West Texas A&M University

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Biotechnology Program

Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Major in Biotechnology (Major Code: 101)

A student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to include at least 36 advanced hours. In addition to a major in biotechnology, students planning careers in forensic science should consider a minor in criminal justice consisting of the following 18 hours: CRIJ 1301, 1306, 3322, 3374, 4340, 4348.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Select BIOL 1406 and 1407 to satisfy the natural sciences requirement. Select MATH 2413 to satisfy the mathematics requirement. Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of the catalog.

Biotechnology Core Requirements

  • BIOL 2572, BIOL 3301 or AGRI 3301, 3402, 4375, BIOL 4416 or AGRI 3318, 4404.
  • BIOT 4385, 4401, 4402.
  • CHEM 1411, 1412, 2523 or 2533, 4323, 4223L, 4324, 4224L.
  • PHYS 1401, 1402.
  • Two courses from BIOT 4095, 4098*, BIOL 3350, 3440, 3451, 3452, CHEM 3511**, MATH 2414, PSES 3342.

*For further specialization in biotechnology, an internship in industry or research is recommended.

**This course is highly recommended.

Electives (7–18 hours)

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