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Biology (Minor)

Gain the skills, knowledge, and experiences to help you begin a career in biotechnology, biochemistry and patent law, and environmental science.

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Acquire the critical skills to aid in immediate entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories, and gain the academic background to help you succeed in graduate programs in biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.

The Minor in Biology tackles foundational subjects in the field through the topics of human biology, genetics, and cell biology. A wide range of electives are available; explore the fields of microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cancer biology, and human anatomy and physiology.

Discover new methods of solving real-world problems by creating new solutions with training in biology. This training not only will help while working within a team, but also will aid in team leadership.

Program Overview

Acquire skills to aid in immediate entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories. Gain the academic background that will help you succeed in graduate programs in biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.

Career Opportunities

Skills acquired through the Minor in Biology can aid in careers across disciplines, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health care
  • Environmental protection
  • Law

A total of 15 credit hours in coursework must be completed to earn the Minor in Biology.

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Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the bioinformatics minor. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into the program.