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2013-14 College Catalog

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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.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

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.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

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.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-153Precalculus II

3 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4 credits

BIOL-201Genetics

3 credits

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1 credit

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4 credits

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4 credits

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4 credits

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4 credits

MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62-68