University Catalog 2023-2024

Biomanufacturing (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Minor in Biomanufacturing is intended to provide new graduates with the knowledge base and hands-on skills that will prepare them to quickly contribute to a cGMP biomanufacturing operation in significant ways and should reduce the time needed for on-the-job training in those operations. Interested students should contact the representatives listed below.

Administration of the Minor in Biomanufacturing

The BTEC staff will hold primary responsibility for administration of the Minor in Biomanufacturing Information about the Minor and application materials will be handled by an Administrative Assistant and the Assistant Director for Student Coordination will be the primary contact and academic advisor for the students who elect to enroll in the Minor.


For additional information about the Minor in Biomanufacturing contact:

Pa Nhia Moore
195 BTEC Bldg
Centennial Campus


Plan Requirements

Requirements for the undergraduate Minor in Biomanufacturing include a minimum of 15 credit hours as specified below. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher.

Prerequisite Courses to Enter the Minor: All students must complete both CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science and BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Additional prerequisite courses in CH 221 Organic Chemistry I and CH 223 Organic Chemistry II will be required to complete the minor.  Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Required Courses
Introductory Seminar:1
Introduction to Drug Development and Careers in Biomanufacturing
Basic Microbiology Laboratory Course:1-4
Select one of the following:
Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing
Manipulation of Recombinant DNA
General Microbiology Laboratory
Inquiry-Guided Microbiology Lab
Base Biomanufacturing Sequence:4
Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms
Principles and Applications of Bioseparations
Biomanufacturing Specialization:4
Select one specialization area:
Upstream Operations:
Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
and cGMP Fermentation Operations
Downstream Operations:
Introduction to Downstream Process Development
and cGMP Downstream Operations
Elective Courses:5
Select 5 credits of the following:
Any 4** or 5** Level BEC course
Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
Introduction to Downstream Process Development
Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing
Bioreactor Design
Fundamentals of Bio-Nanotechnology
Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
cGMP Fermentation Operations
Tissue Engineering Technologies
cGMP Downstream Operations
Animal Cell Culture Engineering
Special Topics in Biomanufacturing
Biomanufacturing Research Projects
Biopharmaceutical Product Characterization Techniques
Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocessing
General Biochemistry
Principles of Biochemistry
Manipulation of Recombinant DNA
Animal Cell Culture Techniques
Principles of Genetics
Microbial Biotechnology
Total Hours15-18