May 31, 2020
PROGRAM CODE: 33155
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Biotechnology degree program requirements, graduates will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the central themes and principles of biotechnology
- identify biotechnology problems and solve them using scientific thinking
- demonstrate the ability to perform the laboratory procedures and techniques commonly used in biotechnology
- analyze scientific data, draw conclusions, and present findings in a format commonly used in science
- apply the principles of bioinformatics and statistics to data sets
- identify and analyze the ethical, legal and sociological issues associated with advances in biotechnology
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
*This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 20 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the courses shown.)
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Courses
This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Major Requirements (6 Courses, 23 Credits):
4 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits