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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Biotechnology Concentration, B.S.

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The biotechnology specialization emphasizes cell and molecular biology, and students who follow this track receive a solid foundation in both biology and chemistry. Graduates are well prepared to pursue employment in biotechnology or to enter graduate programs in biotechnology and cell and molecular biology.

Program Requirements

Minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core Curriculum) required for the emphasis in biotechnology: 73. A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses listed below.

Biology (36-37 credit hours)

All of the following are required. In addition to those requirements, biotechnology students are required to take one additional BIO course with prefix number 200 or higher, which cannot also count as the capstone. Note: Students may substitute Problems in Biology (BIO 441 ) or Internship (BIO 443 ) for one upper level BIO laboratory course. Students should meet with their faculty advisor ahead of time to learn more about this option.

Additional required courses:

In addition, the biology major must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses. Students also must fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements, including a Capstone course in the major.

USM Core Requirements

The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.

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