Biotechnology Science (A.S.)

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Biology is the branch of science concerned with living things, while biotechnology is a field that applies technology to biology to solve real world problems. Biotechnology is considered an emerging science with a broad range of career prospects. This is one of the key sciences helping to deal with many of today’s global challenges in areas like food and fuel demand, and treatment or prevention of many diseases.

The Department of Science offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Biotechnology Science. Biotechnology requires an understanding of the life and physical sciences, and the A.S. in Biotechnology Science curriculum includes lower division courses in biology, chemistry, arts and humanities that will enable students to transfer to upper division bachelor degree programs in Biotechnology, or in the Biological Sciences.

Transfer Options

BMCC has an articulation agreement in biotechnology with York College to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Biotechnology Science (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

Biology I
Biology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
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General Elective
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  1. Students are required to take MAT 206.
  2. Students are required to take CHE 230.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4.  Students are required to take CHE 240 & BTE 201.
  5. Some of these credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Science Department

199 Chambers St, Room S-699
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1305

Office Hours:
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