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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Biotechnology, AA

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 No. of Credits: 64
Contact: W. Montgomery, Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences Division

This associate of arts transfer option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of biotechnology, microbiology, and genetics. This option introduces this discipline within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 48.

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Career Opportunities:

biotechnologist, geneticist, microbiologist, physician, veterinarian

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will…

  1. Demonstrate effective writing skills in technical subjects
  2. Demonstrate scientific and analytic reasoning
  3. Collect geological, physical and chemical data
  4. Apply mathematics in the analysis and interpretation of biological, physical and chemical data
  5. Apply a basic knowledge of microbiology and microbiological techniques
  6. Apply a basic understanding of genetics

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Arts/humanities (3 credits)



  • ENG courses

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Communication (3 credits)



***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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