Jul 26, 2021  
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
    
NSU Catalog 2020-2021

Biotechnology (AS)


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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate, both verbally and in writing, knowledge of scientific theory related to biotechnology techniques. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis) 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific results effectively (orally and in writing) with appropriate audiences with regard to field of biotechnology. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking) 
  • Develop and apply the knowledge of biotechnology/biology sciences to distinguish between observations, inferences, relationships, and testimonials under investigation. (Cross-curricular Skill: Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills) 
  • Demonstrate the ability to use sound ethical reasoning when discussing biological science and the use of biotechnological techniques. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning) 
  • Students will demonstrate the technical background knowledge needed to support biotechnology research activities. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem solving) 
  • Students will demonstrate verbally and in writing knowledge of the fields of biotechnology (including the historical development of the field and various disciplines in which biotechnology is utilized such as medical, agricultural, environmental, energy, forensics, and business) and applications of genomics. (Cross-curricular Skill: Integrative Learning) 

Electives: 11 credits


  • a stat course is recommended

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

TOTAL DEGREE: 60 CREDITS


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