Coordinator: Dr. Gary Scott
The bioprocess science minor gives students an understanding of the rapidly developing bioprocessing industry, which uses the chemical, physical and biological processes developed by living organisms or their cellular components in a type of advanced manufacturing of specialty commercial products. Bioprocess science will influence diverse fields as it becomes widely used, such as for producing energy from sustainable sources.
This minor is available to all SU students as well as ESF students (except students in the bioprocess engineering program) who maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70, and who desire to develop greater knowledge of bioprocess science and its related fields.
Interested students must submit an application form, with courses listed, to the Paper and Bioprocess Science Minor Coordinator (205 Walters Hall) with approval of their academic advisor and the chair of their department. Students should declare the minor by the end of the sophomore year, but may get permission of their home department for enrollment at any time after that. Successful completion of the minor will be noted on the student’s transcript.
Eighteen credit hours (6 courses) are required to satisfy the minor.
PSE 370 Principles of Mass and Energy Balance (3) or similar;
BPE 310 Colloid and Interface Science (3) or similar;
BPE 420 Bioseparations (3) or similar.
Three Directed Elective Courses:
From both ESF and Syracuse University including biology, forestry, chemical engineering, chemistry, paper science and engineering, bioprocess engineering, and environmental and biological engineering. Students are required to complete at least one course in the area of chemistry, biology and chemical engineering.