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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Biotechnology 126 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major


For an up-to-date description of biotechnology major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at http://biotech.rutgers.edu.

SEBS UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM (39 credits)

Contemporary Challenges (6 credits) Two courses, one in each of the Contemporary Challenges areas: Diversities and Social Inequalities [CC-D] and Our Common Future [CC-O]

Experiential Learning (3 credits) Students must participate in a certified experience that meets this goal [EBE]

Natural Sciences (6 credits) Students must take two courses, one each in two of the following areas: physical, biological, or environmental sciences [NS]

Historical Analysis (3 credits) Students must take one course [HST]

Social Analysis (6 credits) SEBS students must complete two courses, one in either social/cultural analysis or economic analysis, and one in governmental and regulatory analysis [SCL]

Arts and Humanities (3 credits) Students must complete one course [AH]

Writing and Communication (6 credits) Students must take 01:355:101 or its equivalent [WC] and one course that fulfills the learning goal, communicate effectively in modes appropriate to a discipline or area of inquiry [WCD].

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (6 credits) Students must take two courses [QQ; QR]

Major Requirements for All Students Regardless of Matriculation Date

Proficiency in Biotechnology (70-74 credits)

Courses usually taken first year that are prerequisites for many required biotechnology courses (22):
  • 01:355:101  Expository Writing (3) - required before or concurrently with General Biology 1
  • 01:119:115  General Biology 1 (4) and 01:119:116  General Biology 2 (4)
  • 01:119:117  General Biology Laboratory (2)
  • 01:160:161  General Chemistry 1 (4) and 01:160:162  General Chemistry 2 (4)
  • 01:160:170  Introduction to Experimentation (1)

Further courses for proficiency in biotechnology:
Quantitative Skills (7-8)
  • 01:640:135  Calculus 1 (4)
  • 01:960:401  Basic Statistics for Research (3)* or 01:640:136  Calculus 2 (4) or 01:960:212  Statistics II (3) (this course has prereqs)
*Basic Statistics for Research 01:960:401 (or equivalent - 01:960:212) required for bioinformatics option (see below)

Computer and information technology competence (3)
  • 11:126:383  Nucleotide Sequence Analysis (3)

Professional Ethics (1.5)
  • 11:126:111  Ethical and Scientific Challenges in Biotechnology (3)** or with approval,11:126:110  Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology (1.5)
**11:126:111 is certified in SEBS core curriculum categories NS-1 and -2 (natural science) and CCO-2 (contemporary challenges)

Other biotechnology required courses:
  • 01:447:380  Genetics (4) or 11:776:305  Plant Genetics (4) (only for plant biotechnology option)
  • 11:680:390  General Microbiology (4)
  • 01:750:193-194  Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or equivalent**
  • 01:160:307-308  Organic Chemistry (4,4)**
  • 11:115:403-404  General Biochemistry (4,3) or equivalent
  • 11:115:313  Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
  • 11:126:481  Molecular Genetics (3)
  • 11:126:482  Molecular Genetics Laboratory (4)
  • 11:126:401  Seminar in Biotechnology (1.5)
  • 11:126:427  Methods and Applications in Molecular Biology (4)
*If Basic Statistics for Research is chosen to satisfy the Quantitative Skills requirement, it cannot also be used as an option elective.

*
*Physics for the Sciences requires coregistration in a 0-credit laboratory section. If students opt for the 01:750:203-204 General Physics 1 and 2 sequence instead, they must also take a corresponding lab section in 01:750:205 and 206. Students intending to apply to medical or dental school and certain Ph.D. programs should be aware that many professional schools and some graduate schools require two semesters of calculus and 01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory and a physics laboratory.

 
B. OPTIONS (14-18)

General Biotechnology (15-17)

Required Courses
Choose one of the following:
11:067:430  Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4)
or
11:776:452  Plant Tissue Culture (3)

Choose one of the following courses (3):
01:146:474  Immunology (3)
11:115:421  Biochemistry of Cancer (3)
11:115:422  Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicology (3)
11:115:436  Molecular Toxicology Lab (3)
11:115:452  Biochemical Separations (3)
11:126:407  Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:410  Process Biotechnology (3)
11:126:484  Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3)
11:126:485  Bioinformatics (3)
11:126:486  Analytical Methods in Microbiology (3)
11:680:480  Microbial Genomics (3)
11:776:410  Plants for Bioenergy (3)
11:776:485  Functional Genomics for Research (3)

Electives (9-10)
Three additional electives from the required and elective courses listed in each of the
six biotechnology curriculum options. One to three credits of Research in Biotechnology may be substituted for an equal number of credits of elective work.

