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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Bachelor of Science Biotechnology Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

General Education

The baccalaureate degree General Education program consists of 45 credits that are distributed among two General Education components:    1. (1) Skills (15 credits) and    2. (2) Knowledge Domains (30 credits) in the Natural Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Health and Physical Activity. Every baccalaureate degree student also completes the First-Year Seminar, United States Cultures and International Cultures, and Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.A restriction is placed on students in majors that are closely linked to the Knowledge Domains of Natural Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences to ensure that they participate in the full breadth of General Education. These students may not use a course in their academic major to satisfy one of the Knowledge Domains requirements. For example, an Economics major may not use an economics course to fulfill his/her social and behavioral sciences requirement. Also, students may not count courses cross-listed with courses in their major to fulfill one of the General Education Knowledge Domain, e.g., a Theatre major may not register for THEA 208 (GA;US;IL) / AAAS 208 (GA;US;IL) and have it count in the Arts requirement. Flexibility of the Baccalaureate Degree General Education Requirements Penn State wants students to use General Education to experiment and explore, to take academic risks, to discover things they did not know before, and to learn to do things they have not done before. To that end, the General Education program extends the concept of flexibility to all aspects of the degree program.Students may, with the permission of their adviser and dean's representative:    1. Substitute a 200- to 499-level course in an area of General Education for a course found on the General Education list. For example, a student may take a 400-level course in history and use it to meet the General Education requirement satisfied by a comparable lower- level history course.   2. Substitute a foreign language at the twelfth credit level of proficiency, as measured by the Penn State foreign language offerings, for 3 credits in any of the categories of General Education. Baccalaureate degree students may substitute study in a foreign/second language at the twelfth credit level of proficiency or higher for any three credits in any of the categories of general education only if those three credits are in language study beyond their degree requirements.*    3. Substitute a third course in one of the Knowledge Domains areas of Arts, Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Sciences for a second course in one of the other areas. For example, a student might take 3 courses in the Arts, two courses in the Humanities, and only one course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This substitution is often referred to as the 9-6-3 sequence, representing the 9 credits, 6 credits, and 3 credits completed in place of the specified 6-6-6.*    4. Meet the United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirement through completion of an experiential learning program or practicum (one-semester or year long) approved by their College Dean's Office. Approved Penn State Education Abroad Programs may be used to satisfy the International Cultures (IL) requirement.   5. Meet the First-Year Seminar (FYS) requirement through completion of a FYS course offered by any unit of the University. Thus, a student who successfully completes a FYS course in one college, prior to transferring to another college, will not be required to complete another FYS. However, since there are various modes of offering a FYS throughout the University, students transferring to a new college may find that a required course that is also a FYS must still be taken.      *The use of these two substitutions (No. 2 and No. 3 above), either alone or in combination, may not lead to the complete elimination of any area in the skills or knowledge domains categories in the student's general education program.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Skills

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Writing/Speaking

Courses with the GWS designation satisfy this component.It is the objective of these courses to teach students to communicate information clearly and set forth their beliefs persuasively both orally and in writing. In particular, it is expected that students become sufficiently proficient in writing, such that their expository prose meets the expectations of educated readers in both form and style.

9.0 Hrs. required.

A S M Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace
2.0
A S M Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace
2.0
B E Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace
2.0
CAS Effective Speech
3.0

Knowledge Domains

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Health and Physcial Activity

KINES 001 is 1.5-3 credits.KINES 029, 029S, 044, 046, 072, and 090 are 1-1.5 credits.KINES 084 is 1.5-2 credits.KINES 096 is .5-3 credits.Courses with the GHA designation satisfy this component Courses in the Health and Physical Activity area focus on the theory and practice of life span wellness and fitness activities, and on the knowledge, attitudes, habits, and skills needed to live well. The courses include such diverse topics as diet, exercise, stress management, the wise use of leisure time, alcohol consumption and drug use, sexual health awareness, and safety education. Courses may be knowledge-focused (about aspects of the biological, social, and behavioral aspects of healthful living) or practice-focused (emphasize attitudes, habits, and skills needed to engage in healthful living and can include traditional dance, exercise, and sport activity classes) or integrated in any manner.

3.0 Hrs. required.

BB H Values and Health Behavior
1.5
BB H Introduction to Biobehavioral Health
3.0

Arts

THEA 080 is 1-3 credits.Courses with the GA designation satisfy this component Courses taught in the area of the Arts are expected to help students understand and appreciate some of the more important creative works, traditions, literature, and history of the arts and architecture. General Education Arts courses aim to teach students to recognize the comprehensive role of arts and architecture as an expression of the cultural values of a society and the need to preserve these expressions for the benefit of future generations.Through the courses in the Arts area, students should recognize aesthetic values as an integral part of society's essential need and gain lifelong benefits through the acquisition and appreciation of arts-related skills. Students should become conversant with the terminology, techniques, attitudes, ideas, and skills that the arts comprise so as to understand how humankind relates to the arts.

