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Biotechnology (BS) Program Assessment


Biotechnology at York College is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with strong academic training in sciences and math with an emphasis on applied research and variety of laboratory experiences. This program promotes the development of critical and creative thinking and fosters collaboration and ethical values. Students receive strong foundations in biotechnology, genetics, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry while acquiring essential laboratory skills and learning research design and methods. They are also offered a chance to participate in independent research projects in research laboratories, familiarize with research technology and collaborative work and become leaders who will have a great impact in the global scientific community. These activities provide students with meaningful experiences which should enhance their future careers in a variety of laboratory settings including Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Agricultural and Food Industries. This program offers an excellent preparation for advanced careers in research (M.S. and Ph.D.) in various fields and provides a strong background for entry into medical, dental or pharmacy schools.


  • Students are able to communicate ideas and data in writing, including in standard scientific format.
  • Students have basic technical laboratory skills to collect data and the ability to analyze data using appropriate statistical methods where required.
  • Students recognize and are able to apply the scientific method.
  • Students will recognize fundamental principles of biology by applying concepts from multiple disciplines including chemistry and physics.

The Biotechnology (BS) Program is part of the school of Arts and Sciences, Biology Department