The new Translational Life Science Technology program - offered exclusively at UMBC's Shady Grove campus - would like to announce an opportunity for UMBC Main Campus students to take the program's introductory course, Biotechnology Survey: Legal, Ethical, Regulatory & Biosafety Issues (BTEC 300) in Fall 2018, without the need to commute to the Shady Grove campus!
About the course itself:
BTEC 300 is designed to raise the student's awareness on a range of non-technical topics that frame the field of translational medicine and the biotechnology industry. Weekly meetings will cover topics ranging from legal decisions that affect what products can be patented by the biotechnology industry, to regulatory trends in the US and abroad, to the ethics of genomic mining and manipulation, and synthetic life.
Course Pre-requisites: Grades of C or better in BIOL142, BIOL302, CHEM101, and PHYS111
About the course offering:
Section 02 of BTEC 300 will be offered as a streamed course on Main Campus in Fall 2018, meaning that Main Campus students will attend class at the same time as the Shady Grove campus students (who will enroll in section 01), participating via live-stream feed from the Shady Grove course's classroom to a classroom on Main Campus (location TBD, check the Schedule of Classes for updates).
Life Sciences majors: Please be aware that BTEC 300 is NOT currently approved as an elective that will meet major requirements for any of the majors offered by the Biological Sciences Department or the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. However, for students who are considering a career in Translational Science or Biotechnology, or who may want to learn more about the TLST degree at Shady Grove, BTEC 300 may be an excellent general (upper-level!) elective to explore that interest further!