This interdisciplinary minor augments the existing biology or biomedical engineering major by requiring students to complete courses in laboratory operations management (LOM) and global business management (GBM) as well as participate in a one-semester, hands-on internal independent study and a one-semester external internship. LOM courses provide students with a comprehensive background in national biological and chemical safety standards, and rules regarding experimentation with animals in laboratories carrying out medical, genetic, oncology, or other types of research. Students are also required to obtain certificates in their future field of study.

LOM minors have completed external internships or gained continuous employment at such places as:

Required Courses

  • Laboratory Operations Management I 1
  • Laboratory Operations Management II 1
  • BI 409A or BI 410A Independent Study
  • External Internship
  • MT 210 Financial Accounting
  • ID 327 Managing Projects or MT 251 Management Information Systems
  1. LOM I and LOM II can be taken in any order
I was offered an internship because I mentioned I was minoring in laboratory operations management and it helped me stand out from other candidates. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for having Dr. Hogan as a mentor through my junior and senior year. I can confidently say that he has helped me tremendously in preparing me for my future in the industry.
Graciella Molinari