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Academics: Minors

Biology minor

students in lab123 The Living World: Concepts and Connections
224 Cellular and Genetic Systems
225 Ecological and Evolutionary Systems
250 Research Design and Methodology (take concurrently with BIOL 295)
295 Biology Seminar
Two 300-level biology courses—may include an approved interim course

Integrative Biotechnology minor

The integrative biotechnology minor at Calvin is comprised of seven courses (25-28 semester hours) in three disciplines – chemistry, biology, and computer science – that together form the basis for most current methodologies in biotechnology. 

  • One of these options in Chemistry (8-9 sem hrs)
    • Chem 103-104
    • Chem 105 and 201, 230, 253, or 261
    • Chem 103 and Engr 106
  • One of these options in Biology (8 sem hrs)
    • Phage Genomics: Biol 123N and 224 w/ LN
    • Cell Culture: Biol 224 (or 141) and 333 (or 335)
  • Biol 325 – Biotechnology (4 sem hrs)
  • CS 104, 106, or 108 – Computing (2-4 sem hrs)
  • CS 300 – Bioinformatics (3 sem hrs)

Students considering this minor are encouraged to get in touch with the program advisor, Professor David Koetje.