BSC2421L Introduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

This laboratory course provides hands-on experience for basic and common biotechnology laboratory techniques in the areas of laboratory safety, aseptic techniques, measurements, calculations, preparation of solutions, use of pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, etc., as well as training in specific biotechnology techniques, including DNA extraction and amplification, plasmid transformation, agarose gel electrophoresis, preparation of LB broth and agar plates and restriction digestion of DNA. In a lecture science course where there is a required corequisite lab, students may withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class. (Students may also choose to withdraw from both.) Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and remain enrolled in the lab. (*)


2 credits (6 lab hours)

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Recommended Prerequisites: BSC1010, BSC1010L, CHM1045, CHM1045L (with a grade of C or higher); Corequisite: BSC2421 (with a grade of C or higher)