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Biotechnology, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5604
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

Hudson Valley offers an associate in science degree in Biotechnology, with a curriculum designed to address the interdisciplinary nature of this field. As a Biotechnology student at Hudson Valley, you will be offered a strong, overall background in the sciences, including biology, chemistry and mathematics. Grounded in basic science and liberal arts, along with laboratory experience in standard biotechnological techniques, the program will prepare you to enter the job market directly or transfer to a variety of four-year programs. Because the applications of biotechnology are so diverse, and because the industry is growing rapidly, a career in biotechnology offers opportunities to students interested in biology. Fueled by continued advances in cellular and molecular biology, the field of biotechnology is constantly growing and diversifying. Techniques originally developed in research laboratories have become powerful tools for industrial research and production. Jobs in biotechnology are available in the health sciences, pharmaceutical development, medical diagnostics, basic research, forensics or other fields.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics recommended. 80 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $925.

Total Credits Required: 62

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

(1) Restricted Electives Credits: 9

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, 3 of the following General Education categories must be satisfied: SS, AH, WC, OC, AR or FL.

(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 4

Any 4-credit math course, MATH 150  or above.

(3) Science Electives Credits: 11

May be chosen from:

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 16

Term Total: 15

Third Term

  • Credits: 4
  • Science Elective Credits: 4
  • Science Elective Credits: 4
  • Restricted Elective Credits: 3

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 16

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