Welcome to the Science and Biotechnology Department Website


Berkeley City College offers more than 30 courses in

Biology and Biotechnology

  • General Biology 
  • Introduction to Biology 
  • Human Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Culture 
  • Genetics 
  • Immunology
  • Principals of Ecology 
  • Scientific Literature and Writing


  • Introductory Chemistry 
  • Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Instrumentation

Physical Sciences 

  • General Physics
  • General Physics with Calculus
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Descriptive Astronomy
  • Physical Geography
  • Geography of World Regions
  • California Geography
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Introduction to Marine Environment

Biotechnology Program  offers two Certificates of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant; Advanced Certificate of Achievement Biotechnology Research Laboratory Assistant) and an Associate in Science Degree in Biotechnology . It provides students with excellent preparation for positions in biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries, academic and clinical research laboratories, allied health and environmental institutions.

Analytical Chemistry Program  offers Certificate of Achievement and Associate in Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry.

 Associate of Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in BiologyStudents who successfully complete the AS­-T in Biology earn specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system.

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