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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology (AS)

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Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Our Biotechnology program is internationally renowned and offers exciting, hands-on, and research-based study in this rapidly expanding scientific area. Through participation in national research collaborations, students are trained in the scientific disciplines most in demand by the biotechnology industry, academic and government laboratories, including the latest technologies related to DNA, RNA and Proteins, mammalian and plant cell culture, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), biologics development, gene therapy, and latest gene-editing techniques including CRISPR. These techniques will also provide a strong foundation for students who are willing to pursue their careers in four-year colleges/universities or advanced R & D laboratories. Since our biotechnology program is a research-based and peer mentoring intensive program structured to engage nontraditional students, our curriculum uses inquiry-based laboratories, and internships in world-renowned institutions to confer in-depth scientific knowledge to students.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Biotechnology is awarded.

Program Learning Outcomes

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credits: 17

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 17/18

credits: 14

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 14

Second Year: Summer

Total Credits: 66/67

* Pre-Calculus Mathematics (MA 104 ) may substitute.

Program Notes

A grade of C or higher is required for all Biotechnology (BT) courses.

This program qualifies as an Alternative Transfer Agreement (MassTransfer) with select public institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Computer Science Electives:

Computer Science Electives:

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN103 or Higher) Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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