Biotechnology (A.S.)


Minimum program credit hours: 63

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
16 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
Social Sciences Electives

Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

6 (X-X) S
MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)4 MATH N CMAT

Core Requirements
42 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach or BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I4 NSCI N SR, VEDP
BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II4 NSCI N SR
BIO 2560: Genetics4 N
BIO 2800: Cell and Molecular Biology4 N
BIO 2810: Biotechnology Research2 N
CHE 1550: College Chemistry I4 NSCI N SR, VEDP
CHE 1560: College Chemistry II4 NSCI N SR
CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I4 N
CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II4 N
BIO 1820: SURI: Biotechnology I4 N
BIO 2820: SURI: Biotechnology II4 N
BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I4 N
BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II4 N
BIO 2531: Microbiology3 N
BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab1 N
BIO 2840: Immunology4 N
PHY 1610: General Physics I or PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I4 N
PHY 1620: General Physics II or PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II4 N

5 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

At least 3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.

5 (X)

Important Points
  • *BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach is the preferred course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply basic structure function relationships as they contribute to the effective design of biotechnology interventions.
  2. Apply basic concepts related to eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell and molecular biology that underpin gene expression and the manipulation of gene expression.
  3. Competently function in a state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory in the context of the scientific method using appropriate safety procedures, necessary laboratory instrumentation and computer software, online databases and resources, professional laboratory record-keeping, and the critical reasoning needed for effective troubleshooting.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct including scientific integrity, effectively using oral and written scientific communication, meeting deadlines, and working effectively on projects by themselves or as a team to reach a common goal.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural impacts of biotechnology and its related ethical dilemmas.