Minor in Craniofacial and Dental Biotechnology
The School of Dentistry, the Viterbi School of Engineering department of biomedical engineering and the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences department of biological sciences jointly offer the minor in craniofacial and dental biotechnology. This minor is designed to prepare engineering, pre-dental, pre-medical and biological sciences undergraduates to enter the dental biotechnology industry as well as to introduce them to recent innovations in craniofacial sciences and therapeutics. The coursework introduces students to concepts in craniofacial histology and embryology, head-and-neck anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology as well as applications to dental diagnostics, imaging, and dental therapies (dental implants, restorative dentistry, craniofacial genetics).
This minor requires a minimum of 18 units unique to the minor, and a varying number of total units beyond major requirements, depending upon the student’s major program of study and the elective(s) chosen by the student. Students may be required to complete a minimum of 38 units for the minor including pre-requisites or as much as 50 units, depending on whether their major includes any of the minor requirements or their prerequisites.
View a list of required and elective courses
here. Please see a biomedical engineering or biological sciences or a school of dentistry’s advisor for specific program requirements.
Click here for information on the the schedule of DHIS 310 and DENT 412
. For information on BME, BISC and MASC course offerings, please view the USC schedule of classes
Click here to download the application form
. Completed applications should be brought to Chris Noll in DRB 140.