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Biological Science - Laboratory Animal Care

Biological Science - Laboratory Animal Care

The Laboratory Animal Care concentration in Biological Science provides a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, and mathematics. This program features hands-on experience in laboratory animal care through the science internship offered in the last semester. Students in this program are uniquely qualified to work as a technician for biomedical research organizations or lab animal care facilities. Graduates can transfer to four-year institutes to seek a higher degree. 

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
IST120 or CIS141: Microcomp Apps 3.00
SCI103 Biology I 4.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
MAT103 Pre-Calculus 4.00
SCI104 Biology II 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
OPENELEC Open Electives 3.00
SCI123 Prin. of Chem I 4.00
SCI201 Anat/Phys I 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester Four - Spring 2024
SCI124 Prin. of Chem II 4.00
SCI202 Anat/Phys II 4.00
SCI299 Science Internship 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Students in the program can pursue careers in the same fields as their peers in the biological science major. The unique internship experience in lab animal research offered by the program allows graduates to land on a biomedical research or lab-animal care jobs with ease. 

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your biological science degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articulation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your biological science degree at RCC:

Biological Science
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Wong Adjunct Faculty- Anatomy & Physiology Physical Science Department 617-427-0060 x5199
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