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Biotechnology for the 21st Century (Session 1)

Program(s): Immersion

This course is nearly at capacity. We strongly recommend you consider at least one alternative course option for your application.

This course is designed to provide a stimulating introduction to the world of biotechnology. Starting with an overview of the basic concepts of molecular biology and genetics that serve as a foundation for biotechnology, the course will segue into the various applied fields of biotechnology. Lectures and some of the corresponding hands-on experiments will include microbial biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, biofuels, cloning, bioremediation, medical biotechnology, DNA fingerprinting, and forensics. The goal of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of important biotechnology breakthroughs, the techniques involved and the associated bioethics issues.

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential Course


Course Considerations

High School biology is required. Students tend to be more successful in this course when they have completed the most advanced biology course their high school offers and attained a strong grade in the course. 

Students who enjoy biological lab work should also consider Contagion: Infectious Agents & DiseasesPathways in Molecular Engineering and Mathematical and Computational Research in Biological SciencesBiotechnology for the 21st Century is offered in both sessions. 

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 12

End Date

June 29

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Navneet Bhasin

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 11140 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

June 10
June 11