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Biotechnology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration

Application Code 71

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—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 concentration 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 concentration 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology I

4

CHEM 101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

MATH 138Statistics

4

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 200Microbiology

4

CHEM 102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Elective Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

BIOL 201Genetics

3

BIOL 202Genetics Laboratory

1

CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I

4

MATH 153Precalculus II

3

or higher core course

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 205Cell Biology

4

CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II

4

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles underlying 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.