Minors: Environmental Science and Biotechnology

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Minor in Biology (Minimum 19 credits)

Biology Minor degree is to recognize students’ training in biology at Purdue University Calumet.

Minor in Biotechnology (23 credits) (Non-Biology Majors Only)

Biotechnology is a fast growing field, which is related to molecular biology with emphasis of applications, especially in medicine and agriculture. The Biotechnology Minor is to provide interested students outside the Department of Biological Sciences with opportunities to learn the fundamental theory and techniques in biotechnology. The curriculum calls for a minimum of 23 credit hours of courses in biology and chemistry.  For more information about the Minor in Biotechnology, click here.

Minor in Environmental Science (18 credits)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study that uses information and knowledge from life sciences (such as biology), physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, geology, and physics), and social sciences (e.g., economics, politics, and ethics) to learn how the Earth’s environment works, how our environment affect us, how we affect our environment, and how to deal with the environmental challenges we face.  For more information about the Minor in Environmental Science, click here