Biotechnology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.24k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 18k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:813 Duration:48 months

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Description

This interdisciplinary program helps prepare students in fundamental sciences so that they may successfully compete for career opportunities in the growing life sciences industries. Graduates with expertise in biotechnology fill increasing demand from employers utilizing technologies such as molecular biology, genetic engineering, tissue culture, reproductive intervention, and biomass conversion in a variety of applications, such as vaccine and pharmaceutical development, agronomic seed production, livestock breeding, genetic diagnostic testing, identity and parentage verification, criminal forensics, biorenewable product development, or biomedical research.

Students may choose this major for preparation for admission to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The program provides an excellent background for students entering graduate school in a life sciences discipline.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
  • USD 8238 Year (National)
  • USD 18044 Year (International)
Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Major Requirements: 73
  • Biotechnology in Agriculture and Medicine
  • Genetics and Organismal Biology and Lab
  • Genetics and Cellular Biology and Lab
  • General Chemistry I and Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Methods- Biochemistry
  • Technical Communication
  • Introductory Microbiology and Lab
  • Molecular and Microbial Genetics
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Introduction to Physics I and Lab
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Bioethics

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

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Requirements

  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.
  • Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    Funding

    SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.

    Accreditation

    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:
    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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