Biology

Sinclair's biology department offers two degree programs focused on biological sciences. With courses ranging from body structure to microbiology and anatomy to genetics, you will gain a breadth of knowledge in biology and related subjects.

Why major in Biology?

Our department utilizes ten different lab rooms to enhance the lecture presentations of our course offerings. The labs include three general bio labs, five anatomy and physiology labs, one microbiology lab and one biotechnology lab. With these great academic facilities, you are sure to have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience through our programs.

Students with an interest in Biology can earn a A.S. Degree with a Biology Emphasis. The Biology Department also offers an A.A.S. Degree in Biotechnology. Contact an Academic Advisor for more information.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • Have you ever wondered how living structures function and evolve?
  • Do you like to explore and experiment with new things?
  • Are you interested in the study of science, particularly of living objects and genetics?

Then Biology may be for you. Biology will give you hands-on experience!

Our programs are not only for those interested in earning a degree in biology or biotechnology. Many students interested in pursuing the first two years of a program leading to a professional degree (pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-mortuary science, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, etc.) start with one of Sinclair’s science degree programs. If you are interested in starting a program with that intent, you should first meet with an academic advisor to plan your program.

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Available Programs

For program specific information click on the program below:

Associate of Applied Science
Biotechnology

The Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology provides a full range of courses to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biotechnology field. The academic curriculum provides a background in historical development of biotechnology, bioethics, safety, reagent preparation, cell culture techniques, protein purification and analysis techniques, microbiology and fermentation methods, molecular biology (DNA) techniques and bioinformatics. With advances in molecular and cellular biology, the biotechnology industry has expanded in scope to include human diagnoses and therapeutics, agricultural and veterinary applications, food production and environmental cleanup.

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Associate of Science
Biology

The Associate of Science in Biology is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore requirements of most colleges and universities. The biology courses offer a solid foundation in key areas of biology such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology with a broad survey of life on Earth including microbiology. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module to graduate.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Bioscience Lab Skills

The Bioscience Lab Skills certificate will prepare students for internships and some entry level jobs in bioscience laboratories. The students will learn the background of the biotechnology industry, basic lab safety and regulation, and the practical math needed to calculate reagents, dilutions and sample analysis.

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