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Biotechnology, A.A.S.
Code: 1490
Catalog Year: 2019-2020
Associate of Applied Science
Offered through MA
Two Years
3 Biotechnology/Science Elective 4
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
1 BIO 101 General Biology I 4
BIO 147 Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology 1
BIO 165 Principles in Regulatory and Quality Environments for Biotechnology 2
BIO 180 Introduction to Careers in Biotechnology 1
BIO 205 General Microbiology 4
BIO 206 Cell Biology 4
BIO 250 Biotechnology Research Methods and Skills 3
BIO 251 Protein Applications in Biotechnology 4
or BIO 252 Nucleic Acid Methods ( 4 )
BIO 253 Biotechnology Concepts 3
BIO 254 Capstone Seminar in Biotechnology 2
BIO 255 Bioinformatics and Computer Applications in Biotechnology 2
6 BIO 296 On-site training in Biotechnology 3
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 112 General Chemistry II 4
5 CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 161 PreCalculus I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
or SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) ( 1 )
Total Credits for Biotechnology, A.A.S. = 64

1 Must complete with a 'C' or better.

2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 Biotechnology elective in the science category may be selected from the following 4-credit courses: BIO 102, BIO 251, BIO 252, and BIO 256. Consult with your advisor for transfer options.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. For ART 101, please check with your advisor for transferability.

5 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

6 Students must be approved by the Biotechnology program coordinator(s) for an internship. Criteria for approval include successful completion of biotechnology courses (including a demonstrated proficiency of basic lab skills), a professional work ethic, and an ability to work well with others. Please see a Biotechnology academic advisor for assistance in determining and placement or for approval of a topic for a Project or Supervised Study.

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