Biology - Minor

A minor in biology supports and strengthens majors in fields such as public health, chemistry, psychology, and economics. In addition, the minor should be considered by students in pre-professional programs such as pre-physical therapy, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry and pre-pharmacy if they are  pursuing a major in a discipline other than biology.

This minor is offered in the College for Women only.

Curriculum: 2018-19

Two 1000-level biology courses, preferably:8
Foundations of Biology I with Lab
Foundations of Biology II with Lab
BIOL 2710Foundations of Biology III with Lab 14
Two 4-credit biology courses at or above the 3000 level that have a laboratory or field-based component8
Total Credits20

Curriculum: 2019-20

Two 1000-level biology courses, preferably:8
Foundations of Biology I with Lab
Foundations of Biology II with Lab
Two 4-credit biology courses at or above the 2700 level that have a laboratory or field-based component 8
4 biology credits at or above the 3000 (may include two 2-credit courses) 4
Total Credits20

Biology minors can be tailored to the interests of students:

  1.  Students interested in environmental biology would take BIOL 2710 Foundations in Biology III with lab and then select additional upper level 4-credit courses ranging from Ecology or Plant Biology to 2-credit courses uch as Algae as Bioindicators. The prerequisite, BIOL 2720 Sophomore Seminar, for these courses will be waived after students submit a requisite override when registering.
  2. Students majoring in public health could select upper level courses including Biology of Microorganisms, Comparative Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Immunology and Cell Biology. The prerequisites, BIOL 2710 Foundations in Biology III and BIOL 2720 Sophomore Seminar, for these courses will be waived after students submit a requisite override when registering.