Biomolecular Engineering Minor

for the Minor in Biomolecular Engineering

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department faculty: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Faculty

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overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Biomolecular Engineering is a broad, interdisciplinary field with its main goal of engineering value-added biomolecules and biomolecular systems for applications in medical, chemical, agricultural and food industries. Its practice ranges from fundamental study of biomolecules and biomolecular systems to the design of cellular factories and artificial organs. The Biomolecular Engineering minor is designed to better prepare non-chemical engineering students for careers in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and biotechnology industries. This minor is not open to students majoring in chemical engineering. Those students should instead take the biomolecular engineering concentration if they are interested in biomolecular engineering coursework.

Students may fulfill the requirements for a minor in biomolecular engineering by completing the following course sequence. For further information, please contact the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

MCB 450Introductory Biochemistry3
CHBE 221Principles of CHE3
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3
Biomolecular Engineering Electives 19
Technical Electives 23
Total Hours21

For more information regarding to the Biomolecular Engineering minor, contact the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Office, 114 Roger Adams Laboratory, (217) 244-2021,