Plant Biotechnology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall, 513-529-3100.

This minor exposes students to the field of plant biotechnology and related areas, including the tools and methods used to manipulate living organisms, as well as the ethical and social implications of these technologies. Courses used for this minor cannot be used for the minor in Plant Biology or Horticulture, except for BIO 115BIO 116, or BIO 191. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor; no courses for the minor may be taken credit/no-credit. Advanced courses must represent at least 10 hours of the total 18, but only 10 credit hours in this minor can count toward the A.B. or B.S. in Botany or Biology.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select at least one of the following:3-4
Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century
Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
Plants, Humanity, and Environment
Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants
Plant Biology
Take the following:
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
or MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology
BIO 255Introduction to Biotechnology3
Select remaining hours from the following to equal 18 total hours:9-8
Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere
Plant and Fungal Diversity
Environmental Plant Physiology
Bioinformatics Computing Skills
Bioinformatics Principles
Outlines of Biochemistry
CHM 433
Biochemistry Laboratory
Total Credit Hours18