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Prepare for a high-tech career in biotechnology by completing this certificate and working in local industry, or using it to complement an associate or bachelor’s degree in the life sciences.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level positions in biotechnology laboratories or career advancement when used to supplement existing degrees or work experience.

Academic Options: Complete additional courses to earn an Associate of Science degree.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program. 

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Before enrolling in this program, you must complete the following:

MAT 142 Topics in College Mathematics [SUN# MAT 1142] or higher  OR  placement into MAT 151 or higher 0-3
BIO 181IN  General Biology I: Majors [SUN# BIO 1181] 4
CHM 151IN  General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151] 5
Subtotal 9-12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 206 Biotechnology Instrumentation I 4
BIO 207 Biotechnology Instrumentation II 4
BIO 299 Co-op: Biotechnology 1
BIO 299WK Co-op Work: Biotechnology 3
CHM 152IN General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 1152] 5
CHM 235IN Organic Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 2235] 5
CHM 236IN Organic Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 2236] 5
Subtotal 27
Total 27