Introduction to Biotechnology (BIT 120)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of biotechnology. Topics will include a history of the biopharmaceutical industry, the drug discovery and development processes, medical biotechnology, forensics and bioremediation. Students will learn basic techniques and instrumentation used in biotechnology labs and the fundamentals of recombinant DNA technology. Issues that impact both the industry and the general population such as the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry, stem cell research, GMO's and bioethics will be examined in this course. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
High School Biology (college preparatory or higher) or a college biology course with a minimum grade of C within 5 years


The following courses must be taken along side this course
BIT 123 - Techniques and Instrumentation in Biotechnology. May be taken prior or during course.
Term Location Sections Available
2018 Fall Semester - 15 Week Sections
Central Campus (Blue Bell)