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Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

College of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Hands-on training, practical experience


Biotechnology uses knowledge obtained about organisms at the molecular level to inform diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, create new treatments using stem- and gene-therapies, produce novel biopharmaceuticals and help address global problems such as world hunger through genetically modified plants. The Program in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BAMBB) will prepare students to work in a wide variety of biotechnology-related settings. With a locked-step curriculum, the program will emphasize hands-on training and practical experience, while providing a solid foundation in the basic subjects from which biotechnology evolved. Faculty from academia and industry will give students a broad perspective of biotechnology’s applications and possibilities. Integrated into the curriculum are required practical internships, where students will gain additional experience in real world laboratory settings.

Areas of study

  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Nanomedicine
     

Career options

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Research laboratory
  • Public health

Graduate programs

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary
  • Science doctoral programs

What’s special about this program?

In today’s competitive employment market, students are looking for a degree that provides a high likelihood of return on their investment. The major is significantly different from other basic science programs; it provides a foundation in the basic biotechnology laboratory skills set as well as a solid science background. With a hands-on, competency based curriculum, students completing the major will be able to “hit-the-ground-running” as entry-level scientists, making this an attractive option as a major. 

Sample curriculum

BISC207

 

Introductory Biology I
BISC208

Introductory Biology II

 

CHEM103

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM104

General Chemistry II

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

MEDT100

 

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

MEDT200

 

The Language of Medicine

 

UNIV 101

First Year Experience

 

University breadth courses

 

  Mathematics course
CHEM321/325

Organic Chemistry I with Lab

 

PHYS201 or KAAP309

Introductory Physics I or Human Anatomy & Physiology I

 

CHEM322/326

Organic Chemistry II with Lab

 

PHYS202 or KAAP310

Introductory Physics I or Human Anatomy & Physiology II

 

 

Breadth requirements

 

 

Second writing course

 

MEDT360

Clinical Immunology & Med Virology

 

MEDT301

Introduction to Biotechnology

 

MEDT408

Molecular Prep Tech

 

MEDT245

Basic Molecular Tech

 

MEDT490

Genetics & Molecular Diagnostics

 

CHEM214

Elementary Biochemistry

 

MEDT426

Protein Purification & Characterization

 

MEDT451

Cell & Tissue Culture Tech

 

MEDT491

Molecular Diagnostics

 

MEDT492

Application of Molecular Diagnostics Technique

 

MEDT435

Practical Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

 

MEDT461

Lab Practice & Leadership

 

MEDT441

Biotechnology Practicum I

 

MEDT442

Biotechnology Practicum II

 

ANSF449

Food Biotechnology

 

HLTH241

Ethical Aspects of Health

 

MEDT427

Flow Cytometry

 

MEDT443

Biotechnology Practicum III

 

MEDT444

Biotechnology Practicum IV

 

MEDT462

Lab Practices & Leadership II

 

MEDT375

Statistics & Research for Medical Laboratory Sciences