Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Biotechnology Minor

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the Biotechnology minor, a student must also be pursing the Chemical Engineering BS 

Current UB students seeking admission to the Biotechnology minor should complete the College of Arts and Sciences Major/Minor Change Request Form.

Course Requirements

Pre-approved BIO Electives (6-8 credits)

Pre-approved BIO electives to reach 22 credit hours of total biology-related coursework for the minor.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 22

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

A minimum combined GPA of 2.000 in biology courses and a minimum combined GPA of 2.000 in required chemistry courses is needed for successful completion of the minor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Understand the theoretical nature of the science involved in medically related biotechnology research and practice
  • Master specific laboratory skills relevant to careers in biotechnology
  • Possess a working knowledge of basic biochemistry, immunology, cell and tissue culture, bioseparation techniques, molecular biology and genetics and their associated laboratory techniques
  • Be familiar with the principles underlying their clinically relevant compounds, the principles underlying their clinical importance and how their presence is altered in disease
  • Become adept at hands-on research, including hands-on research, including using online databases; understand the creation and testing of scientific hypotheses and critical evaluation of experimental data