Please note that the Biology minor is not available to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
The biology minor offers students foundational knowledge of biological principles, chemistry, genetics and ecology. A background in biological sciences can lead to a variety of careers, including jobs in medicine* and allied fields, education, biotechnology, environmental agencies, science writing, forensic science, research, law, marine biology and more. Students may supplement their major course of study while honing their investigative and research skills, improving analytical and communication abilities and learning how to identify and solve problems using critical reasoning.
*Pre-health students may especially benefit from the interdisciplinary neuroscience degrees offered at the university.
Prerequisites (8 Hours)
Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
|BIOL 101||Biological Principles I||3|
|BIOL 101L||Biological Principles I Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 102||Biological Principles II||3|
|BIOL 102L||Biological Principles II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 111||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 111L||General Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHEM 112||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 112L||General Chemistry II Lab||1|
|CHEM 333||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|Total Credit Hours||19|
Required Biology Courses (9 Hours)
|BIOL 301||Ecology and Evolution||3|
|BIOL 302||Cell and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL 303||Fundamental Genetics||3|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Note: At least two of these must be completed before progressing to a higher level.
Biology Electives (9 Hours)
- Nine additional hours selected from BIOL 300 through 600 levels, with at least 3 of these hours being lab credits (any course BIOL 300-599 lab course in which students have also completed the associated lecture)