About this course
The laboratory science technology major, with its foundation of course sequences in chemistry, biology, and instrumental analysis, was developed primarily from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as laboratory technicians. The major has several significant factors that set it apart, including the application of real-world analyses and a state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory. Graduates are prepared to work in a broad range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial, forensic, and food analysis.
Students earning an AAS degree have the option of finding employment or continuing to work toward a baccalaureate degree. Under the program’s agreement with RIT's School of Individualized Study, individuals who maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher may enroll in the center's bachelor's degree program. Students may then complete a BS degree in applied arts and science with a concentration in biotechnology studies.