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BS in Biotechnology 

Sample Four Study Year Plan

B.S. Degree in Biotechnology with Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biotechnology

Second Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
STAT 210 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 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
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 352 General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 353 Biomolecules Analysis Lab 1
BIOL 330 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 3
BIOL 331 Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1
Free Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 17
Third Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 380 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 381 Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques 1
BIOL 370 Foundations in Mathematical Biology 3
Biotechnology Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Natural Science Elective 4
Free Elective 3
Total 17
Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
UNIV 390 Internship 3
Total 3
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 420 Molecular Biology and Genetics 3
BIOL 421 Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Lab 1
BIOL 430 Cell Culture Theory and Technology 3
BIOL 431 Cell Culture Techniques Lab 1
BIOL 493 Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences 2
Biotechnology Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 423 Advanced Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences 3
BIOL 434 Cell Communication and Signal Transduction 3
BIOL 473 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 3
BIOL 494 Senior Project 4
Total 13

BS Degree in Biotechnology with Concentration in Medical Biotechnology

Second Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 General Microbiology Lab 1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
STAT 210 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 270 General Genetics 3
BIOL 271 General Genetics Lab 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
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 352 General Biochemistry 3
BIOL 353 Biomolecules Analysis Lab 1
BIOL 330 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 3
BIOL 331 Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1
Free Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 17
Third Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 380 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 381 Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques 1
BIOL 356 Virology 3
Biotechnology Elective 3
Gen. Ed. Natural Science Elective 4
Free Elective 3
Total 17
Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
UNIV 390 Internship 3
Total 3
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 440 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL 441 Medical Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 442 Molecular Diagnostic 3
BIOL 443 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
BIOL 493 Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences 2
Biotechnology Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
BIOL 435 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 3
BIOL 436 (BIOL 361) Immunology 3
CHEM 411 Medicinal Chemistry 3
BIOL 494 Senior Project 4
Total 13
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BIOL 112 - University Biology I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to cell chemistry and plant biology.

BIOL 113 - University Biology I Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 112

This course encompasses the basic techniques in Biology for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences that accompany BIOL 112.

MATH 111 - Calculus with Life Sciences Applications

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105 or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The course covers standard topics such as functions, limits, derivative, and integral calculus as well as applications of differentiation and integration. Simple introductory examples and applications are drawn from, but do not require advanced knowledge of the life sciences.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

UNIV 100 - University Freshman Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

BIOL 114 - University Biology II 

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 112
Co-requisite: BIOL 115

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to Genetics, Microbiology and animal form and function.

BIOL 115 - University Biology II Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 114

This course encompasses the basic techniques in Biology for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences that accompany BIOL 114.

CHEM 111 - Principles of General Chemistry

Co-requisite: CHEM 112

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. This course covers coordination compounds, acid-base equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, solubility and complexion equilibria, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Introduction to organic chemistry, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.

CHEM 112 - Principles of General Chemistry Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 111

This course introduces chemistry lab techniques and provides hands-on experience in conducting chemical reactions that accompany the course CHEM111. It provides experience in basic techniques for the synthesis of coordination complexes and physical chemistry-based experiments.

STAT 110 - Introductory Probability and Statistics

This course introduces students to the basics of probability theory and statistical inference with examples and applications in sciences. Standard topics from probability and statistics courses are covered, with particular emphasis on those areas connected with modeling such as stochastic processes, the concept of diffusion through a Markov chain describing the random behavior of an individual molecule, and the Poisson process.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite: CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages. In addition, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ITEC 103 - (SCIT 103) Fundamentals of Information Technology 

The course focuses on the nature and uses of computers with an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software and related lab projects and includes computer systems organizations, communications and networking, legal and ethical issues, effective presentation information, computer security and the internet.

BIOL 230 - General Microbiology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 114 (BIOL 108);
Co-requisite: BIOL 231

This course covers the classification of microorganisms, microbial metabolism, microbial growth, microbial genetics, structure of eubacteria, archaea, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, specific defenses and diseases.

BIOL 231 - General Microbiology Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 230

This course focuses on laboratory techniques involved in culturing, staining, and identifying microorganisms.

CHEM 215 (CHEM 313) - Organic Chemistry I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 111
Co-requisite: CHEM 216

This course provides a foundation in Organic Chemistry and includes the theoretical and synthetic aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds.

CHEM 216 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Co-requisite: CHEM 215

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in techniques and chemical reactions in organic chemistry that accompany CHEM 215. The course includes basic techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, inter-conversion, and spectroscopic study of common classes of organic compounds.

