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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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics recommended. 80 or above

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 4
BIOL 191 Biology II 4
BIOL 265 Principles of Microbiology 4
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 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
MATH 135 Elementary Statistics 4
  (1) Restricted Electives 9
  (2) Mathematics Elective 4
  (3) Science Electives 11
  Total Credits Required 62

*or specific courses as required.

(1) Courses must be designated as both "SUNY General Education" and HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences" courses. In addition, 3 of the following General Education categories must be satisfied: SS, AH, WC, OC, AR or FL.

(2) Mathematics Elective: Any 4-credit math course, MATH 150 or above.

(3) Science Electives: May be chosen from: BIOL 245, BIOL 281, CHEM 200, CHEM 205, CHEM 210, CHEM 211.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
BIOL 103 Orientation to Biology and Biology Ethics 1
BIOL 190 Biology I 4
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics Elective 4
  Term Total 16
Second Term
BIOL 191 Biology II 4
CHEM 111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
MATH 135 Elementary Statistics 4
  Term Total 15
Third Term
BIOL 275 Cell Biology 4
  Science Elective 4
  Science Elective 4
  Restricted Elective 3
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term
BIOL 265 Principles of Microbiology 4
BIOL 285 Molecular Laboratory Techniques 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16