Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Biotechnology

Leading to the B.S. in Biotechnology (York College)

The QCC Dual/Joint A.S. /B.S. Degree Program in Biotechnology with York College will equip students with the knowledge and technical skills required to succeed as technicians in the modern biotechnology work environment and will allow QCC graduates to transfer seamlessly into the B.S. in Biotechnology at York. QCC students will work in modern biotechnology labs with expert faculty and will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on internships and field experiences with local industry and university partners such as the FDA, Stony Brook University and Biotechnology Center, Albert Einstein Medical College and North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hospital. Learn more

Dual Joint A.S. to B.S. Degree Biotechnology Program

If you are looking to learn the latest molecular biology techniques and build a career with immense potential to expand in the future, then the QCC Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. Degree program in Biotechnology with York College will equip you with the knowledge and technical skills required to succeed in the modern biotechnology work environment.

A.S. in Biotechnology– Suggested sequence of courses

Semester 1 Credits
BI-201 General Biology I 4
MA-441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
EN-101 English Composition 3
SP-211 Speech Communication 3
Total Credits 14

Semester 2 Credits
BI-202 General Biology II 4
CH-151 General Chemistry I 4.5
BI-356 Genetics (WI & Honors Optional) 4
EN-102 English Composition II 3
Total Credits 15.5

Semester 3 Credits
BI-453 Biotechnology (WI & Honors) 5
Liberal Arts and Foreign Language 3
CH-152 General Chemistry II 4.5
Social Sciences – choose from SS-100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series 3
Total Credits 15.5

Semester 4 Credits
BI-357 Bioinformatics (Honors) or
      BI-461 General Microbiology
3 or
BI-554 Internship (optional) 2
Foreign Languages and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences 3-4
HE-102 Critical Issues in Health Education and one PE course from 400, 500 or 600 series 3
HI-110, 111, 112 History 3
Total Credits 15

Total credits required for the A.S. in Biotechnology: 60

For further advisement contact
Dr. Nidhi Gadura (Program Coordinator and Advisor) or Dr. Peter Novick (Program Advisor)                                   

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