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BS in Biotechnology 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 128 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
I. University General Education Requirement 31-34
II. Biotechnology Program Core Courses 62
III. Biotechnology Program Elective Courses 6-9
IV. Concentration (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology or Medical Biotechnology) Course Requirements 17
V. Free Electives 9-12
Total 128

I. University General Education Requirements   (31-34 Credits)

Compulsory Core Courses (23-24 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
MATH 111 Calculus with Life Sciences Applications 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

Electives (3 Credits)

Arts and Humanities Elective (3 Credits)

ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ARAB 110 Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3
ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3
HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (3 Credits)

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
POLI 102 State and Society in the UAE  3
GEOG 100 World Regional Geography  3
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3

Natural Sciences Elective (3-4 Credits)

BIOL 100 Humankind in a Biological World 3
ENVS 100, 101 Energy and Environmental Science 4
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 100 Chemistry in Everyday Life 3
CHEM 101 Chemistry in Everyday Life Lab 1

II. Biotechnology Program Core Courses (62 Credits)

BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
BIOL 113 University Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 114 University Biology II 3
BIOL 115 University Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 1
BIOL 330 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 3
BIOL 331 Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 352 General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 353 Biomolecules Analysis Lab 1
BIOL 356 Virology 3
BIOL 380 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 381 Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques 1
BIOL 493 Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences 2
BIOL 494 Senior Project 4
CHEM 111 Principles of General Chemistry 3
CHEM 112 Principles of General Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 General Organic Chemistry Lab. I 1
CHEM 217 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 218 Organic Chemistry Lab II  1
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
STAT 110 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
STAT 210 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences 3
UNIV 390 Internship 3

III. Biotechnology Elective Courses (6 Credits)

BIOL 240 Ecology 3
BIOL 322 Microbial Genetics 3
BIOL 354 Biophysics 3
BIOL 355 Biophysics Lab 1
BIOL 360 Developmental Biology 3
BIOL 370 Foundations in Mathematical Biology 3
BIOL 450 Bioethics 2
BIOL 480 Food Biotechnology 3
BIOL 481 Bioprocessing Technology in Pharmaceuticals Industry 3
BIOL 491 Senior Seminar  1
BIOL 492 Special Topics in Biotechnology 2
Students may choose 1 or 2 courses from the other
concentration to serve as electives
3-6

IV. Concentration Course Requirements

A. Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology (17 Credits)

BIOL 420 Molecular Biology and Genetics 3
BIOL 421 Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Lab 1
BIOL 423 Advanced Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences 3
BIOL 430 Cell Culture Theory and Technology 3
BIOL 431 Cell Culture Techniques Lab 1
BIOL 434 Cell Communication and Signal Transduction 3
BIOL 473 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 3

B. Concentration in Medical Biotechnology (17 Credits)

BIOL 435 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 3
BIOL 436 (BIOL 361) Immunology 3
BIOL 440 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL 441 Medical Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 442 Molecular Diagnostic 3
BIOL 443 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
CHEM 411 Medicinal Chemistry 3

V. Free Electives (9 Credits)

Minor in Biotechnology Requirements (24 Credits)

Core Courses (16 Credits)

BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
BIOL 113 University Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 114 University Biology II 3
BIOL 115 University Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 1
Total 128 Credits 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 128 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
I. University General Education Requirement 31-34
II. Biotechnology Program Core Courses 62
III. Biotechnology Program Elective Courses 6-9
IV. Concentration (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology or Medical Biotechnology) Course Requirements 17
V. Free Electives 9-12
Total 128

I. University General Education Requirements   (31-34 Credits)

Compulsory Core Courses (23-24 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
MATH 111 Calculus with Life Sciences Applications 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

Electives (3 Credits)

Arts and Humanities Elective (3 Credits)

ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ARAB 110 Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3
ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3
HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (3 Credits)

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
POLI 102 State and Society in the UAE  3
GEOG 100 World Regional Geography  3
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3

Natural Sciences Elective (3-4 Credits)

BIOL 100 Humankind in a Biological World 3
ENVS 100, 101 Energy and Environmental Science 4
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 100 Chemistry in Everyday Life 3
CHEM 101 Chemistry in Everyday Life Lab 1

II. Biotechnology Program Core Courses (62 Credits)

BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
BIOL 113 University Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 114 University Biology II 3
BIOL 115 University Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 1
BIOL 330 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 3
BIOL 331 Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 352 General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 353 Biomolecules Analysis Lab 1
BIOL 356 Virology 3
BIOL 380 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 381 Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques 1
BIOL 493 Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences 2
BIOL 494 Senior Project 4
CHEM 111 Principles of General Chemistry 3
CHEM 112 Principles of General Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 General Organic Chemistry Lab. I 1
CHEM 217 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 218 Organic Chemistry Lab II  1
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
STAT 110 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
STAT 210 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences 3
UNIV 390 Internship 3

III. Biotechnology Elective Courses (6 Credits)

BIOL 240 Ecology 3
BIOL 322 Microbial Genetics 3
BIOL 354 Biophysics 3
BIOL 355 Biophysics Lab 1
BIOL 360 Developmental Biology 3
BIOL 370 Foundations in Mathematical Biology 3
BIOL 450 Bioethics 2
BIOL 480 Food Biotechnology 3
BIOL 481 Bioprocessing Technology in Pharmaceuticals Industry 3
BIOL 491 Senior Seminar  1
BIOL 492 Special Topics in Biotechnology 2
Students may choose 1 or 2 courses from the other
concentration to serve as electives
3-6

IV. Concentration Course Requirements

A. Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology (17 Credits)

BIOL 420 Molecular Biology and Genetics 3
BIOL 421 Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Lab 1
BIOL 423 Advanced Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences 3
BIOL 430 Cell Culture Theory and Technology 3
BIOL 431 Cell Culture Techniques Lab 1
BIOL 434 Cell Communication and Signal Transduction 3
BIOL 473 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 3

B. Concentration in Medical Biotechnology (17 Credits)

BIOL 435 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 3
BIOL 436 (BIOL 361) Immunology 3
BIOL 440 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL 441 Medical Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 442 Molecular Diagnostic 3
BIOL 443 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
CHEM 411 Medicinal Chemistry 3

V. Free Electives (9 Credits)

Minor in Biotechnology Requirements (24 Credits)

Core Courses (16 Credits)

BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
BIOL 113 University Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 114 University Biology II 3
BIOL 115 University Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 1
Total 128 Credits 
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