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Biotechnology BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.1201 Biotechnology)

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Paul J. Kostyniak

Patricia A. Masso-Welch
Program Director

Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Associated Programs

Completing the Biotechnology BS Program

Academic Requirements

Acceptance Criteria
Completion of all prerequisite science and math courses (some exceptions allowed).
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.
Most successful candidates accepted to Biotechnology exceed these minimum GPAs.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first be accepted by the university and must complete a SUNY Transfer Admission Application from the Office of Admissions, and submit official transcripts. The deadline for fall admission is the previous January 15. The program accepts students past these deadlines on a space available basis.

The program in biotechnology has articulation agreements with Erie Community College, Genesee Community College, Niagara County Community College, Monroe Community College and more. Students from other transfer institutions should consult the TAURUS website, and contact the undergraduate program advisor for prerequisite course equivalencies. Course descriptions and syllabi will be required to establish equivalencies through a departmental review. Students with unarticulated courses may petition the BTE Program for approval of transfer courses by submitting a full course syllabus of the transfer course.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry & CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry & CHE 114 Lab
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry
MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or STA 119 Statistical Methods or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences

Required Courses

MT 302 Instrumental Analysis
MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
MT 402 Fundamentals of Immunology
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 426 Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional
MT 430 Bioseparation Techniques
MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics
MT 434 Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
MT 445 Biotechnology Career Preparation
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine OR PHI 107 Ethics OR PHI 217 Professional Ethics
PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I/Lab
Technical electives (12-18 credits)

Note: Minors in management, anthropology, pharmacology and toxicology, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, foreign language, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics may be used to fulfill all or part of the technical electives required for the BS degree in biotechnology. Students must meet with a representative of the department/program offering the minor prior to the fall semester of the junior year, as many departments have strict rules regarding prerequisites, course sequence and minimum GPA for acceptance to and completion of the minor. Students should consult the relevant listings in the Undergraduate Catalog for specifics concerning each minor.


PAS 113 Human Anatomy
APY 107 Intro to Physical Anthropology
APY 248 Human Genetics
APY 275 Medical Anthropology
APY 345/APY 356:Comparative Primate Anatomy lecture with lab
APY 348 Anthropological Osteology
APY 448 Human Genetics/Legal & Ethical Issues
BCH 408 Gene Expression
BIO 302 Molecular Biology
BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biochemistry Lab and Lecture
BIO 400 Bioinformatics/Genome Anal.
BIO 401 Advanced Molecular Biology
BIO 402 Advanced Cell Biology
BIO 416 Intermediate Cell Biology
BIO 465 Radiation Biology
BIO 466 Microbial Radiation Laboratory
CHE 214 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
CHE 215 Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHE 413 Instrumental Analysis
CL 151 Medical Terminology
JLS 130 American Jury Trials
JLS 201 Intro to Law and Legal Process
MCH 311 The Chemistry of Drug Action
MCH 403 Mechanisms of Drug Action
MCH 427 Combinatorial Chemistry
MFC 250 Intro to Health Care in US, I
MFC 350 Intro to Health Care in US, II
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 405 Advanced Corporation Finance
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGM 402 Sales Force Management
MGM 403 Marketing Research
MGM 406 Product and Brand Management
MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion
MGM 483 International Marketing
MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology
MT 201 Medical Terminology
MT 428 Forensic Science
MTH 122 Calculus II
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
PHC 331 Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 425/PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology/ Pharm Biotec Virtual Lab
PHY 102/PHY 152 Physics and lab
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology
SOC 307 Criminology
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Biotechnology BS degree
Credits Required for Major91
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum32
Additional Credits Required for Electives0
Total Credits Required for Degree123

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:54