STAT 210 - Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): STAT 110

This course involves the use of probability and descriptive and inferential statistical techniques in interpreting biological data.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite: CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, graphical interfaces, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

BIOL 270 (BIOL 320) - General Genetics

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 230 (BIOL 110, BIOL 210 and BIOL 230)
Co-requisite: BIOL 271(BIOL 321)

This course introduces the basic principles of heredity and modern developments in this field.

BIOL 271 (BIOL 321) - General Genetics Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 270 (BIOL 320)

This course covers basic laboratory techniques in Genetics that accompany the course BIOL 270.

CHEM 217 - Organic Chemistry II

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 Co-requisite: CHEM 218

This course focuses on aromatic organic chemistry, stereochemistry, organic chemistry reaction mechanisms, bio-molecules and the methods used for the synthesis of organic compounds.

CHEM 218 - Organic Chemistry Lab II 

Co-requisite: CHEM 217

This course provides practical experience in common techniques for synthesis, separation, purification, and identification of organic molecules such as NMR, Mass Spectrometry, and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, as well as the qualitative analysis of functional groups.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

BIOL 352 - General Biochemistry

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 114 and CHEM 217(BIOL 320)
Co-requisite: BIOL 353

This course encompasses the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, enzymology, metabolism and its control.

BIOL 353 - Biomolecules Analysis Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 352

This course provides students with hands-on experience of some important biochemistry techniques. One part of this course includes wet lab exercises in which students practice separation, identification, and quantitation techniques that exploit properties of biological molecules. The second part of this course includes dry/computer lab exercises in which students use RASMOL to study the 3D structures of biological macromolecules from PDB (Protein Data Bank) files.

BIOL 330 (BIOL 432) - Applied and Industrial Microbiology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 230
Co-requisite: BIOL 331(BIOL 433)

This course covers the biology of microorganisms of ecological and industrial significance and includes topics such as food production, spoilage and preservation, fermentation technology, waste disposal, water purification, biodeterioration, and decomposition.

BIOL 331 (BIOL 433) - Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 330 (BIOL 432)

This course includes laboratory exercises that illustrate applied methodologies in microbiology, including isolation of commercially useful strains and discusses the production and purification of industrial products.

BIOL 380 - Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (CHEM 213, MATH 113, BIOL 320)
Co-requisite: BIOL 381

This course emphasizes the theory and applications (including significance and societal applications) of Biotechnology to real-world problems.

BIOL 381 - Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques

Co-requisite: BIOL 380

This course focuses on the fundamental practical techniques used in Biotechnology research and industry.

BIOL 370 - Foundations in Mathematical Biology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 114 and STAT 110 (CHEM 213, MATH 114, BIOL 110)

This course is designed to introduce the mathematically apt to some of the basic models and methods of mathematical biology. Knowledge of first-year biology is necessary, a strong calculus and probability background is a must, and some knowledge of differential equations is desirable. Topics covered in this course include models of population dynamics, reaction kinetics, diseases, and cells that can be written as ordinary differential questions, discrete-time dynamical systems, and stochastic models of diffusion and genetics.

UNIV 390 - Internship (3 credits, 180 - 240 hours of work experience)

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and CGPA greater than 2.0

Approved, monitored work experience providing the opportunity to apply concepts and theories learned in the classroom to actual practice in the workplace, in order to develop skills and to gain experience and knowledge for future employment. Students must apply for an internship a semester before the summer of the internship and comply with all requirements outlined in the Internship Manual.

BIOL 420 - Molecular Biology and Genetics

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (BIOL 320)
Co-requisite: BIOL 421

This course focuses on the basic concepts of structure and function of genetic material at the molecular level. Topics such as DNA replication, chromosome structure, gene expression and mutation, DNA repair and transposable elements are covered in molecular detail.

BIOL 421 - Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 420

This course covers modern molecular biology techniques such as restriction mapping, isolation of DNA and RNA from eukaryotic cells, Southern hybridization, reverse transcription, and polymerase chain reaction.

BIOL 430 - Cell Culture Theory and Technology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (BIOL 320);
Co-requisite: BIOL 431

This course aims at providing a strong foundation in the structure, growth and function of plant and animal cells as well as the technology involved in cell and tissue culture, cell preservation, protoplast culture and fusion, cell cloning and fusion, monoclonal antibody production, breeding and genetic engineering. The applications of stem cells to therapy will also be emphasized in this course.

