University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
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Biotechnology, B.S. and M.S.


Description


The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the biotechnology industry. This accelerated, five-year degree program gives students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion. The program’s objective is to meet growing student interest in both career-directed education and biotechnology. Graduates of this program have numerous career opportunities in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/cabnr/biotechnology-bsms

Contact Information


Dr. Christie Howard, Associate Professor, Program Director
207 Howard Medical Sciences, UNR Campus
(775) 784-6243
cjhoward@cabnr.unr.edu

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 150
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement  30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement  40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution  60 units
Total Undergraduate Units  120
Total Graduate Units  30
700 Level Graduate Units  15

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4 units) - CO2


C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (8 units) - CO4, CO4L


Select one sequence:

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (3 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context Course - CO11


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .

D. Ethics Course - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (86-89 units)


A. Agriculture Science course (3 units)


D. Biotechnology (21 units)


E. Chemistry courses (7-8 units)


Select one sequence:

F. Mathematics courses (4 units)


G. Microbiology courses (2 units)


H. Physics courses (8 units)


I. Graduate Electives (5 units)


Students must consult with program advisor for the selection of appropriate elective course(s).

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Undergraduate Electives (28-34 units)


Students must consult with program advisor for the selection of appropriate elective course(s). 

VI. Recommended Schedule - For students entering through Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


Summer Semester (1st Session) (3 units)


Summer Semester (2nd Session) (3 units)


E. Fifth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


Second Semester (12 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule - For students entering through Biology


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


Summer Semester (1st Session) (3 units)


Summer Semester (2nd Session) (3 units)


E. Fifth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


Spring Semester (12 units)