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Biotechnology, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program trains students in many disciplines including genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology and prepares them for entry into health sciences and analytical / research laboratories. Graduates possess the skills to perform laboratory tests using standardized laboratory procedures.

Graduates of the program will have completed the prerequisites necessary to be successful in graduate programs in the sciences. However, a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology can also be a program for individuals who wish to work in laboratory settings and other occupations.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To develop critical thinkers who are capable of meeting the evolving needs of the biotechnology field.
  • To prepare students for successful entry into professional and/or related graduate programs.
  • To develop students analytical skills and laboratory techniques routinely applied in scientific research.
  • To develop students written and verbal competencies, enabling them to formulate concise and accurate reports of experimental work.
  • To develop students capable of using the scientific methods to design experimental studies and statistically analyze the results.
  • To develop biotechnology professionals who practice within a legal, ethical framework.
  • To develop students through the integration of content relating to current concepts of life sciences, physical sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, students must earn 129 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Courses

Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development 3.0 credit hours
American History Pre 1877 3.0 credit hours
American History Post 1877 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary World Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (7.0 credit hours)
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Calculus I 4.0 credit hours
Natural Sciences (8.0 credit hours)
Biology I 3.0 credit hours
Biology I Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Biology II 3.0 credit hours
Biology II Laboratory 1.0 credit hour

Upper Division Courses

Biotechnology Major Courses (52.0 credit hours)
Biochemistry I 3.0 credit hours
Biochemistry II 3.0 credit hours
Genetics 3.0 credit hours
Genetics Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Molecular Biology I 3.0 credit hours
Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Molecular Biology II 3.0 credit hours
Microbiology 4.0 credit hours
Microbiology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Molecular Immunology 3.0 credit hours
Immunology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Microbial Metabolism 3.0 credit hours
Methods in Biotechnology 4.0 credit hours
Molecular Biotechnology 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Biological Methods 4.0 credit hours
Bioinformatics 3.0 credit hours
Experimental Molecular Biology 3.0 credit hours
Foundation of Bio-Imaging Science 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Writing for the Technical Professional 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

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