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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BSC 1421 - Introduction to Biotechnology

Credit Hours: 3.0

All prerequisite courses are required OR All corequisites courses are required.
Prerequisite(s): BSC1001, CHM1025 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): BSC1421L

This course provides an introduction to 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)