Animal Biotechnology - Minor

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Minor

The Animal Biotechnology minor at Utah State University equips students with valuable knowledge and hands-on training in critical biotechnology techniques and procedures.

Our program, housed in the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, prepares students for a wide range of careers in the life sciences industry.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn about ethical issues in genetic engineering and biotechnology, gain proficiency in cell culture and molecular cloning methods, understand animal molecular biology, and develop skills in science communication.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Biotechnology Research Scientist
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Analyst



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in ADVS courses. Transfer students must have a minimum of one 3-credit upper-division course in residency with the approval of the ADVS academic advisor.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all courses applied toward this minor.

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