Biology Programs of Study
Biology Major (transfer)
The Biology major provides an understanding of fundamental biological concepts. This major is for students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree in biological science or seeking employment as a technician in areas such as ecology, environmental health and sanitation, pollution control, plant science, or animal science.
Biomedical Sciences (transfer)
This major prepares students for transfer into baccalaureate degree majors in allied health fields. These may include: occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical technology, or dental hygiene. Students are advised to review the entrance requirements of the baccalaureate institutions. In order to assure that students make proper decisions, advising by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department is required.
A graduate of the program can expect to find entry-level employment as an industrial or academic biotechnology technician.
The strength and continued growth of the Biotechnology industry in the Philadelphia metropolitan area has created a need for technicians with cell culture expertise. Students completing the certificate will be prepared for employment as skilled technicians in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, pharmaceutical, and academic laboratories. Workers currently employed as biotechnology technicians can benefit by enhancing their skill sets.