Biotechnology Other Options
Biology Department Honors Requirements:
Eligible students majoring in biotechnology may elect to pursue honors within the biology department. The intention to pursue biology department honors must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year. To declare the intent to pursue departmental honors, a student must have earned a science GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Students graduating with biology department honors will have this distinction noted on their official university transcript. In order to graduate with departmental honors, the following requirements must be met:
The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in biotechnology who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work for a master's degree in forensic sciences in the biology, chemistry or crime scene investigation track. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Students must formally apply for entrance into this BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted to this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their advisor.
Please see the Forensic Sciences section of this catalog for more information.
A minor is not offered in biotechnology. Students majoring in biotechnology may not earn a minor in biology or chemistry.
Frederick Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Bioprocessing Technology. It is possible for students to transfer 60-64 credits from FCC that count in the SU core curriculum and the biotechnology curriculum.
Montgomery College, Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology. It is possible for students to transfer 63-68 credits from Montgomery College that count in the SU core curriculum and the biotechnology curriculum.