Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

BSC 1421 - Introduction to Biotechnology

Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): BSC1001 with C and CHM1025 with C
Corequisite(s): None

This course introduces the biotechnology industry, with emphasis on current applications in medicine, agriculture, forensics, and the environment. Topics will cover the basic principles of DNA and protein structure, function, and analysis. Industrial regulations, ethical, legal, and social issues relevant to biotechnology will also be addressed. The laboratory course provides hands on experience for basic and common biotechnology laboratory techniques including but not limited to laboratory safety, aseptic techniques, measurements and calculations, preparation of solutions, use of pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, etc., as well as training in specific biotechnology techniques.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)