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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 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 and government  laboratories, including recombinant DNA technology, mammalian cell culture, and chromatography with special emphasis on High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Biotechnology students intern at some of the most prestigious research institutions in the world, such as Dana Farber (Boston), Boston Medical Center, The University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Moscow State University (Russia), University of the Amazon (Brazil), and the University of Quebec at Trois- Rivières (Canada).

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

Program Learning Outcomes

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credits: 16

credits: 17

First Year: Summer

  • In order to fulfill the critical thinking graduate competency, students must pass the Critical Thinking Challenge Exam or complete CT 100 .
  • Social Science Elective 3

credits: 6

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 14

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15

Second Year: Summer

Total Credits: 72

* 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

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law and Society (LA 230 ), Psychology, Sociology

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