Bioscience covers a wide selection of scientific disciplines that study from the smallest living organisms to the largest. Scientists involved in this area seek to improve chemical process and organisms. Biotechnology is an old area of study. Earliest examples include selective breeding to produce livestock and crops and the use of microorganisms to produce foods such as cheese and beverages.
One important aspect of the Bioscience industry is stability. According to Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development, overall employment opportunities within the state of Ohio have fallen. However, the Bioscience or Biotechnology sector has continued to grow and add jobs.
The successful student will be a dedicated individual who will acquire the technical skills and attention to detail necessary to carry out complex tests and procedures in a wide variety of settings. Work settings include: medical research, agricultural research, product testing, pharmacology, forensics and manufacturing.
Areas of study included in the curriculum include: forensics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, histology, plant, and animal bioscience, along with good manufacturing practices. The Associate of Science degree is awarded at the completion of the program. A minimum grade of C is required in BIOL1230, BIOL1550, BIOL2751, BIOL2752, MATH1030, CHEM1030, and all BIOS courses in order to meet education and graduation requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes