Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology


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Program Description

This program provides students with the technical and scientific knowledge of the emerging field of biotechnology. Through a mixture of classroom and hands-on experiences, students will learn the necessary biological, chemical, microbiology, cellular biology, bioinstrumentation, and bioinformatics content and techniques required for individuals working in this fast-changing field.

Prepared to change the world

Students graduating from this program will be prepared for jobs that provide breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner forms of energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

Course Requirements

Required General Education

Call Number Course Hours
ENG 1003 Composition I 3
ENG 1013 Composition II 3
ENG 2013 World Literature since 1660 3
COM 1203 Oral Communication 3
ART 2503 Fine Arts Visual 3
HIST 2773
POSC 2103
U.S. History since 1876 OR
Introduction to U.S. Government
CHEM 1023, 1011 General Chemistry I and Laboratory 4
MATH 2214 Calculus I 3
BIO 2013, BIO 2011
BIO 1303, BIO 1301
Biology of the Cell and Laboratory OR
Biology of Animals and Laboratory
SOC 2213
CMAC 1003
Introduction to Sociology OR
Mass Communication in a Modern Society

Biotechnology Courses

Call Number Course Hours
BIO 1303 & BIO 1301 OR
BIO 1503 & BIO 1501
Biology of Animals and Laboratory OR
Biology of Plants and Laboratory
BIO 2042 Biotechnology in a Global Society 2
BIO 3013 & BIO 3011 Genetics and Laboratory 4
BIO 4033 Bioinformatics and Applications 3
BIO 403V Special Problems in Biology 4
BIO 4053 Applications in Biotechnology 3
BIO 4063 Biosafety and Ethics in Research 3
BIO 4103 Virology 3
BIO 4104 Microbiology 4
BIO 4133 & BIO 4131 Cell Biology and Laboratory 4
BIO 4152 Laboratory in BioTechniques I 3
BIO 4154 Laboratory in BioTechniques II 4
BIO 4164 Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 1023 & CHEM 1021 General Chemistry II and Laboratory 4
CHEM 3103 & CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory 4
CHEM 3113 & CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory 4
CHEM 4243 Biochemistry 3
PHYS 2054 General Physics I 4
PHYS 2064 General Physics II 4
STAT 3233 Applied Statistics I 3
AGRI 4523 Applied Modern Biotechnology 3
MGMT 3123 Principles of Management 3

Admission Requirements

Academic Criteria

2.75/4.0 minimum required Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)


8/10 minimum required Mexico Promedio

Students with a GPA of 2.3 to 2.74 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

High School Transcript

Applicants must provide an official copy of their high school transcript. The transcript should have the original stamp from the issuing authority.

SAT Score

A minimum SAT score is not required to be admitted, but the SAT will be used for academic placement. If you have not taken the SAT, you will need to take a placement exam the first semester of your freshmen year.

English Proficiency

Incoming undergraduate students must meet one of the following criteria:

Requirement Minimum Proficiency Type
80% or above Completion of A-State’s ESL Program
Completion Certificate CEA Accredited Language Program
500 TOEFL-Paper Based*
61 TOEFL-Internet Based*
5.5 IELTS*
43 PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)
4 iTEP Academic*
B2 Level Cambridge FCE
550 SAT scores (total, and on reading and writing sections)
21 ACT scores (total, and on reading and English sections)
60% in English at X and XII in Certificate High School Marks (India and Pakistan)
5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature IB (International Baccalaureate)
Completed two years in an English-speaking country and graduated High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand

*Test scores must come from the testing provider, such as TOEFL, iTEP, IELTS. A-State CQ’s code is 6011.

Non-Mexico Residents

The admission requirements for Non-Mexico residents will be released soon.

Cost & Fees

The fee for room and meals for campus residents is $10,990 MXN + IVA (taxes) per month.

Last updated Apr 2019

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