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.
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
BISC 207 Intro Bio I with lab
CHEM 103 or 107 General Chemistry I with lab
UNIV 101 First Year Experience
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
CHEM 213/215 Elem Organic Chem with lab OR
CHEM 321/325 Organic Chemistry I with lab
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I OR
KAAP 309 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
MEDT 301 Intro to Biotech
CHEM 214/216 Biochemistry with lab OR
MEDT 360 Clinical Immunology & Med Virology
MEDT 408 Molecular Prep Tech
MEDT 425 Basic Molecular Tech
MEDT 490 Clin. & Molecular Cell Bio
Second Writing Course
CHEM 214 Elementary Biochemistry
MEDT 426 Protein Purification & Characterization
MEDT 451 Cell & Tissue Culture Tech
MEDT 491 Human Molecular Genetics
MEDT 492 Application of Molecular Diagnostics Technique
MEDT 435 Practical Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
MEDT 461 Lab Practice & Leadership
MEDT 441 Biotech Practicum I
MEDT 442 Biotech Practicum II
MEDT 375 Stats & Research for MLS
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
ANFS 449 Food Biotechnology