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Program Requirements

Biotechnology: Associate in Science
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 64

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Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
BIOL104, General Biology I, 4 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BIOL 104.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

BIOT101, Introduction to Biotechnology, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

CHEM107, General Chemistry I, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Unrestricted Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the two SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives in the degree, students must select coursework from two different areas chosen from the following: 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, 8-The Arts, and 9-Foreign Language.

American History
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.
HSTY235, Medieval Europe 500-1500, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY215, History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.

The Arts
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART112, , 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction, 3 cr.

Foreign Language
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 17
CHEM108, General Chemistry II, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 


Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
MATH135, Precalculus Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH201, Calculus I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi


Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 4
A minimum grade of C is required in BIOL 105 or BIOL 216. BIOL 216 is only available in the Spring semester. It is also occasionally offered in the Summer.

BIOL105, General Biology II Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BIOL216, General Microbiology Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

SUNY GEN ED Social Sciences Elective
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ANTH 201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH 202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH 260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH 295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
ECON 101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON 120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON 121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS 107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS 108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS 295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG 120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY 260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMS 206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
IED 260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC 103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC 104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC 107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC 260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC 101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC 103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 205, Developmental Psychology: The Child, 3 cr.
PSYC 207, Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent, 3 cr.
PSYC 208, Developmental Psychology: The Adult, 3 cr.
PSYC 209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC 263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE 201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE 205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI 101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI 103, The American Community, 3 cr.
SOCI 201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI 203, Race and Ethnicity in American Society, 3 cr.
SOCI 205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI 206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI 207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BIOL205, General Genetics, 3 cr.
BIOL 205 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

BIOL206, Molecular Genetic Techniques, 1 cr.
BIOL 206 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

CHEM205, Organic Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHEM 205 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

Restricted Electives
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the courses listed below:
The two Restricted Electives in the degree should be chosen from the following: BIOL 201, BIOL 202, BIOL 211, BIOL 220 & 221, CHEM 206, MATH 201, MATH 202, PHSC 104, PHSC 105, PHSC 211, and PHSC 212. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor and should be based on requirements at the intended four-year transfer institution. Note that many of these courses are Fall-only or Spring-only offerings.

BIOL 201, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL 202, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL 211, Ecology, 4 cr.
BIOL 220, Cell Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 221, Cell Culture Techniques, 1 cr.
CHEM 206, Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr.
MATH 201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH 202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
PHSC 104, General Physics I, 4 cr.
PHSC 105, General Physics II, 4 cr.
PHSC 211, Physics I (Mechanics and Heat), 4 cr.
PHSC 212, Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism), 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
BIOT295, Biotechnology Seminar, 3 cr.
BIOT 295 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

Restricted Electives
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the courses listed below:
The two Restricted Electives in the degree should be chosen from the following: BIOL 201, BIOL 202, BIOL 211, BIOL 220 & 221, CHEM 206, MATH 201, MATH 202, PHSC 104, PHSC 105, PHSC 211, and PHSC 212. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor and should be based on requirements at the intended four-year transfer institution. Note that many of these courses are Fall-only or Spring-only offerings.

BIOL 201, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIOL 202, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIOL 211, Ecology, 4 cr.
BIOL 220, Cell Biology, 3 cr.
BIOL 221, Cell Culture Techniques, 1 cr.
CHEM 206, Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr.
MATH 201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH 202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
PHSC 104, General Physics I, 4 cr.
PHSC 105, General Physics II, 4 cr.
PHSC 211, Physics I (Mechanics and Heat), 4 cr.
PHSC 212, Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism), 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Use Schedule Search for electives

SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the two SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives in the degree, students must select coursework from two different areas chosen from the following: 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, 8-The Arts, and 9-Foreign Language.

American History
HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.
HSTY235, Medieval Europe 500-1500, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY215, History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.

The Arts
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART112, , 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction, 3 cr.

Foreign Language
ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

SUNY General Education & TC3 Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.