AAS Degree - Code #1554
Mark Amman, Program Coordinator
Email address: AmmanMJ@alfredstate.edu
The biological science program prepares graduates to function in various scientific laboratories or to continue their education in a number of science or pre-professional fields. The program provides a foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as a common core of general studies in English and social sciences. Biological science is a flexible program that can be tailored to fit the educational requirements of a variety of laboratory-related occupations.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State biological science graduates may enter directly into either the forensic science technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.
The program also enables graduates to transfer to four-year programs in biology and chemistry as well as programs such as sports medicine, forensic science, nuclear medicine, medical technology, ultrasound technology, and pre-professional programs (medicine, veterinary, dentistry, and pharmacy).
Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent - 100 percent transferred to continue their education.
Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry
Students must possess fine motor skills which allow them to focus a microscope with fine adjustment and use forceps.
The program is located in the newly renovated Physical and Health Sciences Building. Four science-ready lecture rooms are on the first floor with the eight laboratories found on the second and third floors. The laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. Explore the alphabet soup list below.
UV-VIS Ultraviolet - Visible Spectrophotometry
FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry with ATR attachment
AAS Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
FS Fluorescence Spectrophotometry
GC-FID Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector
GC-MS Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
HPLC High Performance Liquid Chromatography
CE Capillary Electrophoresis
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
Preparative vacuum system
Anatomic models and up-to-date application software for teaching and learning, as well as for independent study and research, are available.