4-Year Plan, Major: SI30 - BS, Biotechnology
Catalog Term: Fall 2013
General Education Requirement     College Requirement     Major Requirement     Offered online since Fall 2012
Year One - Fall Semester
BSC120 Principles of Biology4 hrs
IST150 Spreadsheet & Database Prin3 hrs
ENG101 Beginning Composition (or equivalent) (Composition)3 hrs
FYS100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking (FYS 100)3 hrs
IST120 Connections I (CT) (CT Designated Course)3 hrs
Year One - Spring Semester
BSC121 Principles of Biology4 hrs
IST264 Technology Foundations 3 hrs
MTH140 Applied Calculus (Mathematics)3 hrs
(Fine Arts)3 hrs
Elective (Can be used toward 2nd major, minor, or certificate)2 hrs
Recommended Hours:16 hours Recommended Hours:15 hours
Year Two - Fall Semester
CHM211 Principles of Chemistry I3 hrs
CHM217 Principles of Chem Lab I2 hrs
CMM103 Fund Speech-Communication - or CMM 104H (Communication)3 hrs
ENG201 Advanced Composition (Composition)3 hrs
IST130 Analytical Methods: Statistics (Mathematics)4 hrs
Year Two - Spring Semester
CHM212 Principles Chemistry II3 hrs
CHM218 Principles of Chem Lab II2 hrs
IST241 Introduction to DNA Cloning4 hrs
IST220 Connections II (CT) (CT Designated Course)3 hrs
(Social Science)3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:15 hours
Year Three - Fall Semester
IST340 DNA Technology4 hrs
IST342 Biosciences Research Meth3 hrs
(MultiCult or Int)3 hrs
IST Technical Elective**3-4 hrs
CHM 327 Recommended Elective for BSC/CHM 3655 hrs
Year Three - Spring Semester
IST301 Public Service Experience1 hrs
IST341 Human Genetics4 hrs
(Writing Intensive)3 hrs
IST Technical Elective**3-4 hrs
Literature3 hrs
Recommended Hours:18/19 hours Recommended Hours:14/15 hours
Year Four - Fall Semester
IST490 Senior Project I (Capstone)3 hrs
(Writing Intensive)3 hrs
IST Technical Elective**3-4 hrs
IST Technical Elective**3-4 hrs
Choose one: BSC/CHM 365, IST 441, or IST 443***3 hrs
Year Four - Spring Semester
PHY201 General Physics3 hrs
PHY202 General Physics Lab1 hrs
(Humanities)3 hrs
IST 491, Senior Project II or IST 470, Internship (Capstone)3 hrs
IST Technical Elective**3-4 hrs
Recommended Hours:15/17 hours Recommended Hours:13/14 hours
Other Requirements:
Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate:121/126
Minimum GPA to Graduate:2.0 (a minimum of 40 upper level hours)


  1. **16 hours of Technical Electives are required. Choose from IST 343, 350, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 456, 470, 480, 485 or applicable elective approved by your IST advisor.
  2. *** Prior exposure to Biochemistry is highly advantageous but not required.
  3. Students are responsible for knowing and tracking their requirements for graduation and/or professional school entrance.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to use elective hours toward a 2nd major, minor or certificate program. Students who do not have an ACT Mathematics score of 24 may use elective hours to complete math per-requisite requirements.
  5. Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester's schedule of courses for availability and attributes.