BIT FAQs

What is “BIT”?

We use the abbreviation BIT for the Biotechnology Program because our courses are listed as BIT ### in the course catalog.

What programs does the Biotechnology Program offer?

We offer an undergraduate Biotechnology Minor and a graduate Biotechnology Minor.

Do you plan to offer a Biotechnology Major in the future?

No. We view biotechnology as a set of skills to be used in a variety of disciplines in the life sciences. Our program aims to complement a wide range of majors with hands-on laboratory skills.

Where is the BIT Program located?

Most BIT courses are offered in the Jordan Hall (6th floor) Biotechnology Education Facility (BEF).  However, a few courses are offered at other sites on NC State's North and Centennial Campuses.

What paperwork is required for the undergraduate minor?

Once you decide you would like to add the minor, you should fill out the Declare A Minor form for Registration & Records. Then, the semester prior to your graduation, you need to submit the minor certification form to your major academic advisor. Both forms need to be signed by the Biotechnology Academic Coordinator, Dr. Sue Carson.

What paperwork is required for the graduate minor?

You must declare the graduate minor in your graduate school plan of work. This will be approved or denied by the Biotechnology Program Director, Dr. Bob Kelly.

How does the BIT Program differ from the BTEC (Biomanufactuing) Program?

The BIT Program emphasizes laboratory molecular biology skills while BTEC Program focuses on biomanufacturing and large-scale production of biotechnology products.  Some students choose to take courses from both Programs.