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Course Descriptions

The biology program will produce biologists with the chemistry, mathematics, and physics background needed to solve biotechnological problems in the coming decades. Those students wishing to strengthen their engineering skills can earn the area minor in biomedical engineering.

BIO 350 - Principles of Synthetic Biology

  • Credit Hours: 2R-0L-2C
  • Term Available: W
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None

Open to all majors. This course covers the biological foundations of synthetic biology. It is directed at understanding how biological information is stored and processed, and how it is expressed as biological function. Particular attention will be paid to how the expression of this information is regulated and how cells can be engineered to solve contemporary problems in health, energy, manufacturing and sustainability.