APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Work In These Settings

Pharmaceutical industry

Research laboratory

Public health

Graduate School Paths

Medicine

Veterinary

Science doctoral programs

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Delaware is required to comply with state and federal laws regarding the delivery of distance education.  Please see the University’s State Authorization page for more information.

APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 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

Mathematics 

UNIV 101 First Year Experience

Breadth Requirement

 

SPRING

BISC 208 Intro Bio II with lab

CHEM 104 or 108 General Chemistry II with lab

ENG 110 Seminar in Composition

MMSC 100 Intro to Medical Laboratory Science

MMSC 200 Language of Medicine

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL

CHEM 321/325 Organic Chemistry I with lab OR CHEM 213/215 Elem Organic Chem with lab  

MMSC 301 Intro to Biotech

PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I OR KAAP 309 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Breadth Requirements

 

SPRING

CHEM 322/326 Organic Chemistry II with lab OR CHEM 214/216 Biochemistry with lab  

PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II OR
KAAP 310 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Breadth Requirements

 

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

MMSC 360 Clinical Immunology & Med Virology

MMSC 408 Molecular Prep Tech

MMSC 425 Basic Molecular Tech

MMSC 490 Clin. & Molecular Cell Bio

Second Writing Course

SPRING

MMSC 426 Protein Purification & Characterization

MMSC 450 Medical Biochemistry

MMSC 451 Cell & Tissue Culture Tech

MMSC 491 Human Molecular Genetics

MMSC 492 Application of Molecular Diagnostics Technique

 

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

MMSC 375 Stats & Research for MLS

MMSC 435 Practical Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

MMSC 441 Biotech Practicum I

MMSC 442 Biotech Practicum II

MMSC 461 Lab Practice & Leadership

 

 

 

SPRING

ANFS 449 Food Biotechnology

HLTH 241 Ethical Aspects of Healthcare

MMSC 427 Flow Cytometry

MMSC 443 Biotech Practicum III

MMSC 444 Biotech Practicum IV

MMSC 471 Lab Practice & Leadership II

 

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