Poised to meet the scientific challenges of the 21st century, Seminole State College's biological, physical and natural sciences faculty keeps a close watch on new developments in the field. In fact, Seminole State was the first community college in Florida to offer courses in the new field of biotechnology. Additionally, the Science Diploma and the Science Merit Diploma have been instituted for students who plan to major in a science, engineering or pre-medical field. These diplomas certify that students have completed a well-rounded core curriculum in math and science. They provide a foundation that will give students a competitive edge in transferring into a university's limited-access programs.