Biotechnologists study and use living organisms to develop new products and improve processes such as life-saving vaccines, antibiotics, antibodies, organs for transplantation, improved crops and biodegradable plastics.
The Biotechnology curriculum prepares the students for biotechnology/biosciences programs at four-year institutions and for a future career in biotechnology. This degree transfers seamlessly (without loss of credit) to the biotechnology B.S. degree at Rutgers University and other universities.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective scientific communication skills by writing and presenting scientific data and information.
- Describe the biological processes from chemical, cellular and molecular perspectives and recognize their practical applications.
- Discuss ethical issues in all aspects of biotechnology.
- Integrate biological, chemical, and mathematical concepts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of scientific processes by formulating hypotheses, designing controlled experiments, analyzing data using mathematical and computer skills and drawing valid conclusion.
- Demonstrate competence in biological, biochemical, and molecular laboratory techniques, instrumentation, and lab safety.
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A passing score on the College’s mathematics placement test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT-013 and MAT-014 is required for biotechnology majors. In addition, a high school laboratory biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or BIO-010 and a high school laboratory chemistry or CHM-020 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.