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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology AS

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Program Description

Students will be educated in the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and biochemistry with heavy emphasis on a wide range of laboratory procedures. Lab safety, protein isolation and separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology and recombinant DNA will be covered.  Quality control will be addressed as it applies to both a manufacturing and research environment.

For More Information Contact:
School of Science and Mathematics
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742

Contact the School of Science and Mathematics or see an academic advisor for recommended course sequence.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Create an experiment using the scientific method.
  • Analyze scientific publications.
  • Utilize laboratory techniques employed in a molecular biology/biotechnology laboratory.
  • Apply biochemical principles and processes to each level of biological organization.
  • Identify examples of careers and job responsibilities associated with biotechnology.
  • Communicate science effectively using written or oral presentation skills.
  • Apply ethical practices and behaviors in the field of science.


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Student Organizations

Network with other science majors through participation in the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus or the Sci-π Club at the west campus.  For more information speak with your biotechnology professor or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Biotechnology Degree Map .

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Mathematics, Science and Recommended Electives requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.

Humanities 6 hours

Required Electives 3 hours

  • Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 66

To receive an A. A. or A. S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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