Required courses for major BIOT: Biotechnology, p. 1
2019-2020
Student Name: Date:
D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t
BS or BTPS IN BI OTECHNOLOGY
This worksheet is designed to help you plan and track your progress toward your degree. It lists all graduation requirements
in the recommended sequence. For full course descriptions, please refer to the current undergraduate Catalog.
SEQUENCE
Courses are listed in the order in which students should take them.
Changes in courses and order may affect other elements of the degree plan.
COURSE
TAKEN OR
TRANSFERRED
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
Recommendations will differ for specific majors. Refer to catalog for alternatives to recommended general education requirements
(GenEds). Courses used for GenEds may not be used in the major or minor.
The BTPS is available only to students with the AAS from a community college with which UMGC has an articulation agreement.
REQUIRED LOWER-LEVEL COURSES FOR TRANSFER INTO MAJOR (10 credits)
Students seeking the BTPS must
complete all required lower-level coursework in the AAS. Students seeking the BS must complete required lower-level coursework
before arriving at UMGC.
Related science coursework (10) Related requirement for major. May include any coursework
related to biotechnology, including biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics,
immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and virology courses. See major area on
page 2 for additional required transfer courses.
Must be
completed
before transfer
to UMGC
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (41 credits)
PACE 111S (3) Or other PACE 111 course chosen from 111B, 111C, 111M, 111P, 111S, or 111T
WRTG 111 (3) Or other 3-credit WRTG course except 288, 388, 486A, 486B. COMM 390 and 492,
ENGL 102 and JOUR 201 apply
WRTG 112 (3) Required GenEd course. Must be completed with a grade of C- or better
MATH 105 (3) or other approved math GenEd course (MATH 105, MATH 107, STAT 200, or more
advanced MATH or STAT)
LIBS 150 or CAPL 398A (1) Or other GenEd elective
IFSM 201 (3) Or other technology GenEd course
GEOL 100 (3) Or other 3-credit biological/physical science GenEd course. Related science
coursework for major.
BIOL 101/102 or NSCI 100/101 (4) Or other biological/physical science GenEd course with related
lab. Related science coursework for major.
HIST 125 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
HUMN 100 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
ECON 103 (3) Or other behavioral/social science GenEd course
BEHS 103 (3) Or other behavioral/social science GenEd course
SPCH 100 (3) Or other communication, writing, or speech GenEd course
WRTG 393 (3) Or other upper-level advanced writing GenEd course
Required courses for major BIOT: Biotechnology, p. 2
D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t ( p . 2 )
BTP S IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
SEQUENCE
36 total credits for major, of which at least half must be upper-level and at least half must be taken
through UMGC.
COURSE
TAKEN
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
MAJOR COURSES (33 credits)
General Microbiology with lab (4)
Courses must be
completed
General Genetics with lab (4)
BEFORE
transferring
Biotechnology applications and techniques with lab (7)
to UMGC
BIOL 325 Inquiries in Biological Science (3)
BIOL 350 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3)
BIOL 357 Bioinfomatics (3)
NSCI 301 Laboratory Management and Safety (3)
BIOL 486A/B Workplace Learning in Biology (6) Or other related Workplace Learning
CAPSTONE FOR MAJOR (3 credits) To be taken in last 15 credits
BIOL 495 Current Trends and Applications in the Life Sciences (3)
ADDITIONAL TRANSFER SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (10 Credits; MUST BE TRANSFERRED)
Related science coursework (3) Chosen from ~
Related science coursework (3) Chosen from ~
Related science coursework (4) Chosen from ~
ELECTIVES / MINOR (33 credits)
Choose any courses to meet 120 credits for degree. Note minimum requirements for
upper-level coursework.
TOTAL: 120 CREDITS
CHECKLIST FOR FULFILLMENT OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS See catalog for overview of all requirements.
30 credits at UMGC, including at least half of the major and minor and 15
upper level credits.
45 upper-level credits, including half the credit for the major and for the minor.
All required courses and minimum number of credits for major and minor.
Prerequisites for major and minor courses, if needed.
All General Education Requirements.
Grade of C- or better in WRTG 112
Grade of C or better in all courses for the major and minor.
Overall GPA of at least 2.0.
At least half the credit for the major earned through graded coursework.
Total 120 credits.
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