Animal Biotechnology (16-17)

Required Courses (7)
Two courses:
11:067:300  Integrative Physiology (3) or
11:067:492  Molecular and Cellular Physiology (3)
11:067:430  Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4)

Electives (9-10) - Choose from the following courses:
11:067:327  Animal Reproduction (3)
11:067:450  Endocrinology (3)
11:067:492  Molecular and Cellular Physiology (3)
11:126:407  Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:410  Process Biotechnology (3)
11:126:484  Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3)
11:126:485  Bioinformatics (3)
11:709:400  Advanced Nutrition I (3)
11:709:401  Advanced Nutrition II (3)
11:146:474  Immunology (3) with or without 01:146:475 Immunology Lab (1)
01:447:451  Genomes (3)
01:447:481  Topics in Human Genetics (3)
01:447:486  Evolutionary Genetics (3)
01:447:495  Cancer (3)
01:694:412  Proteomics and Functional Genomics (3)
01:694:492  Gene Regulation of Cancer and Development (3)
01:960:401  Basic Statistics for Research (3)
11:115:421  Biochemistry of Cancer (3)
11:115:422  Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicology (3)
11:115:436  Molecular Toxicology Lab (3)
11:115:452  Biochemical Separations (3)
11:776:485  Functional Genomics for Research (3)

One to three additional credits of research in biotechnology may be substituted for an equal number of credits of elective work.

Bioinformatics (17)

Bioinformatics option students should take 01:640:135 Calculus 1 and 01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research to satisfy their quantitative skills requirement.

Required Courses (17)
01:198:111  Introduction to Computer Science (4) or equivalent
01:198:112  Data Structures (4)
11:126:484  Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3) or 11:776:485  Functional Genomics for Research (3)
11:126:485  Bioinformatics (3)

Elective (3)
Choose from the general biotechnology electives or one approved programming course (suggested). Students in the option who would like to take Calculus 2 to meet medical school or graduate school requirements may use that course for this elective.


Bioscience Policy and Management (18)

Required Courses (15)
11:373:121  Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3)
11:373:231  Introduction to Marketing (3)
11:373:241  Introduction to Management (3)
11:373:403  Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)
11:373:404  Bioscience Policy (3)

Electives (3)
One course from either of the following areas of concentration:

Business Management Concentration:
11:373:351  Business Finance I (3)
11:373:352  Economics of Futures Markets (3)
11:373:402  Global Marketing (3)
11:373:451  Business Finance II (3)
OR
Bioscience Policy Concentration:
11:373:323  Public Policy toward the Food Industry (3)
11:374:341  Social and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease (3)
11:373:371  Food Health and Safety Policy (3)


Microbial Biotechnology (15.5-17)

Required courses (7)
11:680:494  Applied Microbiology (4)
and at least one from the list:
11:680:480  Microbial Genetics and Genomics (3)
or
11:680:481  Microbial Physiology (3)
or
11:680:491  Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3)

Electives (8.5-10)
01:146:328  Human Parasitology (3)
01:146:329  Human Parasitology Laboratory (1)
01:146:470  Advanced Cell Biology (3)
01:146:474  Immunology (3)
01:146:475  Laboratory in Immunology (1)
01:447:495  Cancer (3)
11:067:430  Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4)
11:067:492  Molecular and Cellular Physiology (3)
11:115:452  Biochemical Separations (3)
11:126:407  Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:410  Process Biotechnology (3)
11:126:486  Analytical Methods in Microbiology (4)
11:375:411  Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:400:419  Food Physical Systems (3)
11:400:423  Food Microbiology (3)
11:400:424  Food Microbiology Laboratory (1)
11:680:480  Microbial Genomics (3)
11:680:481  Microbial Physiology (3)
11:680:491  Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3)
11:680:492  Microbial Ecology and Diversity Laboratory (2)
11:126:484  Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3)
11:126:485  Bioinformatics (3)
11:776:485  Functional Genomics for Research (3)

One to three additional credits of research in biotechnology may be substituted for an equal number of credits of elective work.


Plant Biotechnology (15-16)

Required courses (6)
11:776:242  Plant Science (3)
11:776:452  Plant Tissue Culture and Engineering (3)

Electives, three courses (9-10):
01:146:470  Advanced Cell Biology (3)
01:694:492  Gene Regulation of Cancer and Development (3)
01:960:401  Basic Statistics for Research (3)
11:115:452  Biochemical Separations (3)
11:126:407  Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:410  Process Biotechnology (3)
11:126:413  Plant Molecular Biology (3)
11:400:419  Food Physical Systems (3)
11:680:486  Analytical Methods in Microbiology (3)
11:680:491  Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3)
11:776:310  Plant Propagation (3)
11:776:312  Medicinal Plants (3)
11:776:406  Plant Physiology (4)
11:776:405  Plant Biosecurity (3)
11:776:406  Plant Breeding (3)
11:776:410  Plants for Bioenergy (3)
11:776:452  Plant Tissue Culture and Engineering (3)
11:776:485  Functional Genomics for Research (3)

One to three additional credits of research in biotechnology may be substituted for an equal number of credits of elective work.

 
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