BIOL 431 - Cell Culture Techniques Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 430

This course deals with the principles and practical applications of animal tissue culture. The emphasis in this course will be on the conditions for growth and maintenance of animal cells as well as commonly used techniques for manipulation of animal cell culture systems.

BIOL 493 - Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): Senior year

This course is intended for senior year Biotechnology students to develop essential skills in research methodology and introduces the student to a variety of methods in conducting scientific research and scientific communication. Under the guidance of Biotechnology faculty mentors, students will design a research project and write a literature review and research proposal.

BIOL 423 - Advanced Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270

This course focuses on the molecular genetic principles that underlie forensics.

BIOL 434 - Cell Communication and Signal Transduction

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270

This course focuses on how cells communicate with each other and their microenvironment, the signaling events that result from these interactions and their translation into cellular responses.

BIOL 473 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (BIOL 320)

This course is designed to provide instruction in the scientific concepts and computer skills currently used in searching biological databases, comparing sequences, analyzing protein and DNA characteristics and answering biological and biomedical questions using databases.

BIOL 494 - Senior Project

Pre-requisite(s): Senior year and BIOL 493

Under the guidance of Biotechnology faculty mentors, students will conduct a research project and present their research findings in both oral and written formats.

BIOL 112 - University Biology I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to cell chemistry and plant biology.

BIOL 113 - University Biology I Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 112

This course encompasses the basic techniques in Biology for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences that accompany BIOL 112.

MATH 111 - Calculus with Life Sciences Applications

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105 or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The course covers standard topics such as functions, limits, derivative, and integral calculus as well as applications of differentiation and integration. Simple introductory examples and applications are drawn from, but do not require advanced knowledge of the life sciences.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

UNIV 100 - University Freshman Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

BIOL 114 - University Biology II 

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 112
Co-requisite: BIOL 115

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to Genetics, Microbiology and animal form and function.

BIOL 115 - University Biology II Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 114

This course encompasses the basic techniques in Biology for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences that accompany BIOL 114.

CHEM 111 - Principles of General Chemistry

Co-requisite: CHEM 112

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. This course covers coordination compounds, acid-base equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, solubility and complexion equilibria, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Introduction to organic chemistry, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.

CHEM 112 - Principles of General Chemistry Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 111

This course introduces chemistry lab techniques and provides hands-on experience in conducting chemical reactions that accompany the course CHEM111. It provides experience in basic techniques for the synthesis of coordination complexes and physical chemistry-based experiments.

STAT 110 - Introductory Probability and Statistics

This course introduces students to the basics of probability theory and statistical inference with examples and applications in sciences. Standard topics from probability and statistics courses are covered, with particular emphasis on those areas connected with modeling such as stochastic processes, the concept of diffusion through a Markov chain describing the random behavior of an individual molecule, and the Poisson process.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite: CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages. In addition, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ITEC 103 - (SCIT 103) Fundamentals of Information Technology 

The course focuses on the nature and uses of computers with an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software and related lab projects and includes computer systems organizations, communications and networking, legal and ethical issues, effective presentation information, computer security and the internet.

BIOL 230 - General Microbiology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 114 (BIOL 108);
Co-requisite: BIOL 231

This course covers the classification of microorganisms, microbial metabolism, microbial growth, microbial genetics, structure of eubacteria, archaea, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, specific defenses and diseases.

BIOL 231 - General Microbiology Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 230

This course focuses on laboratory techniques involved in culturing, staining, and identifying microorganisms.

CHEM 215 (CHEM 313) - Organic Chemistry I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 111
Co-requisite: CHEM 216

This course provides a foundation in Organic Chemistry and includes the theoretical and synthetic aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds.

CHEM 216 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Co-requisite: CHEM 215

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in techniques and chemical reactions in organic chemistry that accompany CHEM 215. The course includes basic techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, inter-conversion, and spectroscopic study of common classes of organic compounds.

STAT 210 - Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): STAT 110

This course involves the use of probability and descriptive and inferential statistical techniques in interpreting biological data.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite: CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, graphical interfaces, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

BIOL 270 (BIOL 320) - General Genetics

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 230 (BIOL 110, BIOL 210 and BIOL 230)
Co-requisite: BIOL 271(BIOL 321)

This course introduces the basic principles of heredity and modern developments in this field.

BIOL 271 (BIOL 321) - General Genetics Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 270 (BIOL 320)

This course covers basic laboratory techniques in Genetics that accompany the course BIOL 270.

CHEM 217 - Organic Chemistry II

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 Co-requisite: CHEM 218

This course focuses on aromatic organic chemistry, stereochemistry, organic chemistry reaction mechanisms, bio-molecules and the methods used for the synthesis of organic compounds.

