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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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4

MATH-153Precalculus II

3

-or higher core course

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4

BIOL-201Genetics

3

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles underyling biotechnological theories, advances, practical applications, and primary literature.

2. Demonstrate management, technical, and laboratory skills appropriate for the workforce.

3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues in biotechnology.