Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Translational Life Science Technology, B.S.

The Translational Life Science Technology, B.S. combines the theory of a traditional life science degree with real-world applications used by scientists in academic and industry research. Students who complete this degree will have a comprehensive understanding of cell biology, biochemistry, lab instrumentation, statistics, epidemiology and biochemical engineering as they develop the diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccine answers to current and emerging health risks. In addition, students will master critical skills such as analytical thinking, data analysis, the ability to work in a team, and data evaluation.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 86 credits
  • Minimum grade of 'C' in courses applied to the major

Course Requirements

Bioinformatics Track

The optional Bioinformatics Track provides students with additional advanced coursework to increase bioinformatics and data science skills, background, and proficiency above what is found in the major requirements. In addition to BTEC 330 , BTEC 350 , BTEC 395 , and BTEC 495 , students complete one course in Python programming and a capstone course that builds a foundation in areas undergoing rapid advancements in machine learning or AI-based applications.

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master's degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/nontraditional/accelerated/