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Educational Evolution… Study Biology at Sinclair!

Sinclair Community College’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.

Our department also utilizes nine different lab rooms to enhance the lecture presentations of our course offerings. The labs include three general bio labs, four 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.

This program might be for you if:

  • You are interested in the study of science, particularly of living objects and genetics.
  • You like to explore and experiment to learn new things.
  • You would like to gain hands-on experience in a science field.
  • You often wonder how living structures function and evolve.

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.

Degree Programs

Biotechnology - Associate of Applied Science

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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Biology - Associate of Science

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 program in Biology. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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Program Accreditation Information

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in the biology and science areas, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the biology programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: