Biology & Health Science at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree: Biology: Biotechnology
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Biology & Health Science
ASBiology: Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a field of scientific research that applies molecular biology. The biotechnologist therefore requires the knowledge and skills of the biochemist, molecular biologist, microbiologist, and immunologist.

An advanced degree in Biotechnologist can lead to career opportunities in research, manufacturing/production, marketing/sales, patents, quality control, and regulatory affairs. In addition, there are extended career opportunities for biotechnology specialists as lawyers, physicians, professional managers at all corporate levels, regulatory agency personnel, toxicologists, veterinarians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and clinical researchers.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 24 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

BIOL 123 Biotechnology Workshop 1 unit
BIOL 210 General Zoology 5 units
BIOL 220 General Botany 5 units
BIOL 230 Introductory Cell Biology 4 units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units

Students with little or no high school preparation should be first complete BIOL 100, CHEM 100 or 192, and PHYS 100 prior to beginning major coursework.