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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Genomics and Biotechnology Minor

K-State’s minor in Applied Genomics and Biotechnology is designed to enhance the career options for students in animal and plant sciences. Upon completion of the minor, students will be more competitive to enter the workforce in the genomics and biotechnology area as well as be more prepared to continue on in a graduate research program.

Graduates of the program will have a broad knowledge of the application of biotechnology (e.g. techniques, ethics, potential risk, and intellectual property rights), genomics, and bioinformatics to plant and animal improvement. Students will exposed to techniques such as molecular cloning, PCR, genetic and disease diagnostics, as well as, bioinformatics analyses of genomic data, including sequence alignment, retrieval of data from public databases, DNA marker diversity and inheritance studies, genome mapping, and gene expression.

Program requirements (17-21 total credit hours)

The minor requires a total of 17-21 semester hours. To pursue the Applied Genomics and Biotechnology minor the student must file a letter of intent with the program coordinator prior to taking the last 3 courses. The undergraduate research project or internship must be pre-approved by the minor coordinator and students must enroll in PLPTH 614 , PLPTH 599  or equivalent to present a final report.

Choose one from the following:

Plus one additional course in genetics:

Select a research project or internship (minimum 1 credit hour)