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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

Biotechnology is a field of scientific research that applies molecular biology. The biotechnologist therefore requires the knowledge and skills of the biochemist, molecular biologist, microbiologist, and immunologist.

Biology (AS) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 24 units Units
BIOL 123 Biotechnology Workshop 1 unit
BIOL 210 General Zoology 5 units
BIOL 220 General Botany 5 units
BIOL 230 Introductory Cell Biology 4 units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
Students with little or no high school preparation should complete BIOL 100, CHEM 100 or 192, and PHYS 100 prior to beginning major coursework.
Total Required Major Units: 24

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.