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Biotechnology Program

Minor in Biotechnology

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements BIOTECMIN


The minor requires at least 16 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Microbiology. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-M 250 Microbiology
    • BIOL-M 380 Microbiology of Infectious Disease
  2. Biotechnology Lecture. One (1) course:
    • BIOT-T 310 Biotechnology Lecture
  3. Electives. 10 credit hours:
    • BIOT-T 215 Diagnostic and Forensic Biotechnology Laboratory
    • BIOT-T 270 Alcohol and Food: The Science of Fermentation
    • BIOT-T 301 Seminar in Biotechnology
    • BIOT-T 312 Societal Issues in Biotechnology
    • BIOT-T 315 Biotechnology Laboratory
    • BIOT-T 322 Biotechnology Writing and Communication
    • BIOT-T 412 Product Development, Regulation, and Commercialization in Biotechnology
    • BIOT-T 415 Theory and Applications of Biotechnology Laboratory I
    • BIOT-T 425 Laboratory in Macromolecular Production, Purification, and Characterization
    • BIOT-T 440 Structure, Function, and Regulation of Biomolecules
    • BIOT-X 150 ASURE Biotechnology Research Lab 1
    • BIOT-X 325 ASURE Biotechnology Research Lab 2
    • BIOT-X 499 Biotechnology Research Capstone
    • BIOL-X 150 ASURE Biology Research Lab 1 (approved topic: "Genome Engineering")
    • BIOL-X 325 ASURE Biology Research Lab 2 (approved topic: "Genome Engineering")
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.