The minor in Biology provides students with a basic understanding of general biology to supplement a student’s major in another discipline. Through consultation with a faculty advisor, students may select elective courses that focus on cell and molecular biology, biomedical sciences, organismal biology, or environmental studies. The Minor curriculum also includes a basic background in Chemistry. The Minor in Biology prepares students for careers in academic and industrial research; teaching, through the alternate pathway to certification; and for various careers in the publishing, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries.
|Required Biology Courses: 1||8|
|BIOL 130||Principles Biology I||4|
|BIOL 131||Principles Biology II||4|
|Elective Biology Courses: 1,2||16|
|Select a minimum of 16 credits from Biology courses numbered BIOL 230 and higher.|
|Required Chemistry Courses: 1||10|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I Lecture||3|
|CHEM 1105||General Chemistry Recitation/Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II Lecture||3|
|CHEM 1106||General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory||2|
Elective courses are selected from Biology courses numbered higher than BIOL 230. At least 4 credits must be selected from courses numbered 300 or higher and at least 3 credits must be selected from courses numbered 300 or higher. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in BIOL 130 and BIOL 131 must be attained in order to enroll in advanced courses. Both BIOL 204 and BIOL 237 must be successfully completed in order to earn credit toward Biology Department requirements.
A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in each Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics course to satisfy Biology degree requirements.