Fall 2014 – Summer 2015
Biotechnology, the science of understanding, selecting, and promoting useful organisms and specific gene products for commercial and therapeutic purposes, is the success story of this generation. It demands a broad comprehension of biology and engineering as well as detailed knowledge of at least one basic subject such as molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology, or chemical engineering.
The Minor in Biotechnology is offered by the Faculties of Engineering and of Science, and students combine the Minor with the regular departmental Major (or Honours or Liberal) program. The Minor emphasizes an area relevant to biotechnology which is complementary to the main program.
Students should identify their interest in the Biotechnology Minor to their departmental academic adviser and to the program supervisor of the Minor and, at the time of registration for the U2 year, should declare their intent to embark on the Minor. Before registering for the Minor, and with the agreement of the academic adviser, students must submit their course list to the program supervisor, who will certify that the student's complete program conforms to the requirements for the Minor. Students should ensure that they will have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements for the courses selected.
The course BIOT 505 Selected Topics in Biotechnology is considered as taught by the Faculty of Science.
To obtain the Minor Biotechnology, Science students must: a) satisfy both the requirements for the departmental program and for the Minor; b) complete 24 credits, 18 of which must be exclusively for the Minor program.* * Approved substitutions must be made for any of the required courses which are part of the student's main program.
For more information, see Minor Biotechnology (for Science Students) (24 credits).