Biotechnology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 71
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
The growing emphasis on modern science technology has created a demand for skilled laboratory specialists in the emerging biotechnology and chemical industries. These areas include genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals, biological and biomedical research, quality control, water quality and treatment, pollution abatement, and others. The college has articulated this area of study with the Department of Medical and Research Technology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore which leads to a B.S. degree. The biotechnology area of study is suitable for students planning to seek employment as laboratory technicians in industrial and research laboratories. Graduates should be able to carry out laboratory procedures, properly use laboratory apparatus, and perform basic calculations. Students interested in this curriculum are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Humanities, Arts and Literature
One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.
|BIOL-101||General Biology I||
|CHEM-101||General Inorganic Chemistry I||
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 62-68