Minor in Biological Sciences

About the Minor

The minor in Biological Sciences is designed for students who wish to become acquainted with the life sciences while pursuing a major in another area. This option should be particularly useful for students majoring in areas such as chemistry, engineering, physics, or psychology who are interested in admission to medical schools or graduate programs. Students interested in the minor should consult with an academic advisor in the department for help with course selections.

Program Requirements

Required Courses *
BIO 131Cells and Biomolecules **4.0
BIO 134Cells and Biomolecules Lab **1.0
BIO 132Genetics and Evolution4.0
BIO 135Genetics and Evolution Lab1.0
BIO 133Physiology and Ecology4.0
BIO 136Anatomy and Ecology Lab1.0
BIO 218Principles of Molecular Biology4.0
or BIO 209 Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology I
BIO 224Form, Function & Evolution of Vertebrates4.0
or BIO 201 Human Physiology I
Total Credits26.0

A grade of "C"  or better must be earned for each course in this minor for the course to meet the requirement.


BIO 131 and BIO 134 can be substituted with BIO 122.


The Biology Elective can be selected from any of the regularly offered Biology department lecture courses 200-level and above according to your specific interests. BIO 200, BIO 204, BIO 205, BIO 207, BIO 208, BIO 212 and BIO 226 will not count towards the Biology elective. Note that existing course prerequisites may affect which courses may be selected.

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