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The biology minor at USciences is built upon the core coursework of the biology major, including fundamental explorations of general biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics. The biology minor is a perfect complement for another major in the sciences, and provides pre-health students with all of the prerequisites to apply to graduate or professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and more.
Coursework & Duration
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|BS 466||Genetics||4 credits|
|BS 243||Microbial Science||3 credits|
|BS 244||Microbial Science Lab||1 credit|
10 required hours that may be taken from any category or categories. See biology major curriculum for more elective information.
Requirements & Expectations
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.
Catherine Purzycki, MS
McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 344
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495