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.


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

If BIOL 1110 Environmental Biology with Lab or BIOL 1140 Race, Class, Gender and the Environment with Lab are used as one of the 1000 level courses, another course may be substituted for BIOL 2710 Foundations of Biology III with Lab upon consultation with the department chair.