What can you do with a degree from the Biological Sciences Department?
Our highest goal is to provide students with the basis for a lifetime of intellectual appreciation and development. We aim to foster an environment where students can learn to examine the world scientifically and apply this knowledge to both the individual and society.
The Biological Sciences department consist of 4 degree majors and 1 certificate program. See below for information about our programs.
If you enjoy exploring the world of molecules and cells then our Biotechnology A.S. major can transform your passion for science into knowledge and hands-on experience that can heal, feed and fuel the world.
Start your biotech studies with us, and you’re on a fast track to earn your bachelors from City College. Next stop, your pick of exciting careers in pharmaceuticals, research, health care, biofuels — designing the products and processes that will build a better world.
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A joint degree program with the City College of New York (CCNY) leading to a B.S. or M.S. degree, biotechnology is broadly defined as the use of living organisms in the design of products as well as the exploration of the genetic and biomedical basis of how living organisms function. Some of the fastest growing fields in biotechnology are: forensic science, medical research involving genetic diseases, cancer, screening and treatment, crop design and genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Animal Care & Management (certificate program)
Provides access to a career path in the veterinary care of domesticated animals. Students learn techniques for working in a veterinary clinic, including how to properly use and care for the instruments in a laboratory, particularly sterilization techniques, and how to analyze blood and urine samples. This curriculum also provides a foundation for those who would like to continue their education for an A.S. or B.S. as a veterinary technician or a D.V.M. as a veterinarian.
Is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. Bronx Community College and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) have established a joint program in Ornamental Horticulture. Students study liberal arts and sciences at the BCC campus for the first year. They spend the second year at the NYBG for both academic courses and field experience in horticulture.
Liberal Arts: Biology (A.S),
Students in the Liberal Arts A.S. Biology program transfer to four-year science programs, teacher education programs, pharmacy schools, engineering programs, or physician assistant or physical therapy programs. Enrichment programs are offered to encourage students to continue their education beyond the bachelor degree by attending graduate or other professional schools.
Medical Laboratory Technician Program (A.A.S)
Is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and approved by New York State Office of Professions. This major is a career program in which the student earns the A.A.S. degree. In addition to taking general core courses, certain liberal arts and science requirements, and specialized courses in medical laboratory technology, the student has a requirement to train in a state of the art hospital laboratory. Upon completion, students qualify to sit for the MLT (ASCP)/NYS MLT license exam (this technician license is required for employment in NYS diagnostic laboratories).