2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Minor


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Requirements for Minors

  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be unduplicated, i.e., not used to simultaneously satisfy credit requirements of the major, core curriculum, or additional minors.
  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be completed in residence at UNH.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor (programs may set higher requirements).
  • A student may not declare a major and minor in the same program.

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.

Upon completion of the minor in biology, students will be able to:

  1. Apply core biological concepts while using the scientific method to interrogate biological systems.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use and critical evaluation of scientific literature.

All Majors EXCEPT Forensic Science - Biology Track


Required Courses (8 credits):


  • BIOL 2253 - Biology I: Molecular Basis of Life and
  • BIOL 2254 - Biology II: Organisms and Evolution

-or- 

  • BIOL 1121 - General and Human Biology with Laboratory I and
  • BIOL 2254 - Biology II: Organisms and Evolution

-or-

  • BIOL 1125 - Biology Foundations with Laboratory and
  • BIOL 2253 - Biology I: Molecular Basis of Life

-or-

  • BIOL 1125 - Biology Foundations with Laboratory and
  • BIOL 2254 - Biology II: Organisms and Evolution

Plus the following (a minimum of 10 credits):


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.

Forensic Science - Biology Track Majors


Plus the following (a minimum of 10 credits);


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

    or


  • * EXCEPT the following courses, which will not apply toward the Biology minor for Forensic Science - Biology Track majors:
                    BIOL 3306 - Genetics
                    BIOL 3311 - Molecular Biology
                    BIOL 4461 - Biochemistry
                    BIOL 4462 - Lab BIOL 4462

     

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