AGRI 115 – Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment

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Instructor(s): Leah Sandall, MS

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Number of CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs): 2 CEUs in Pest Management; 2 CEUs in Crop Management

Description: Application of biotechnology to genetically engineer, identify, select or propagate microbes, plants or animals. Scientists who use biotechnology to solve problems with the environment, with our food system, or with human health will benefit from this course. Meets ACE 4 requirement. Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Advanced high school students
  • UNL undergraduate students seeking to fulfill the ACE 4 requirement
  • Students preparing for careers as science teachers
  • Science and agriculture/vocational education teachers • Extension educations, agents and specialists
  • Certified professional agronomists, crop consultants, and crop advisers
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales, or training
  • Government officials and community leaders
  • Anyone interested in biotechnology and plant science

Questions About This Course or How to Register? Contact Lisa Hilfiker at or (402) 472-8393.