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Bioprocessing Sciences Minor

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Cutting-edge science to feed and fuel the future.

The interdisciplinary minor in bioprocessing sciences will provide students with a general understanding of principles and development of skills in bioprocessing technologies such as fermentation, bioseparation and energy transfer. Principles of quality control, operational efficiency, safety and project management are also important components of the minor. Students will learn how to apply these principles and technologies in commercial product bio-based manufacturing and environmental services.

Bioprocessing technologies are used in a variety of industries ranging from renewable fuels, food and drink products, pharma- and nutraceuticals and environmental remediation of wastes. This minor will combine courses from several disciplines to enhance the student’s knowledge of these technologies and provide hands-on experiences with their applications, thus helping to prepare students for career opportunities in the bioprocessing industries.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.