Biochemical Engineering Minor

A branch of chemical engineering, Biochemical Engineering serves primarily the biopharmaceutical industry, which is responsible for the manufacture of antibiotics, vaccines, antibodies and most recently, cell therapy products. Villanova’s minor in Biochemical Engineering will prepare graduates to make an immediate impact designing and optimizing biopharmaceutical processes and products.

With an average annual salary of $88,800, strong job growth rate, and Villanova’s proximity to more than 1,200 pharmaceutical companies in the Philadelphia region, a minor in this rapidly evolving field is an excellent choice!


7 courses (including 2 laboratory requirements)

Elective Courses Biochemical Engineering (3)


Elective Courses Sciences (3)


Ethics Requirement (1)

Any course (3-credit minimum) that satisfies an ethics elective requirement in the curriculum of the student's major.


In the process of taking the 6 courses listed above, students must complete at least 2 courses with laboratories associated with them.  Those courses are identified with an (*).

No AP credit may fulfill any requirements for the minor.  A minimum of 5 courses must be taken at Villanova for completion of the minor.  

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dr. William Kelly, Director of the Biochemical Engineering Minor Program.

About the Bio Minors

Students can only obtain either the biochemical engineering or biomedical engineering minors.