Bachelor of Science in Biological Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science - Biological Laboratory Science (120 credits)

A Bachelor of Science in Biological Laboratory Science will prepare students to work in a laboratory setting as a Research Associate or Technician. Such positions can be found in academic, industrial and government settings, and include biotechnology manufacturing companies that produce genetically engineered products like new vaccines, drugs or modified plants and animals for human consumption, university and medical research laboratories, government regulatory agencies and forensics laboratories.

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This program can serve as a Bachelor’s completion program for students who have earned an Associate’s Degree in Biotechnology, as well as prepare students to apply to post-baccalaureate graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, as well as those interested in  Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Science and Pre-Pharmacy programs. 

Program Outcomes

Laboratory components of the program course sequence are designed for students to learn techniques and methodologies used in the disciplines of cell and molecular biology, genetics, DNA bioinformatics, microbiology and forensic science.  Students conduct activities that involve experimental design, data analysis, and the use of advanced technologies to investigate research questions.  Program training culminates with student completion of a capstone research project as well as a separate external Internship in a laboratory setting.

All BIOL, CHEM and PHYS prefixed courses required for the BS Biological Sciences degree program require a C or better grade for successful completion.

*If the career intent is pre-medicine/pre-dental/pre-veterinary medicine, consider completing BIOL221/221L Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL222/222L Anatomy and Physiology II as electives