Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • FYS 130 First Year Seminar in Science
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 122 General Biology II
  • BIO 222 Cell Biology
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • BIO 240 Principles of Genetics
  • BIO 241 Principles of Genetics Lab
  • BIO 283 Electrophoresis
  • BIO 286 Cell and Tissue Culture
  • BIO 287 Introduction to Biomanufacturing I
  • BIO 288 Introduction to Biomanufacturing II
  • BIO 291 Research Methods in Biology
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 122 General Chemistry II

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 113 Technical Ethics
  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • MAT 152 Pre-Calculus (Survey of Functions II)
  • MAT 271 Calculus I
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course in US History and Civic Engagement OR World History and Global Awareness
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course in Social Science AND Diversity: Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
  • 1 credit hour of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective
  • 3 credit hours of approved General Elective

SUNY General Education Electives

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