Explore the Integrative Biotechnology Minor

Biotechnology is a field that is seeing tremendous job growth as healthcare, industrial and agricultural sectors seek innovative solutions to meet consumer demands. As a biotechnologist, you will manipulate genes and cells to design products and methods that are useful and beneficial. Consider this interdisciplinary minor as a complement to other science-related majors to prepare for careers in this growing field. In this program, you will take courses in chemistry, biology and computer science to gain the technical expertise and critical thinking skills needed to use biotechnology well. By gaining hands-on experience with DNA analyses, cell culture, bioinformatics, gene cloning and making transgenic organisms.

Course Requirements 2014-2015

(25-28 semester hours)

  • One Chemistry sequence from:
    • CHEM-103 General Chemistry I
    • CHEM-104 General Chemistry II
    • CHEM-105 Chemical Principles
  • One from:
    • CHEM-201 Analytical Chemistry
    • CHEM-230 Essential Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM-253 Fund of Organic Chemistry
    • CHEM-261 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM-103 General Chemistry I
  • ENGR-106 Engineering Chemistry & Materials Sci
  • One Biology sequence from:
    • BIOL-123 The Living World:Concepts & Connections
    • BIOL-224 Cellular & Genetic Systems(Phage sections)
    • BIOL-141 Cell Biology and Genetics for Health Sci
    • BIOL-335 Cell Physiology
  • BIOL-325 Biotechnology
  • One from:
    • CS-104 Applied Computing
    • CS-106 Intro Scientific Computation & Modeling
    • CS-108 Intro to Computing
  • CS-300 Special Topics in C S: Compiler Design

Program advisor

Learn more pursuing the integrative biotechnology minor with program advisor, Professor David Koetje

What you can do with a biotechnology minor

You will be well-prepared to do work in many fields, including:

  • chemical engineering
  • bioinformatics
  • medical research and diagnostics
  • regenerative medicine
  • genetic counseling
  • pharmaceutical research
  • forensic science
  • agriculture and aquaculture
  • bioremediation
  • patent law
  • bioethics
  • scientific writing
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