Biotechnology, AS

Biotechnology, AS

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* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transfer ability rests with the receiving institution.

NYUS’s Associate of Science degree in Biotechnology trains students in many disciplines including genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology.  Graduates possess the skills to perform laboratory tests using standardized laboratory procedures.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet NYUS’s mission and objectives.

To develop a student’s ability to perform proficiently on laboratory and testing procedures

To develop a student’s abilities in critical thinking and documentation

To develop students for entry-level position in the biotechnology field

Prerequisites for Major Courses

General education courses must be completed with an overall grade average of 2.00 or higher.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science in Biotechnology, students must earn 62.5 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Biotechnology Major Courses (38.5 credit hours total)
Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4.0  credit hours
Molecular and Cell Biology 4.0  credit hours
Introduction to Biotechnology 4.0 credit hours
Cell Culturing 4.0 credit hours
Microbiology 4.0 credit hours
Clinical Immunology 4.0 credit hours
Genetics 4.0 credit hours
Biotechnology Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Biotechnology Externship II 3.5 credit hours
Biotechnology Externship III 3.5 credit hours

General  Education Courses (24.0 credit hours) (PDF file) To  view the PDF file you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. To  download a free copy of this software click  here or go to the Adobe website at

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