Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Biology, B.S. Biotechnology Track Curriculum Guide


This curriculum guide is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

Students must take additional BIOL of approved ENVS (UMES) courses to reach a total of 44 BIOL credits, and 24 of those must be at the 300/400 level.

No course may double count to fulfill requirements.

* Biotech Electives: BIOL 302 BIOL 326 BIOL 350 BIOL 354 BIOL 360 BIOL 408 BIOL 415 BIOL 416 BIOL 418 BIOL 420 BIOL 430 BIOL 432 BIOL 433 BIOL 440 BIOL 441 BIOL 445 BIOL 460 BIOL 465 BIOL 470   

** Allied Science Courses: CHEM 222 COSC 117 COSC 118 COSC 120 COSC 220 PHYS 121 PHYS 123 PHYS 221 PHYS 223  

University Undergraduate Major Policies


  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

First Year


Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 2


Total Credits: 16/31-32


Winter/Summer Term


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Second Year


Semester 1


Total Credits: 14-15/45-47


Semester 2


  • 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Biotech Elective* 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
  • ENGL XXX - Gen. Ed. IB Literature course 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • IIIB - Gen. Ed. Social Science course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

Total Credits: 15-16/60-63


Winter/Summer Term


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Third Year


Semester 1


  • 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Biotech Elective* 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
  • Allied Science Course** (1 of 2) 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
  • IIIC - Gen. Ed. Humanities/Social Science course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

Total Credits: 14-16/74-79


Semester 2


  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Biotech Elective* 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Biotech Elective* 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

  • HIST XXX - Gen. Ed. IIB History course 4 Hour(s) Credit

  • Elective - Any subject 4 Hour(s) Credit
    (CHEM 222  and CHEM 417  are recommended)

Total Credits: 14-16/88-95


Winter/Summer Term


List courses that were taken during winter/summer terms:

Fourth Year


Semester 1


  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Biotech Elective* 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

  • Allied Science Course** (2 of 2) 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

  • Elective - Any subject 4 Hour(s) Credit
    (CHEM 222  and CHEM 417  are recommended)

  • Elective - Any subject 4 Hour(s) Credit

Total Credits: 14-16/102-111


Semester 2


  • BIOL 3XX/4XX Upper-Level BIOl Elective 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

  • 3XX/4XX Elective - Any subject 4 Hour(s) Credit

  • Elective - Any subject 4 Hour(s) Credit
    (CHEM 222  and CHEM 417  are recommended)

  • Elective - Any subject - If needed for 120 credits 4 Hour(s) Credit

Total Credits: 15-16/120-127