Minors

Biology Minor

One of the best parts about studying biology is the variety. Whether you’re interested in cell biology or molecular biology or immunology or anything in between, you can dive in and study the topics in the field that interest you. If you’ve already chosen your course of study but have an interest in biology, adding a Minor in Biology could be the perfect solution for you!

With this minor, you’ll gain an understanding of key biological concepts and learn how to evaluate things within the field for yourself. With courses ranging from Introduction to Biology to Cell Physiology to Ecology, you’ll get to tailor your minor to your interests while covering a wide range of topics.

To earn a minor in biology students must take the following courses:
Required:

BIOL-L 211/213 Molecular Biology with lab or PLSC-B 203 Survey of the Plant Kingdom (5 cr.), BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.) plus 6 to 10 hours from the following: BIOL-L 364 Principles of Genetics (3 cr.), BIOL-L 321 Immunology (3 cr.), BIOL-L 367 Cell Physiology (3 cr.), BIOL-L 473 Ecology (3 cr.), MICR-M 310/315 Microbiology/Lab (5 cr.), PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr.), ZOOL-Z 315 Developmental Anatomy (5 cr.). Other courses may be substituted by permission of the biology faculty. Students must take all the necessary prerequisites before enrolling in courses required for the minor. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses taken for the minor.

For the most current requirements for this minor, check out the Academic Bulletin. If the biology minor sounds like something you’d love to explore, reach out to your advisor or chat with someone in the School of Sciences today. We’re ready to help!

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