Double Major in Biotechnology

Students doing BS in microbiology can do a second major in biotechnology. For doing the double major in microbiology and biotechnology one has to complete extra 15 credits so that as a whole one has to complete a total of 151 credits. The required courses are given below.

Core Courses (39 credits):

BCH 101    Basic Biochemistry*
BCH 102    Biophysical Chemistry*
BCH 201    Human Physiology*
BCH 202    Enzyme and Enzyme Kinetics
BTE 203    Introduction to Molecular Biology (Eq to BTE 207   Introduction to  Molecular Biology)
BTE 303    Basic Immunology (Eq to BCH 301   Basic Immunology)
BTE 307    Advanced Molecular Biology (Eq to MIC310 Advanced molecular Biology)
BTE 401    Bioinformatics*
**BTE 204    Fundamentals of Genetic Engineering
BTE 402    GMOs and Biosafety
**BTE 308    Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
BTE 403    DNA Fingerprinting and Molecular Diagnostics*
BTE 404    Bioprocess Technology*

** Students from microbiology background may be exempted to do prerequisite BTE 101 (Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering) for relevant courses.

Elective courses (12 credits)

BTE 411       Molecular Virology and Oncology (Eq to MIC 301Virology)
BTE 313       Biomass and Biofuel*
BTE 317       Biostatistics*
BTE 312       Computer Application in Biotechnology*
BTE 315       Bioremediation and Biodeterioration*
BTE 415       Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology
BTE 417       Enzyme Biotechnology

* refers to courses common for undergraduate microbiology and biotechnology programmes.

‘Eq’ refers to equivalent courses for undergraduate microbiology and biotechnology programmes.

Internship (3 credits)

The internship should be in line with one of the majors or on some interactive topic involving the two majors.

Thesis (4.5 credits)

The thesis work should be in line with one of the majors or on some interactive topic involving the two majors.

Lab (6 credits)

As students who are doing major in microbiology are going through 4 different lab courses that include most of the major practical oriented problems of biotechnology so students are exempted from doing  any extra lab course in biotechnology.