6.0 Hrs. required.

BRASS Trumpet: Secondary
1.0
BRASS French Horn: Secondary
1.0
BRASS Trombone: Secondary
1.0
BRASS Euphonium: Secondary
1.0
BRASS Tuba: Secondary
1.0
INART Fundamentals of Digital Audio
1.0

Humanities

Courses with the GH designation satisfy this component Humanistic studies are divided into four categories:    1. (1)literature,    2. (2)history and culture,    3. (3)advanced language, and    4. (4)philosophy.The study of the Humanities should develop competency in interpretive understanding of the human condition and of the values inherent in it. This interpretive understanding should evolve into the development of insights and a critical evaluation of the meaning of life, in its everyday details as well as in its historical and universal dimensions. Through this development students should acquire knowledge of and concern for the humanistic values that motivate and inform all humanistic studies.

2 courses required.

AAA S First-Year Seminar in African and African American Studies
3.0
AAA S First-year Seminar In African And African American Studies
3.0

Social and Behavioral Sciences

PL SC 177 is 1-3 credits.Courses with the GS designation satisfy this component Social and Behavioral Sciences courses develop students' understanding of the diverse personal, interpersonal, and societal forces that shape people's lives and teach them how to approach these subjects through the concepts, principles, and methods of scientific inquiry. The general goal is a theoretical understanding of the interrelationships of the determinants of the organization of human behavior. These courses are expected to introduce students to the scientific analysis of:    1. (1) the forms, practices, and theories of politics;    2. (2) the nature and operation of economic analysis;    3. (3) the interrelationships of social institutions;    4. (4) the dynamics of individual and group behavior and change; and    5. (5) the processes and functions of human communication.Through the application of the methodologies of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, students should develop an understanding of the multiple nature of causality in social settings. The Social and Behavioral Sciences require a comprehensive, integrative, empirical, and theoretical view of the social world.Note: Some colleges or majors might require the completion of specific GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and/or GS courses.

6.0 Hrs. required.

AAA S Evolving Status of Blacks in the Twentieth Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
3.0
AAA S Introduction to Contemporary Africa
3.0

Additional Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

First-Year Seminar

Courses with the suffix S, T, or X or PSU abbreviation satisfy this requirement The First-Year Seminars (FYS) are designed to engage students in learning, acquaint them with the learning tools and resources available at Penn State and orient them to the scholarly community from the outset of their undergraduate studies in a way that will bridge to later experiences in their chosen majors. In addition, the FYS facilitate students' adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life and introduce them to their responsibilities as members of the University community. The seminars are taught by full-time, regular Penn State faculty and, as the name implies, are conducted in small sections, thus providing opportunities for students to develop relationships with full-time faculty and other students in academic areas of interest to them.Each baccalaureate student must complete at least 1 credit of the First-Year Seminar. Some colleges may, however, call for the completion of more than 1 credit of the FYS. Students will typically enroll in the FYS offered by the college in which they plan to graduate. If a student changes his/her college of enrollment, it is not necessary to retake the FYS offered by the new college.Not all seminars are available at all Penn State campuses and some enrollment restrictions apply. Associate degree students are strongly encouraged to complete the FYS requirement even though they are not required to do so.NOTE: Beginning with the 2009 summer session, the First-Year Seminar requirement will be replaced by First-Year Engagement requirements for each University Park academic college, each of the nineteen Commonwealth campuses, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Students at the University Park campus will be required to complete at least 1 credit of first-year seminar and meet any other first-year requirements specified by their home college. Students at the Commonwealth campuses will be required to complete the first-year experiences specified by their campus. First-year students entering Penn State in summer 2009 and thereafter should consult their enrollment home for these requirements.

1 courses required.

A E Architectural Engineering Orientation
1.0

United States Cultures

Courses with the US designation satisfy this requirement A course that fulfills the United States Cultures requirement must strive to increase students' understanding of contemporary United States society. Such a course need not focus exclusively on the present and may concern a historical subject.Courses with the United States Cultures designation will include two or more of the following components and will include those components in the graded evaluation of student performance: 1. Cultivate student knowledge of issues of social identity such as ethnicity, race, class, religion, gender, physical/mental disability, age, or sexual orientation;    2. Convey to students knowledge of different United States values, traditions, beliefs, and customs;    3. Increase student knowledge of the range of United States cultural achievements and human conditions through time;   4. Increase student knowledge of United States social identities not in isolation, but in relation to one another (for example, the interaction of race or gender with socioeconomic status).

1 courses required.

Requirement Satisfied

1 courses required.

