The minor in biology is intended for students who wish to enhance their biology background in order to complement their major, broadly explore curriculum across the department, and/or focus on a concentration or prepare for post-graduate degree or career. Prior to declaring their biology minor, students must develop a plan of study approved by the Biology Program Coordinator. No more than two courses from the student’s major may be applied to the biology minor. Students must earn a grade of C or higher for a course to count toward the biology minor.
With permission from the Biology Program Coordinator, one course may be an internship (BIOL 4498), independent study (BIOL 4599), or laboratory research (BIOL 4595), each of which would also require a faculty advisor. Note that some 2000-level or higher biology courses may have prerequisites, including one or more chemistry courses.
Two biology courses at the 2000-level or higher (a total of 6-8 credits) plus
One biology laboratory course (4 credits) at the 2000-level or higher