Minor in Biology

The Minor in Biology offers students in other disciplines the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in the diversity of life and biological processes.

The minor in Biology requires the completion of 29 credit hours, of which 12 credit hours must be at the upper division (i.e., 300 or 400 level).

A maximum of 14 credit hours which are used to fulfil requirements for a major or another minor may also be used to fulfil program requirements for a minor in Biology.

These 14 credit hours consist of 8 credit hours at the 100 level plus 6 credit hours at the 200 level or above.


BIOL 103-3        Introductory Biology I
BIOL 104-3        Introductory Biology II
BIOL 123-1        Introductory Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 124-1        Introductory Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 201-3        Ecology
BIOL 210-3        Genetics
BIOL 323-3        Evolutionary Biology

One of the following:

BIOL 202-3        Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 203-3        Microbiology
BIOL 204-3        Plant Biology

One of the following:

BIOL 301-3        Systematic Botany
BIOL 307-3        Ichthyology and Herpetology
BIOL 308-3        Ornithology and Mammalogy
BIOL 318-3        Fungi and Lichens

One of the following:

BIOL 304-3        Plants, Society and the Environment
BIOL 311-3        Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 321-3        Animal Physiology

Three additional credit hours in Biology at the 300 or 400 level.