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Biotechnology Transfer Pathway

Earn Your Associates of Applied Science and be a part of a Thriving Student Life!

Biotech with SSCCWilmington College and Southern State Community College have teamed up to make your educational experience affordable and convenient. We have partnered together to offer students an opportunity to study in a growing academic area as well as have the campus experience!

Students interested in the science field have the opportunity to study Biotechnology at Southern State Community College and live on-campus at Wilmington College! This opens the door for students to save money and still have the college experience.

Wilmington College and Southern State Community College are partners in education. Once students complete their Associates of Applied Science Degree they can seamlessly transfer to Wilmington College to complete their Bachelor’s Degree.


Biotechnology is a growing industry that implements the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products. By using principles of biology and technology in the lab to solve scientific issues, this branch of science is used to advance technology in the agriculture, food production, forensic, pharmaceutical and medical fields, and more!

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Pathway To Completion
First Semester at SSCC
Course # Title Credits
BIOL 1101 Principles of Biology I 5
BTNL 1110 Intro to Biotechnology & Lab Science 4
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1141 College Algebra 3
Second Semester at SSCC
Course # Title Credits
BIOL 1102 Principles of Biology II 5
BTNL 1120 Intro to Biotechnology & Lab Science & Aquaculture 4
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3
Third Semester at SSCC
Course # Title Credits
CHEM 1120 Intro to Chemistry 5
BTNL 2210 Intro to Biotechnology & Lab Science of Microorganisms 4
BIOL 2210 Microbiology 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
FOURTH Semester at SSCC
Course # Title Credits
BTNL 2220 Advanced Biotechnology & Lab Science 4
CHEM 1124 Elem. Organic Chemistry 4
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
SOCI 1199 Geographic Project 2
BTNL 2225 Historical, Ethical, Legal, Social & Economic Issues of Biotechnology & Laboratory Science 2
Course # Title Credits
BTNL 1199 Seminar (Elective) 1-6
BTNL 2280 Biotechnology & Lab Science Work Experience (Elective) 1-6
Program Total: 61

While at Southern state students are expected to complete course work with a C- or better.

Pathway to Wilmington College

While at Wilmington College students will complete the following coursework with a grade of C- or better PLUS complete all Wilmington College General Education and Graduation Requirements. Once completed students will receive a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.

Wilmington College Courses
Course # Title Credits
MT131 Statistics for Science Students 4
BI130 Freshman Seminar in Biology 1
BI493 Biology Research Experience 4
Minimum of 16 Credit Hours from the Following:
BI333 Plant Biology 4
BI338 Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BI340 Animal Physiology 4
BI343 Microbiology and Immunology *May not be taken if the student has complete BIOL2210 at SSCC 4
BI349 Parasitology 4
BI346 Genetics 4
BI431 Biochemistry I 4
BI434 Biochemistry II: Molecular Biology 4
BI494 Biology Research Practicum 2-4

Students will complete an assessment exam in the year of graduation. This exam is a component of the Biology Department assessment program. No minimum score is required for graduation.

Living at Wilmington College

At Wilmington, your education occurs not only in the classroom, but campus-wide and beyond. This is accomplished through encouraging academic internships, involvement in co-curricular activities and other opportunities for leadership development and personal growth.

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Student Life at Wilmington College

Meet new people, learn a lot, and leave with some of the best memories of your life.

The Student Life division has two primary missions: first, to support the academic mission of the College by fostering a community atmosphere that cultivates success while offering co-curricular opportunities that complement the classroom. Second, to implement programs to create experiences that promote student involvement, personal growth and development, and integrity. We embrace the differences that make us individuals while celebrating the traditions that make us a community.

Student Life at WC

Housing and Residence Life at Wilmington College

The Housing and Residence Life Office is located in Pyle Center and is staffed from 8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The residence halls at Wilmington are more than just places to sleep and to study. They are living-learning environments that promote individual growth and development.

Living at WC

Athletics at Wilmington College

While enrolled at Southern State, you are not eligible to participate in Wilmington College athletics. However, after completing your Associates Degree from Southern State and transferring to Wilmington College, you will be eligible to participate.


Ready to enroll? 

Apply for admission by accessing the Southern State Community College Online Application Form.

Paying for college? 

Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit Southern State Community College’s Financial Aid website and follow the necessary steps to see what you qualify for.