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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biotechnology
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5604
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

Hudson Valley offers an associate in science degree in Biotechnology, with a curriculum designed to address the interdisciplinary nature of this field. As a Biotechnology student at Hudson Valley, you will be offered a strong, overall background in the sciences, including biology, chemistry and mathematics. Grounded in basic science and liberal arts, along with laboratory experience in standard biotechnological techniques, the program will prepare you to enter the job market directly or transfer to a variety of four-year programs. Because the applications of biotechnology are so diverse, and because the industry is growing rapidly, a career in biotechnology offers opportunities to students interested in biology. Fueled by continued advances in cellular and molecular biology, the field of biotechnology is constantly growing and diversifying. Techniques originally developed in research laboratories have become powerful tools for industrial research and production. Jobs in biotechnology are available in the health sciences, pharmaceutical development, medical diagnostics, basic research, forensics or other fields.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, Biology, Chemistry (80 or above in each course)

Physics recommended.

80+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $925.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 103
Orientation to Biology and Biology Ethics 1
_______
BIOL 190 Biology I or 4
BIOL 150 General Biology I
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BIOL 191 Biology II or 4
BIOL 151 General Biology II
BIOL 275
Cell Biology 4
BIOL 285
Molecular Laboratory Techniques 3
CHEM 110
General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 111
General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
(1) Restricted General Education Electives 9
  (2) Mathematics Electives 8
  (3) Mathematics or Science Elective 4-5
  (4) Science Electives 11-12
 
Total Credits Required
62 - 64

*or specific courses as required.

(1) Restricted General Education Electives: Students must select three courses from the following knowledge and skill areas, as advised: American History, The Arts, Foreign Language, Humanities, Other World Civilizations, Social Sciences, Western Civilization. Note: Students transferring to 4-yr. SUNY schools should select from three different areas.

(2) (3) Mathematics Electives: Students must take mathematics at or above the level of MATH 150. Students will be advised to take additional math to the level of Math 180 or Math 190. Students may take MATH 135.

(3) (4) Science Electives: May be chosen from: BIOL 207, BIOL 210, BIOL 240, BIOL 241, BIOL 245, BIOL 255, BIOL 265, BIOL 270, BIOL 271, BIOL 281, CHEM 205, CHEM 210, CHEM 211, PHYS 140, PHYS 141, PHYS 143, PHYS 150, PHYS 151.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
Course No. First Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 103 Orientation to Biology and Biology Ethics 1
BIOL 190 Biology I or 4
  BIOL 150 General Biology I  
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Math Elective 4
  Term Total 16
Course No. Second Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 191 Biology II or 4
  BIOL 151 General Biology II  
CHEM 111 General Chemistry II 4
  General Education Elective 3
  Math Elective 4
  Term Total 15
Course No. Third Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 275 Cell Biology 4
  General Education Elective 3
  Math or Science Elective 4-5
  Science Elective 4
  Term Total 15-16
Course No. Fourth Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 285 Molecular Laboratory Techniques 3
  General Education Electives 6
  Science Electives 7-8
  Term Total 16-17