201 (CHE 101) Instrumental Methods of
A lecture laboratory course on the applications of modern physical
and chemical techniques to chemical analysis. Emphasis is placed on
the underlying principles underlying analog and digital data
acquisition and evaluation Credit: 3 semester hours. Laboratory
202 (TOX 201) Methods in Toxicologic
Prerequisite: BIT 252 and permission of the instructor.
Experimental toxicology and pathology deals with the variety of
exprimental methods utilized to determine the safety and
toxicitiy of materials administered by mouth, applied topically to
the skin or mucous membranes, or administered inhalation of gasses
or aerosols. Credit: 3 semester hours.
203 (PHS 203) Research Methods in
This course intends to introduce the student to select in vivo and
in vitro techniques used in quantitative evaluation of
pharmacological agents. Credit: 3 semester hours. Laboratory
207 (BIO 207)
Structure and function of biomolecules; enzymes; introduction to
the organization and chemical economy of the cell; an overview of
metabolism. Credit: 3 semester hours.
208 (BIO 208) Molecular
Prerequisite: 207 Structure and function of DNA; protein
synthesis and the genetic code; mechanisms of gene transfer;
recombinant DNA; viruses; chromosomes; gene expression and its
209 (BIO 209) Introduction to
A consideration of the application of information technology to
biological questions, including DNA sequencing, proteomics and
genomics. Credit: 3 semester hours.
212 (BIO 212) Cell Biology
Prerequisite: 207. Structure and function of subcellular
organelles. Transport; the endoplasmic reticulum, protein
secretion and membrane biogenesis; the cytoskeleton; mitochondria,
chloroplasts and the generation of useful energy. Credit: 3
215 (PAS215) Foundations of
This course provides the student with an understanding of the laws,
regulations and procedures of federal and state guidelines that
affect drugs and medical devices during their development,
production and distribution stages. Credit: 3 semester
248 (BIO 248) Laboratory Techniques
and Applications I
Project-based hands-on experience with a variety of modern
cellular, biochemical and molecular techniques. Credit: 3
249 (BIO 249) Communication Skills in the
Instruction in the reading of original research articles in a
single area of interest to both the student and faculty member.
Weekly presentations of papers are required.
250 (PHS 250) Cell and Tissue
Co-requisite 250L Student is acquainted with cell culture
technology as well as biochemical and biophysical characteristics
and capabilities of mammalian cells in culture. Credit: 3
250L (PHS 250L) Cell and Tissue CultureLaboratory
Co-requisite: PHS 250. This course is the laboratory component of
PHS 250. Hands-on laboratory experiments in cell culture technology
are performed by the students. The objective of the laboratory
assignments is to expose the student to the biological,
biophysical, and toxicological characteristics of mammalian cells
inculture. Credit: 1 semester hour. Laboratory fee
252 (IPP 252) Biostatistics
Prerequisites: Undergraduate chemistry or biology and mathematics.
Statistical methods used in drug evaluation. While principal
emphasis is placed on animal studies, evaluation of techniques
applicable to chemistry and pharmacy are also covered. Credit:
3 semester hours.
253 (BIO 253) Laboratory Techniques
and Applications II
Project-based hands-on experience with a variety of modern
cellular, biochemical and molecular Techniques. A continuation
of BIO 248. Credit: 3 semester hours.
255 (IPP 255) Biotechnological Drug
Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in biological and chemical
sciences. This course is designed to focus on various
physicochemical, biological and pharmaceutical concepts and
strategies involved in the design and development of invasive
(parenteral) and noninvasive drug delivery systems for
biotechnological drug molecules such as proteins and peptides.
Lecture. Credit: 3 semester hours.
256(PAS 256) Princples of
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in biological and chemical
sciences. This course is designed to develop competencies necessary
tosolve complex biological problems with efficient experiments
using small sample size. Lecture. Credit: 3 semester
257 (PHS 257) Gene Technology in the Pharamaceutical and Health
Prerequisite: Undergraduate biochemistry or the equivalent. Course
presents the basic mechanism underlying the expression of the
information encoded in the DNA: transcription, translation and
replication. Credit: 3 semester hours.
261 (PHS 261) Laboratory in Gene
Technology for the
Pharmaceutical & Allied Health Professions
The use of modern databases to mine known information and
synthesize new conclusions from combined resources is used as a
starting point. The class is divided into groups, each working with
a different protein or a mutant of the target protein. Credit:
1 semester hour
263 (MCM 263) Laboratory in Analysis
A course designed to present the fundamentals of the use of modern
analytical techniques for the identification and isolation of
biomacromolecules. Emphasis is placed on protein purification
methods. Credit: 3 semester hours.
264 (MCM 265) Principles of Drug
Prerequisite: Undergraduate medicinal chemistry or equivalent.
Required course designed to present an overview of the basic
principles involved in medicinal chemistry. Credit: 3 semester
265 (PAS 265) Scientific Inquiry:
Regulation and Ethical Challenges
This course considers the nature of the scientific enterprise and
both the legal and ethical restrictions placed on its methods and
products by the government through imposition of regulation and
society at large through moral suasion. Credit: 3 semester
352 Special Research in
Prior consent of the faculty directing the research.
Students perform a semester of full time research under the
supervision and in the laboratory of a faculty member of the
Biology, Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Sciences departments.
Students are required to prepare a report on the research project
and submit it to the faculty member for evaluation. Credit: 3
900 Internship in Biotechnology (capstone
Completion of a minimum of 21 credits with a GPA of 3.0 and
approval of the Director of the Institute for Biotechnology
Students are required to perform a semester long full-time
internship at a biotechnology/ pharmaceutical company. A required
written report is submitted to the on-site mentor for evaluation
and an oral presentation is given at the company. The student
then submits the written report to the Director of the Institute
for Biotechnology and repeats the oral presentation at the
university at an appointed time. Credit: 3 semester
Students who do have not registered for other courses must register
for 925 until degree requirements are completed. No credit.
Fees $110 per semester.