The Biotechnology option focuses on data analysis, computer science, and the practical applications of biological sciences. Students will learn to use information technology and computer science skills to analyze biomedical data and to collect and present information with a wide variety of applications. Students will be exposed to Biomedical engineering, which develops tools and products that improve healthcare.
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What makes this major unique?
The general Biology major focuses on the study of living organisms at the chemical, molecular and cellular levels, as well as the anatomy and physiology of living organisms. The Biotechnology major is distinct in that students also take courses in bioinformatics and genetics.
With an Associate’s degree in Biotechnology, students could work as biotechnology laboratory technicians or sales in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, or research assistants in research institutions or clinical labs.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 13 credits
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 20 credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
Students are advised to take SCC201/SCC202 as the scientific world flexible core and the additional flexible core as the courses are prerequisites for SCC251 and SCB257. Note: The scientific world and additional flexible core courses are 4 credits each. To complete the 20 credits degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed in the program handbook.
|NSF101 First Year Seminar for Natural Sciences
|Science: 9 Credits
|SCB202 General Biology II
|SCC251 Organic Chemistry I
|Math: 4 Credits
|Biotechnology: 10 Credits
|SCB207 Genomics and Bioinformatics
|SCB257 Genetics [capstone]
|Select one of the following courses: 3 Credits
|SCI204 Research in Natural Sciences
|SCB252 Fundamentals of Biotechniques
|Unrestricted Elective: 2 Credits
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