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BTN 1110 Biotechnology & Bioethics

Introduction to the major fields in biotechnology and the basic science involved in understanding those fields.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biotechnology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe ethics debates as they impact the biotechnology industry, both in how they affect the industry now and the impacts they may have on the future.
  • Describe the basics of chemistry, such as atomic structure and chemical bonding as well as the basics of genetics, such as DNA structure and synthesis, protein synthesis and mitosis.
  • Describe the major fields in the biotechnology industry, which include molecular genetics, proteins, microbiotechnology, plant and animal biotechnology, forensic analysis, bioremediation, aquatic biotechnology and medical biotechnology.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3