CHEM 218 - Organic Chemistry Lab II 

Co-requisite: CHEM 217

This course provides practical experience in common techniques for synthesis, separation, purification, and identification of organic molecules such as NMR, Mass Spectrometry, and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, as well as the qualitative analysis of functional groups.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

BIOL 352 - General Biochemistry

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 114 and CHEM 217(BIOL 320)
Co-requisite: BIOL 353

This course encompasses the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, enzymology, metabolism and its control.

BIOL 353 - Biomolecules Analysis Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 352

This course provides students with hands-on experience of some important biochemistry techniques. One part of this course includes wet lab exercises in which students practice separation, identification, and quantitation techniques that exploit properties of biological molecules. The second part of this course includes dry/computer lab exercises in which students use RASMOL to study the 3D structures of biological macromolecules from PDB (Protein Data Bank) files.

BIOL 330 (BIOL 432) - Applied and Industrial Microbiology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 230
Co-requisite: BIOL 331(BIOL 433)

This course covers the biology of microorganisms of ecological and industrial significance and includes topics such as food production, spoilage and preservation, fermentation technology, waste disposal, water purification, biodeterioration, and decomposition.

BIOL 331 (BIOL 433) - Techniques in Applied and Industrial Microbiology Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 330 (BIOL 432)

This course includes laboratory exercises that illustrate applied methodologies in microbiology, including isolation of commercially useful strains and discusses the production and purification of industrial products.

BIOL 380 - Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (CHEM 213, MATH 113, BIOL 320)
Co-requisite: BIOL 381

This course emphasizes the theory and applications (including significance and societal applications) of Biotechnology to real-world problems.

BIOL 381 - Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques

Co-requisite: BIOL 380

This course focuses on the fundamental practical techniques used in Biotechnology research and industry.

BIOL 356 - Virology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 230 (BIOL 320)

This course provides an overview of the characteristics of major families of viruses, the intrinsic properties of viruses that cause disease, their development and life cycles, interaction with host cells, genetics, tumor-inducing properties and epidemiology.

UNIV 390 - Internship (3 credits, 180 - 240 hours of work experience)

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and CGPA greater than 2.0

Approved, monitored work experience providing the opportunity to apply concepts and theories learned in the classroom to actual practice in the workplace, in order to develop skills and to gain experience and knowledge for future employment. Students must apply for an internship a semester before the summer of the internship and comply with all requirements outlined in the Internship Manual.

BIOL 440 - Medical Microbiology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 330
Co-requisite: BIOL 441

This course focuses on mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, the host response, and the scientific approaches used to investigate these processes.

BIOL 441 - Medical Microbiology Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 440

This course focuses on the tools and techniques of Medical Microbiology used in clinical laboratory diagnosis of microorganisms.

BIOL 442 - Molecular Diagnostic

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270
Co-requisite: BIOL 443

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles underlying molecular diagnostics and the application of molecular techniques to disease diagnosis.

BIOL 443 - Molecular Diagnostics Lab

Co-requisite: BIOL 442

This course provides hands-on experience in the basic techniques used in Molecular Diagnostics.

BIOL 493 - Research Methodology in the Biological Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): Senior year

This course is intended for senior year Biotechnology students to develop essential skills in research methodology and introduces the student to a variety of methods in conducting scientific research and scientific communication. Under the guidance of Biotechnology faculty mentors, students will design a research project and write a literature review and research proposal.

BIOL 435 - Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270

This course provides a broad overview of the biological principles influencing stem cell populations and emphasizes the functional role of stem cells in regulating normal development and contributing to disease as well as examines the therapeutic potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine.

BIOL 436 (BIOL 361) - Immunology

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 270 (BIOL 320)

This course focuses on the structure and function of immunoglobulins, the role of cell mediated immunity, the protective role of the immune system, and disease and injury related to malfunctions of the immune system.

CHEM 411 - Medicinal Chemistry

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 217

This course examines principles of structural, physical, and physical-organic chemistry, including mechanistic considerations involved in synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and the design of chemotherapeutic agents. This course includes mechanisms of action and factors that influence drug action within specific drug classes of pharmaco-dynamic and chemotherapeutic nature, drug structures, chiral drugs, and structure-activity relationships of drugs.

BIOL 494 - Senior Project

Pre-requisite(s): Senior year and BIOL 493

Under the guidance of Biotechnology faculty mentors, students will conduct a research project and present their research findings in both oral and written formats.