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Biotechnology Program

Minor in Biotechnology

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements BIOTECMIN


The minor requires at least 16 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Foundations in Biotechnology. One (1) course:
    • BIOT-T 105 Introduction to Biotechnology
  2. Biotechnology Lecture. One (1) course:
    • BIOT-T 310 Biotechnology Lecture
  3. Biotechnology Lab. One (1) course:
    • BIOT-T 315 Biotechnology Laboratory
    • BIOT-X 150 ASURE Biotechnology Research Lab 1
    • BIOL-X 150 ASURE Biology Research Lab 1 (approved topic: "Genome Engineering")
  4. Electives. Seven (7) additional 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")
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. 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.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. 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.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the BIOT subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

    This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

    • Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Biotechnology (BIOTBSMSBS)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Biotechnology (BIOTECBA)
    • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BIOTECBS)

    Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.