Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

N6 Agricultural Science Center Contact: Wayne Centers - dsr@uky.edu
Many paths. One biotech degree.  Our agricultural and medical biotechnology (ABT) students have a variety of interests, but they all share one thing in common: they want to use science to improve lives around the world.  We emphasize hands-on learning in genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering, chemistry, and biology to train tomorrow's scientific leaders. Whether you are developing treatments for a genetic disease or genetically engineering drought resistant crops, you will learn to combine basic scientific concepts with problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve medical and agricultural problems.   

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 - 128

UKY Major Map Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology {DATE l, F d, Y}

Freshman Year Credit Hours: 31

Fall Semester

16
ABT 101 | ABT 101 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
1
GEN 100 | GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT
3
CHE 105 | CHE 105 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
4
CHE 111 | CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
1
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
MA 123 or MA 113 or MA 137
4

Spring Semester

15
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
CHE 107 | CHE 107 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
3
CHE 113 | CHE 113 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
2
ABT 120 | ABT 120 - GENETICS AND SOCIETY
3
BIO 148 | BIO 148 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
3
BIO 155 | BIO 155 - LABORATORY FOR INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
1

Sophomore Year Credit Hours: 29 - 32

Fall Semester

15
CHE 230 | CHE 230 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3
CHE 231 | CHE 231 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1
BIO 152 | BIO 152 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
3
ABT 201 | ABT 201 - SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
1
UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
Elective
4

Spring Semester

14 - 17
CHE 232 | CHE 232 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3
CHE 233 | CHE 233 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1
UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason
3
UK Core - Social Sciences
3
UK Core - Humanities
3
Elective
1 - 4

Junior Year Credit Hours: 32

Fall Semester

16
PHY 211 | PHY 211 - GENERAL PHYSICS
5
ABT 360 | ABT 360 - GENETICS
3
ABT 301 | ABT 301 - WRITING AND PRESENTATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES
2
UK Core - Global Dynamics
3
Specialty Support FA18+
3

Spring Semester

16
BCH 401G | BCH 401G - FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
3
BIO 308 | BIO 308 - GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
3
BIO 309 | BIO 309 - MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
2
PHY 213 | PHY 213 - GENERAL PHYSICS
5
Specialty Support FA18+
3

Senior Year Credit Hours: 27 - 33

Fall Semester

12 - 18
ABT 495 | ABT 495 - EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
4
ABT 395 | ABT 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
1 - 4
Specialty Support FA18+
3
Specialty Support FA18+
3
Elective
1 - 4

Spring Semester

15
ABT 460 | ABT 460 - INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS
3
ABT 461G | ABT 461G - INTRODUCTION TO POPULATION GENETICS
3
Specialty Support FA18+
3
Specialty Support FA18+
3
Specialty Support FA18+
3

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