Applied Biotechnology Minor

A minor in applied biotechnology includes training in microbiology and food and beverage fermentation, and an understanding of how organisms can be used and manipulated to produce novel products. This minor complements majors in molecular and cellular biology, biology-biomedical science, biosystems engineering, biochemistry, and nutritional sciences.

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Degree requirements

You’ll complete a minimum of 18 units, with a minimum of 9 units from approved upper-level electives specific to this minor. Core courses include:

  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Fermented Food and Beverages
  • Introduction to Biotechnology

Courses required to complete the applied biotechnology minor are subject to change, so remember to meet with your advisor regularly to review your course plan.