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Biology Minor

Students with a minor in biology are well prepared to pursue opportunities in the workforce or in graduate or professional schools. Many get advanced degrees in medicine or biology, while others seek employment in the health, pharmaceutical or biotechnological professions.

You must complete 18 credits above the introductory level for a minor in biology. Of these 18 credits, a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

Prerequisite Courses

  • BS 103/BS 104 General Biology I, II (Credits: 8)
    or BS 130/BS 131 Introductory Biology I, II (Credits: 8)

Required courses

  • BS 240 Basics of Microbiology (Credits: 4)
    or BS 241 Microbiology (Credits: 4)
  • BS 466 Genetics (Credits: 4)

Elective courses

10 required hours that may be taken from any category or categories.  See biology major curriculum for more elective information.
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