The Minor in Biotechnology program is an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and is designed for the Biology major interested in careers in the biotechnology field. To obtain a Minor in Biotechnology, students complete a series of required and optional interdisciplinary courses offered in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Bioinformatics and Genomics, as well as complete a biotechnology-based internship in a regional government, industry, or academic laboratory. Students have some flexibility to choose courses that reflect their specific area of emphasis within the biotechnology field.
The number of participating students will be determined by the number of available internship positions. Students will declare their intention to obtain this Minor by meeting with the Biotechnology Minor Program Coordinator, typically at the beginning of their Junior year. A maximum of nine credit hours applied towards a major degree program can also be applied towards the Minor in Biotechnology.
To obtain a Minor in Biotechnology, biology majors must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours.