During the first year of the Agricultural and Medical Biotech program, students complete Introductory Ag and Medical Biotech courses, inorganic chemistry I and II, introductory biology courses a calculus course and general education requirements for the University of Kentucky.

Year 1

Fall Semester

CHE 105 General College Chemistry I 4
CHE 111 Cheneral College Chemistry I Lab 1
GEN 100  Issues in Agriculture 3
MA 123 (Elementary Calc) or MA 137 (Calc I for the Life Sciences) or MA 113 (Calc I for Engineers) and MA 193 4-5
ABT 101 Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology 1
UK Core V WRD/CIS 110 Composition and Communication I     3
Total
16-17

Spring Semester

CHE 107 General College Chemistry II 3
CHE 113 General College Chemistry II Lab 2
CHE 197 General Chemistry II Workshop (elective) 1
ABT 120 Genetics and Society 3
BIO 148 Introductory Biology 3
BIO 155 Introductory Biology Lab 1
UK Core VI WRD/CIS 111 Composition and Communication II 3
Total
16

During the second year of the program, students complete the final introductory Ag and Medical Biotech course, Organic Chemistry and continue with introductory biology and general education requirements.

Year 2

Fall Semester

CHE 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHE 295 Organic Chemistry Workshop I (elective) 1
BIO 152 Principles of Biology II 3
UK Core I 3
ABT 201 Scientific Method in Biotechnology (after 30 hours have been earned) 1
Elective 3
Total
15

Spring Semester

CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 233 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CHE 297 Organic Chemistry II Workshop (elective) 1
UK Core II 3
UK Core III 3
 UK Core VIII 
  STA 296 or BST 230
3
Elective 1
Total
15

During the third year, students study genetics and microbiology, complete the physics sequence, complete the upper level communication and composition requirement, and begin individualizing their degree with specialty support courses.

Year 3

Fall Semester

PHY 211 General Physics 5
ABT 360 Genetics 3
ABT 301 Writing & Presentation in the Life Sciences 3
UK Core X 2
SS - 1 Specialty Support Course 3
Total
16

Spring Semester

PHY 213 General Physics 5
BIO 208 or 308 Microbiology 3
BIO 209 or 309 Microbiology Lab 2
BCH 401G Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3
SS - 2 Specialty Support Course 3
Total
16

For the fourth year, students complete courses specializing in molecular genetics, population genetics, experimental methods for biotechnology, complete their independent research project and continue with courses to support their career goals.

Year 4

Fall Semester

ABT 495 Experimental Methods in Biotechnology 4
ABT 395 Indpendent Study in Biotechnology 3
SS - 3 Specialty Support Course 3
SS - 4 Specialty Support Course 3
Elective 3
Total
16

Spring Semester


ABT 460 Introduction to Molecular Genetics 3
ABT 461 Introduction to Population Genetics 3
SS - 5 Specialty Support Course 3
SS - 6 Specialty Support Course 3
SS - 7 Specialty Support Course 3
Total
15