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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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Elizabeth
Stutts Biology Lab Technician Biology & Biotechnology estutts@rcc.mass.edu
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Patrick
Kearns Adjunct Faculty - Biological Sciences Biology & Biotechnology pkearns@rcc.mass.edu
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Elsa
Novoa-Ortega Adjunct Faculty - Biological Sciences Biology & Biotechnology enovoaortega@rcc.mass.edu
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Zulma
Davila Biology Lab Technician Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1514 zdavila@rcc.mass.edu 3-405
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Ali
Ahrabi Adjunct Faculty - Anatomy & Physiology Biology & Biotechnology aahrabi@rcc.mass.edu
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Georgia
Thoidis Adjunct Faculty- Anatomy & Physiology Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5173 gthoidis@rcc.mass.edu
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Jay
Joshi Adjunct Faculty- Anatomy & Physiology Biology & Biotechnology jjoshi@rcc.mass.edu
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Mark
Beaumont STEM/Broadcast Media Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5128 mbeaumont@rcc.mass.edu STEM
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Daveen
Blythe Science Lab Manager Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1517 dblythe@rcc.mass.edu 3-433
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Dong
Ma Associate Professor - STEM Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1354 dma@rcc.mass.edu 3-501K
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Young Bae
Kim Adjunct Faculty - Biological Sciences Biology & Biotechnology ykim@rcc.mass.edu
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Malcolm
Taylor Associate Professor Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1357 mtaylor@rcc.mass.edu 3-401B
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Roumiana
Ivanova Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5162 rivanova@rcc.mass.edu
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Mohammed
Hussoin Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5159 mhussoin@rcc.mass.edu
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Bruce
Brender Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5121 bbrender@rcc.mass.edu
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Farida
Akhter Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5101 fakhter@rcc.mass.edu
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Milko
Ivanov Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5161 mivanov@rcc.mass.edu
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Amerline
Occean Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5203 aoccean@rcc.mass.edu
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Kimberly
Stieglitz Professor Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1524 kastieglitz@rcc.mass.edu 3-401C
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Alfred
Gaskin Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5143 agaskin@rcc.mass.edu
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Eugene
Nebelitsky Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5200 enebelitsky@rcc.mass.edu
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Rasheed
Khalid Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5172 rkhalid@rcc.mass.edu
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Zineb
Berdjane Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5115 zberdjane@rcc.mass.edu
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Kristin
Laird Professor Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1505 klaird@rcc.mass.edu 3-401E
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Carol
Conradson Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5127 cconradson@rcc.mass.edu
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Carl
Reid Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5214 creid@rcc.mass.edu
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Monireh
Esfahani Professor Biology & Biotechnology 857-701-1521 mesfah@rcc.mass.edu 4-332
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Kenneth
Presley Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5213 kpresley@rcc.mass.edu
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Gita
Venkatakrishnan Adjunct Faculty Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5239 gvenkat@rcc.mass.edu
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Zorica
Djordjevic Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5134 zdjordjevic@rcc.mass.edu
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Stella
Uzogara Adjunct Faculty Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5238 suzogara@rcc.mass.edu
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Sibaji
Sarkar Adjunct Faculty Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5220 ssarkar@rcc.mass.edu
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Orland
Fernandes Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5140 ofernandes@rcc.mass.edu
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Jodel
Deauna Adjunct Professor Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5131 jdeauna@rcc.mass.edu
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Alice
Tamaccio Adjunct Faculty Biology & Biotechnology 617-427-0060 x5233 atamaccio@rcc.mass.edu
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