Biotechnology Science

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.

What is the difference between biology and biotechnology?
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.

Why should I study Biotechnology?
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.

What are some examples of jobs in the biotechnology field?

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Flexible Core 3

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General Elective 5 
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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.

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