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Biological Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science

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. 


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.

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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.

 Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Biological Laboratory Science, BS and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence37 cr.
ACES100Achieving Career and Education Success3 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets3 cr.
BITS212Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
MATH150Pre-Calculus4 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
SOSC301Globalization and World Diversity3 cr.
STAT219Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
Science Courses28 cr.
CHEM160General Chemistry I3 cr.
CHEM160LGeneral Chemistry I Lab1 cr.
CHEM161General Chemistry II3 cr.
CHEM161LGeneral Chemistry II Lab1 cr.
CHEM250Organic Chemistry I3 cr.
CHEM250LOrganic Chemistry I Lab1 cr.
CHEM255Organic Chemistry II3 cr.
CHEM255LOrganic Chemistry II Lab1 cr.
CHEM310Biochemistry3 cr.
CHEM310LBiochemistry Lab1 cr.
PHYS210Fundamentals of Physics I3 cr.
PHYS210LFundamentals of Physics I Lab1 cr.
PHYS220Fundamentals of Physics II3 cr.
PHYS220LFundamentals of Physics II Lab1 cr.
Major48 cr.
BIOL110Foundations of Cell Biology3 cr.
BIOL110LFoundations of Cell Biology Lab1 cr.
BIOL111Organisms and Populations3 cr.
BIOL111LOrganisms and Populations Lab1 cr.
BIOL209Techniques in Laboratory Sciences4 cr.
BIOL211Microbiology3 cr.
BIOL211LMicrobiology Lab1 cr.
BIOL336Genetics4 cr.
BIOL354Cell and Molecular Biology3 cr.
BIOL354LCell and Molecular Biology Lab1 cr.
BIOL382Science Ethics3 cr.
BIOL430Advanced Microbiology3 cr.
BIOL430LAdvanced Microbiology Lab1 cr.
BIOL458Forensic Science3 cr.
BIOL458LForensic Science Lab1 cr.
BIOL477Environmnetal and Industrial Forensics3 cr.
BIOL486Introduction to Bioinformatics3 cr.
BIOL490Biological Laboratory Internship4 cr.
BIOL495Capstone Research Project3 cr.
Open Electives - Student may choose any discipline for the electives. If career intent is pre-medicine/pre-dental/pre-veterinary medicine consider BIOL221/221L and BIOL222/222L.7 cr.