CURRICULAR GUIDE

Molecular Biotechnology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0212  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The Biotechnology program is a laboratory-intensive curriculum which
emphasizes the wide-ranging applications of recombinant DNA technology
(genetic engineering) including the preparation of gene libraries, Polymerase
Chain Reaction, and DNA "fingerprinting".  Graduates of this program will be
able to work in many exciting areas of biotechnology, such as human genetic
disease research, improvement of disease-resistance in plants, enhanced crop
production, pharmaceutical research, biological cleanup of environmental
pollution, or genome sequencing projects.  Near the end of the program the
Science Department will make every effort to arrange for internships in
university or industrial research laboratories for students who wish to gain
further experience.  If you plan to transfer to a four-year school, please see
an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling.  Visit the biotechnology
web site for further program details:

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408,
telephone number (517) 483-1092.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 46 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 127    Cell Biology                                                     4
BIOL 275    Molecular Biology I                                              4
BIOL 276    Molecular Biology II                                             4
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 152    General Chemistry Lecture II                                     3
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
CHEM 162    General Chemistry Lab II                                         1
CHEM 251    Organic Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 252    Organic Chemistry Lecture II                                     4
CHEM 272    Organic Chemistry Laboratory                                     2
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 15-17 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Mathematics                                            4-5 Credits
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
MATH 126    College Algebra and Trig                                         5

CHOICE 3:   Science Electives                                    11-12 Credits
BIOL 128    Organismal Biology                                               4
BIOL 203    Microbiology                                                     3
BIOL 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
CHEM 211    Chemical Process Technology I                                    4
CPSC 120    Introduction to Computers                                        3
PHYS 201    Introductory Physics I                                           4
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students are strongly urged to complete BIOL 127 and CHEM 161 before
      enrolling in BIOL 275.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
BIOL 127          CHEM 152          BIOL 275          BIOL 276
CHEM 151          CHEM 162          CHEM 251          CHEM 252
CHEM 161          WRIT 121          WRIT 122          CHEM 272
SPCH 120          Lim. Ch. 3        Lim. Ch. 3        SOCL 120
Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 3                          Lim. Ch. 3