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BIOTECH-BS - Biotechnology


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Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

19068 - BIOTECH-BS

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Biotechnology at York College is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with strong academic training in sciences and math with an emphasis on applied research and variety of laboratory experiences. This program promotes the development of critical and creative thinking and fosters collaboration and ethical values. Students receive strong foundations in biotechnology, genetics, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry while acquiring essential laboratory skills and learning research design and methods. They are also offered a chance to participate in independent research projects in research laboratories, familiarize with research technology and collaborative work and become leaders who will have a great impact in the global scientific community. These activities provide students with meaningful experiences which should enhance their future careers in a variety of laboratory settings including Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Agricultural and Food Industries. This program offers an excellent preparation for advanced careers in research (M.S. and Ph.D.) in various fields and provides a strong background for entry into medical, dental or pharmacy schools.

NOTE: Students interested in graduate studies are strongly advised to take BIO 320, CHEM 234, 321, 322 and MATH122 and 221. Research experience is also strongly recommended.