Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology

Program:
Minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology
Program Code:
5396 Plant,Animal&Microbial Biotech
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
Department:
Department of Horticulture
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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Horticulture

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology

The Minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in animal science, biosystems engineering, fisheries and wildlife, food science, forestry, horticulture, and plant, soil and microbial sciences.  The minor is administered by the Department of Horticulture.

The minor provides the opportunity for students who are enrolled in biological science–related undergraduate programs to become familiar with the concepts, techniques, and issues related to modern biotechnology.  The minor is designed for students who may be planning to pursue graduate study in biotechnology–related disciplines or who may be interested in careers with corporations or agencies for which a basic familiarity with biotechnology is a prerequisite.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology

The student must complete:

1. All of the following courses (8 credits):
BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
HRT 461 Seminar in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology 1
HRT 486 Biotechnology in Agriculture:  Applications and Ethical Issues 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANS 314 Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals 4
CSS 350 Introduction to Plant Genetics 3
IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANS 425 Animal Biotechnology 3
BE 360 Microbial Systems Engineering 3
CSS 451 Biotechnology Applications for Plant Breeding and Genetics 3
MMG 445 Microbial Biotechnology (W) 3
4. One of the following courses (1 credit):
ANS 490 Independent Study 1
BE 490 Independent Study 1
CSS 490 Independent Study 1
HRT 492 Undergraduate Research 1