Biotechnology (B.S.) - Resident

Biotechnology (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
CHEM 121General Chemistry I 14
or CHEM 131
CHEM 135
Advanced General Chemistry I
and Advanced General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 122General Chemistry II 14
or CHEM 132
CHEM 136
Advanced General Chemistry II
and Advanced General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 13-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
PHYS 201General Physics I 14
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 14
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
BCHM 451Biochemistry I4
BIOL 225General Biology II4
BIOL 301Genetics4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
BIOL 400Biology Seminar1
BIOL 415Cell Biology4
BIOL 455Molecular Techniques3
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 321Analytical Chemistry4
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
Elective 14
Elective 14
Total Hours47

Choose from BCHM 452 Biochemistry II (4 c.h.), BIOL 330 Histology (4 c.h.), BIOL 403 Embryology (4 c.h.), or BIOL 420 Immunology (4 c.h.)

Free Electives
Choose 0-10 credit hours of Free Electives0-10
Total Hours0-10

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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