BIOT 4080CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY & SEROLOGY1
BIOT 4100CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I4
BIOT 4110CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II3
BIOT 4120CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY I4
BIOT 4130CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY II3
BIOT 4140CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY I3
BIOT 4150CLINICAL IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY II3
BIOT 4160CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY I4
BIOT 4170CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY II4
BIOT 4180CLINICAL MICROSCOPY I1
BIOT 4190CLINICAL MICROSCOPY II1
BIOT 4200CLINICAL LABORATORY MANAGEMENT I1
BIOT 4210CLINICAL LABORATORY MANAGEMENT II1
BIOT 4230MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE CLINICAL CORRELATION2
Total Credits36