Biotechnology (Minor)

Biotechnology (Minor)


The Minor in Biotechnology will introduce students to the field of biotechnology in a five-course sequence that will provide substantial education and training in bioethics, as well as the central content areas of biology and biotechnology, with a focus on modern genetics and laboratory techniques.  Students adding the biotechnology minor will be adding a valuable credential to their major, indicating a substantial additional skill set in the laboratory-focused and forward-looking field of biotechnology.


Stephen Pugh

Chair, Department of Life Sciences
Phone: (603) 641-4128
Office: Science, 88 Commercial Street, RM 557, Manchester, NH 03101

Curriculum & Requirements

Students must complete five courses (20-21 credits, depending on the courses chosen) with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 and with no grade below a C-. Transfer course approval for the minor is limited to, at most, two relevant courses successfully completed at another accredited institution, subject to syllabi review and approval. Courses for non-majors will not count towards the minor.

Required Courses

BIOL 413Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 414Principles of Biology II4
BSCI 501Ethical Issues in Biology 14
GEN 604Principles of Genetics 1, 34
Biotechnology lab techniques course 1, 24-5
Total Credits20-21
To ensure a course counts in the minor, it is required that students consult the minor coordinator, Dr. Kristen Johnson, before enrolling in the course.