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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Biotechnology, Minor


The Minor in Biotechnology program is an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and is designed for students interested in careers in the biotechnology field.  To obtain a Minor in Biotechnology, students complete a series of required and optional interdisciplinary courses offered in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Bioinformatics and Genomics, as well as complete a biotechnology-based internship in a regional government, industry, or academic laboratory.  Students have some flexibility to choose courses that reflect their specific area of emphasis within the biotechnology field.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements


Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

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Students declare their intention to obtain this minor by meeting with the Biotechnology Minor Program Coordinator, typically at the beginning of their Junior year.  A maximum of 9 credit hours applied towards a major degree program can also be applied towards the Minor in Biotechnology.  The number of participating students is determined by the number of available internship positions. 

Minor Requirements (for Biology majors)


The Minor in Biotechnology requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Minor Requirements (for all other majors)


The Minor in Biotechnology requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Total = 18 Credit Hours


Progression Requirements


Students must have at least an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in their major to participate in the program.