Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Minor in Biotechnology

(23 credits)

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.

Required Courses
Course Number Title
BIOL 10100 Introductory Biology
BIOL 24400/24401 Genetics & Laboratory*
BIOL 50800 Recombinant DNA Techniques**
CHM 11500 General Chemistry I
CHM 11600 General Chemistry II
Electives: Choose one from
Course Number Title
BIOL 24300 Cell Biology*
BIOL 31600 Basic Microbiology*

* BIOL 10200, a prerequisite for BIOL 24300, 24400/24401, and 31600, is waived for the Minor in Biotechnology.

**BIOL 24300 or 31600, 24400 and 24401 will prepare the students for BIOL 50800


Freshman Advisor:

Diane Trgovcich-Zacok

Gyte 171C

Faculty Advisor:

Radmila Sarac, Ph.D.

Gyte 290