BSC 2420  Introduction to Biotechnology credits: 3

This lecture course serves as an introduction to the concepts, infrastructure and a survey of the multiple disciplines within the biotechnology industry. The major areas of biotechnology that will be covered include molecular biology, nucleic acid purification, recombinant DNA technology, protein biochemistry, forensics and use of animal and plant models in agricultural, marine, bioredmediation and biomedical applications. Emphasis will also be placed on ethics and regulations within the specified disciplines as well as current topics and local job opportunities.

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 with a minimum grade of C