Biotechnology can be defined as the science of understanding, selecting, and promoting useful organisms and specific gene products for therapeutic purposes. It requires a broad comprehension of biology and engineering and detailed knowledge of at least one basic subject such as molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology, or chemical engineering.
The Minor in Biotechnology, offered by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, emphasizes an area relevant to biotechnology that is complementary to the student's main program. It is designed specifically for Chemical Engineering students; other Engineering students interested in taking this Minor should contact a faculty student adviser in the Engineering Student Centre (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).
Students who are interested in this Minor should inform their departmental academic adviser in Year 1 and at the time of registration in Year 2. With the agreement of their departmental academic adviser, students must submit a Request for Course Authorization to the Engineering Student Centre in order to add the Minor.
Minor Adviser: Faculty Student Adviser in the Engineering Student Centre (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22)
Faculty of Science Adviser (for selection of Science courses only): Nancy Nelson, Undergraduate Adviser, Department of Biology