Biotechnology Minor Requirements
At Holy Cross College, we recognize the importance of the life sciences in today's world.
- Indiana's life science industry is a dynamic manufacturing sector comprising more than 20 percent of manufacturing output as of 20071.
- Life science workers in the state have a wage differential of more than twice the average private sector job - nearly $89,367 compared to $40,2722.
With life science and biotechnology being such an important industry, combining a Business degree with Holy Cross College's Biotechnology minor provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn fundamental principles of biology while integrating their interest to participate in life science commercial and financial sectors.
The Biotechnology minor encourages students to learn essential laboratory techniques used in academic and industrial biological research thus providing important knowledge that would allow students to function in professional settings. The Biotechnology minor also prepares students for graduate level work in health care related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, gerontology, and public health.
1 Biocrossroads 2012 Report "Using Post-Baccalaureate Education as a Competitive Advantage for Indiana's Life Sciences Industry".
2 Indiana Business Research Center for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Report, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, April 2009, "Indiana's Life Science Industries".
Biotechnology Minor Requirements:
BIOL 151 Introduction to Biology 4
CHEM 151 Chemistry I 4
CHEM 151 Chemistry II 4
MATH 141 Survey of Calculus 3
PHYS 151 Physics I 4
BIOL 251 Molecular Cell Biology 3
BIOL 261 Biotechnology Lab 4
IDST 400 (Biotechnology/Lab) Internship 3
Total 29 Credit Hours