International Cultures

Courses with the IL designation satisfy this requirement A course that fulfills the International Cultures requirement must strive to increase student knowledge of the variety of international societies and may deal to some extent with U.S. culture in its international connections. It need not focus exclusively on the present and may, indeed, be a historical subject. Courses with the International Cultures designation will do two or more of the following: 1. Cultivate student knowledge of the similarities and differences among international cultures;    2. Convey to students knowledge of other nations' cultural values, traditions, beliefs, and customs;    3. Increase students' knowledge of the range of international cultural achievements and human conditions through time;    4. Increase students' knowledge of nations and cultures not in isolation, but in relation to one another.Students may also take a variety of foreign studies courses offered in foreign countries.

1 courses required.

Requirement Satisfied

1 courses required.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Courses with the suffix W, M, X, or Y satisfy this requirement Developing the skill to communicate by means of the written word is extremely important. Courses other than General Education English composition courses emphasize the ability of students to write. Colleges and/or departments have established "W" courses in specific programs. Students are required to complete at least 3 credits of writing-intensive courses offered within their major or college of enrollment.Typically, "W" courses include writing assignments that relate clearly to the course objectives and serve as effective instruments for learning the subject matter of the course. In writing-intensive courses, assignments are designed to help students investigate the course subject matter, gain experience in interpreting data or the results of research, shape writing for a particular audience, or practice the type of writing associated with a given profession or discipline.Opportunities for students to receive written feedback from the instructor and to apply the instructor's feedback to their future writing are built into the writing courses. A writing-intensive course may also include peer review of written work, tutorial assistance, instructor conferences, group writing projects, the use of writing or learning centers, teaching assistant feedback, and classroom discussions of assigned readings about writing.Courses that are designed to develop the students' writing competence are identified by the suffix "W, M, X, or Y" in the Undergraduate Bulletin and the Schedule of Courses. Both baccalaureate and associate degree students complete 3 credits in this area.

1 courses required.

Requirement Satisfied

1 courses required.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate with a B.S. degree in Biotechnology, a grade of C or better is required in 9 credits of any BIOTC, B M B, or MICRB 400-level course except B M B 442, B M B 443W, B M B 444, B M B 445W, B M B 446, B M B 496, MICRB 421W, MICRB 422, MICRB 447, MICRB 496.In order to be eligible for entrance to the Biotechnology major, a student must have: (1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average, and (2) completed CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), and MATH 140 GQ(4) and earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Common Requirements for the Major

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Prescribed Courses

CHEM 110, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, MATH 140 - A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.B M B 251, B M B 252, MICRB 201 - To graduate with a B.S. degree in Biotechnology, a grade of C or better is required in two of the following courses: MICRB 201, B M B/MICRB 251, B M B/MICRB 252.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CHEM Chemical Principles I
3.0
CHEM Experimental Chemistry I
1.0
CHEM Chemical Principles II
3.0
CHEM Experimental Chemistry II
1.0
PSU First-Year Seminar Science
1.0
PHYS Introductory Physics I
4.0
PHYS Introductory Physics II
4.0
B M B Molecular And Cell Biology I
3.0
B M B Molecular And Cell Biology II
3.0
BIOL Genetic Analysis
3.0
MICRB Introductory Microbiology
3.0
MICRB Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
2.0
MICRB Laboratory of General and Applied Microbiology
3.0
MATH Calculus With Analytic Geometry I
4.0
MATH Calculus With Analytic Geometry II
4.0

Requirements for the Option

1 courses required.

General Biotechnology

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Additional Courses

1 courses required.

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CHEM Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry I
3.0
CHEM Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry II
3.0

Supporting Courses and Related Areas

Select 14-16 credits from department list. (Sem: 3-8) Select 6 credits from any 400-level B M B/BIOTC/MICRB lecture course, FD SC 408(2) (Sem: 5-8)Select 0-2 credits from Additional Courses.

22.0 Hrs. required.

Master of Biotechnology Requirements

A maximum of 12 credits will be cross-counted towards the B.S. and Masters degrees, from the following courses: B M B 400(2-3), BIOTC 479(3), IBIOS 571(2), IBIOS 591(1), and IBIOS 593(3).

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

A B E Microbiol Engr
3.0

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

B M B Molecular Biology of the Gene
3.0

Biotechnology

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

BIOTC Methods in Biofermentations
3.0

Electives

These courses are chosen from offerings in various academic departments based on students' interest or track and career objectives. These include IBIOS 595 (Industry Internship), which is required unless a student already opted to do IBIOS 594 (Research Project) in industry, and IBIOS 597C (Special Topics: Advanced Laboratory Techniques in the Life Sciences), another elective course that is virtually required of students who intend to pursue research and development careers in industry. This is a modular laboratory course dealing with specialized techniques currently used in life sciences research: mammalian cell culture and monoclonal antibody production, quantitative cell analysis by flow cytometry and digital microscopy, nucleic acid sequence analysis, high-throughput analysis of nucleic acids using microarrays, protein analysis by mass spectrometry, techniques in animal transgenics, and other specialized techniques a student may arrange to work on with a research laboratory on campus.

11.0 Hrs. required.

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