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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology: Marine Biotechnology (AS)

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Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

The goal of the Marine Biotechnology program is to train students to work as technicians in sophisticated field and laboratory marine settings where multiple molecular disciplines converge to solve complex marine problems. The emphasis of this program, however, is to provide extensive and novel research experiences, career mentoring and academic bridging networks for the individual whose career goal is to work in the marine sciences as an independent, doctoral-level investigator. Marine Biotechnology applies technology and molecular biology to marine biological systems, living organisms (e.g. algae, fish or plankton) or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use such as pharmaceuticals and food. Hence, the program’s training entails the integration of molecular biology and marine sciences.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Biotechnology with a concentration in Marine Biotechnology is awarded.

Program Learning Outcomes

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credits: 16

credits: 17

First Year: Summer 1

  • 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 2

Total Credits: 72

* Pre-Calculus Mathematics (MA 104 ) may be substituted.

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.

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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