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Biotechnology for the 21st Century (Session 2)

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity for students applying in the Extended round. We are admitting students to the waitlist only, and students who currently are on the waitlist will be given priority if places become available.

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 (On-Campus)


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 The Circle of Life: Topics in Developmental BiologyContagion: Infectious Agents & DiseasesPathways in Molecular Engineering and Mathematical and Computational Research in Biological Sciences. Biotechnology for the 21st Century is offered in both sessions. 


Course Overview

Start Date

July 10

End Date

July 26

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Class Details

Course Code

BIOS 11140 95

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

July 08
July 09

Primary Instructor

Navneet Bhasin

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences