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-evel 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 Sample 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

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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 and 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.

Our Curriculum

The goal of the curriculum is to provide a solid foundation for students pursuing careers in the biotech sector, broadly stated and to enable them to “hit the ground running” as entry level technologists. 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.

Admission to the major will be a two-step process. While the freshman or transfer student is accepted by the University as a Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology Interest student, final acceptance into the major as a junior is dependent on the student’s academic performance during his/her freshman and sophomore years.  Eligibility for admission to the junior year of the major will be determined by academic achievement based on the following criteria:

  1. Minimal GPA of 2.9 in first four semesters of coursework
  2. At least 60 credits including designated chemistry, biological science, physics, and mathematics prerequisites must be completed prior to admission into the major.

Course topics you will explore:

  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Human and microbial genetics
  • Virology and immunology
  • Molecular biology
  • Proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics
  • Cell and tissue culture
  • Ethical issues in laboratory practice

Contact us:
College of Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
305 Willard Hall Education Building
Newark, DE  19716
Phone: 302-831-2849
Email: mls-dept@udel.edu

Sample 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 100 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
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