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APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

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WHY MAJOR IN APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ?

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 & 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.

UNIQUENESS OF OUR PROGRAM

In today’s competitive employment market, students are looking for a degree that can provide a high likelihood of return on their investment. The Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major is significantly different from other basic science programs in that it will provide a foundation in the basic biotechnology laboratory skills set as well as a solid basic science background. With a hands-on, competency based curriculum, students completing the BAMBB major will be able to “hit-the-ground-running” as entry-level scientists, making this an attractive option as a major.
With a combination of academic preparation and work experience, BAMBB graduates are eligible to sit for the certification examination in molecular biology offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, should they so desire.

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CURRICULUM:*

To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree, student must complete 122 credits and meet specific requirements, as outlined in the University of Delaware Catalog. The following plan in only one example, not every student will take courses in the same order.
*Curriculum is subject to change

FRESHMAN YEAR
FALL
BISC 207 Intro Bio I with lab
CHEM 103 or 107 General Chemistry I with lab
MATH 
UNIV 101 First Year Experience
Breadth Requirement
SPRING
BISC 208 Intro Bio II with lab
CHEM 104 or 108 General Chemistry II with lab
MEDT 200 Language of Medicine
ENG 110 Seminar in Composition
MEDT 100 Intro to Medical Laboratory Science
SOPHOMORE YEAR
FALL
CHEM 321/325 Organic Chemistry I with lab
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I OR
KAAP 309 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Breadth Requirements
SPRING
CHEM 322/326 Organic Chemistry II with lab
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II OR
KAAP 310 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Breadth Requirements
Second Writing Course*

*Second writing course must be taken after a completion of 45 credits

JUNIOR YEAR
FALL
MEDT 360 Clinical Immunology & Med Virology
MEDT 301 Intro to Biotech
MEDT 408 Molecular Prep Tech
MEDT 425 Basic Molecular Tech
MEDT 490 Genetics &Molecular Diagnostics
SPRING
CHEM 214 Elementary Biochemistry
MEDT 426 Protein Purification & Characterization
MEDT 451 Cell & Tissue Culture Tech
MEDT 491 Molecular Diagnostics
MEDT 492 Application of Molecular Diagnostics Technique
SENIOR YEAR
FALL
MEDT 435 Practical Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
MEDT 461 Lab Practice & Leadership
MEDT 441 Biotech Practicum I
MEDT 442 Biotech Practicum II
ANSF 449 Food Biotechnology
SPRING
HLTH 241 Ethical Aspects of Health
MEDT 427 Flow Cytometry
MEDT 443 Biotech Practicum III
MEDT 444 Biotech Practicum IV
MEDT 462 Lab Practice & Leadership II
MEDT 375 Stats & Research for MLS