Biology Minors

Minor in Biology – 18 credits minimum

The minor in Biology is designed for students interested in Biology in general or in preparation for health/medical areas. Because some courses have Pre-Requisites and some are not given every year, a student interested in this minor needs to be advised by the Biology Department. Students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses required to successfully complete the requirements for the Minor. Note: Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences majors may not obtain a minor in Biology. Requirements:

  • Six Biology courses, including at least two above the 100-level.

 

Minor in Molecular Biology – 22 credits minimum
This minor is designed for Science, Mathematics or Computer Science majors who have an interest in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. Biology majors may minor in Molecular Biology only if at least two of the courses for the minor do not count towards their requirements for the major. Students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses required to successfully complete the requirements for the Minor. Courses are 3 credits unless indicated. Requirements:

  • BIOL-111: Principles of Biology I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-112: Principles of Biology II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-201: Cell Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL-217: Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL-233: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL-351: Molecular Biology

 

Minor in Environmental Sciences – 18 credits minimum

The minor in Environmental Sciences is designed for the non-major who has an interest in the more scientific aspects of Environmental Sciences. Biology majors may minor in Environmental Sciences only if at least two of the Environmental courses for the minor do not count towards their requirements for the major. Students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses required to successfully complete the requirements for the Minor. Courses are 3 credits unless indicated. Requirements:

 

BIOL-111: Principles of Biology I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

BIOL-112: Principles of Biology II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

 

Choice of any four of the following:  

  • BIOL-106: Ecology and Environmental Issues (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-125: Ponds and Streams (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-145: Forests and Fields (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-206: General Zoology (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
  • BIOL-233: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL-312: Watersheds and Freshwater Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL-322: Terrestrial Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL-325: Marine Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL-333: Evolution