Plant Biotechnology

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Botany, 316 Pearson Hall (513-529-4200).

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.

All courses for the minor must be taken for a grade and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 must be obtained.

Program requirements:

BOT/MBI/ZOO 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4) or

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) or

BOT 101 Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century (3)

BOT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3) or

MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology (3)

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

BOT 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BOT 415 Techniques in Plant Biotechnology (3)

Additional courses selected from the following (18 hours):

BOT 204 Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere (4)

BOT 312 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)

BOT/ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

BOT 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

BOT/MBI/ZOO/CSE 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

BOT/MBI/ZOO 485 Bioinformatics Principles (3)

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 433 Biochemistry (3, 3)

CHM 434 Biochemistry (3, 3)

CHM 438 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

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