2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biotechnology (B.S.)


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College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 335
https://med.ucf.edu/biomed/
Email: bsbsadvising@ucf.edu

Dr. Griffith Parks, Director
Phone: 407-823-5932

The Biotechnology B.S. produces highly trained workers that will meet the workforce needs of the biotechnology industry. Students seeking admission to professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, podiatry, and pharmacy) will meet most of the admission requirements for those programs while obtaining a Biotechnology B.S. degree.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a BSBS academic advisor at least once per semester.
  • Courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours
  • Grades below “C” in Common Program Prerequisites,Core Requirements and Restricted Electives will not be accepted.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (21 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 This course is substituted with BSC 3403C .
2 See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions.

Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (52 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Two courses minimum, no more than one may be taken outside the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Each graduate must complete 3 credits of MCB 4912 or MCB 4970H or serve an internship. Only three hours of Honors thesis or undergraduate research will count toward the restrictive elective requirement.

Those students who do not qualify for MCB 4970H may elect MCB 4912 Undergraduate Research as a substitute course, but a research report must be submitted to instructor after completion of research project.

Additional restricted electives can be taken as approved by the associate director.

1 Students must take MCB 3203L - Pathogenic Microbiology Lab  in order for the combination to count as 1 restricted elective

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Variable

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • A student must complete all coursework in the baccalaureate curriculum as shown, and, earn a GPA of at least 2.0 for all coursework in the Prerequisites, Core and Restricted Electives
  • A minimum of 20 hours must be taken at UCF in the department of the major
  • Students will be required to take a comprehensive test during their last semester

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admission through the department and the Burnett Honors College
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major and maintain a 3.2 UCF GPA; 3.5 in the major; 3.2 cumulative average for graded upper division courses regardless of the institution
  • Complete the following with a grade of B or better: BSC 3403C - Honors Quantitative Biological Methods  Credit Hours: 4
  • Complete the following with a grade of B or better and successfully complete the oral defense of the Honors Thesis MCB 4970H Honors Undergraduate Thesis II Credit Hours: 3

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Students who begin a two semester sequence course (e.g. General Chemistry) at a Florida College System institution are strongly encouraged to complete the sequence before transferring. If it will not be possible to complete the sequence before transferring, the student should postpone beginning the course until enrolling at UCF.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • Substitutes for Common Program Prerequisites
    • MAC X311 or MAC X233 or MAC X353 or MAC X281
    • PHY X253C & PHY X054C or PHY X048/X048L & PHY X049/X049L
    • STA X023 or STA X122 or STA X014 or STA X024 or STA X321

Acceptable Substitutes

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $39 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $78 per term

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)


1 or follow math sequence determined by Math Placement Exam

Freshman Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective or Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 *Students electing to enroll in the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence must plan to accommodate MAC 2311C /MAC 2312  as prerequisites.

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 *Students electing to enroll in the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence must plan to accommodate MAC 2311C /MAC 2312  as prerequisites.

Senior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


For students who transfer in their junior year


  • For students who transfer in their junior year from a Florida College System institution, the revised sequence of courses is provided [it is assumed that GEP and physics will be completed at an FCS institution:

Junior Year - Fall


Students electing to enroll in the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence must plan to accommodate MAC 2311C /MAC 2312  as prerequisites.

Junior Year - Spring


Senior Year - Fall


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