The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and the Marshall School of Business jointly offer the cross-departmental minor in biotechnology. This minor brings essential knowledge in the basic sciences together with the corporate skills needed in a rapidly growing industry. The minor is especially well suited for the business, biological sciences, chemistry or engineering student seeking a career in business and/or the biomedical/bio-technical sciences.
This minor requires a varying number of units beyond major requirements depending upon the student’s major program of study: biological sciences (BA or BS), 16–18 additional units; business (BS), 28 additional units; chemistry (BA or BS), 32–34 additional units.
Students in other majors may be required to complete up to 46 units for the minor depending on whether their major includes any of the minor requirements and their prerequisites.
Please see a biological sciences or business adviser for specific program requirements.