Biology Minor

To declare a minor go to this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.  Note the form currently says it is to change your major but if you scroll through the form you will find the area to declare a minor.

Coursework for a minor in Biology

The biology minor is a broad minor focusing on the various aspects of biological sciences.  Students completing a minor in biology should acquire a basic knowledge of the biological sciences and become familiar with the scientific method and its applications in research.

Two prerequisite courses are required before you begin the biology minor. 

BIOL 1010/1011  or BIOL 1017/1018 Principles of Biology I and laboratory (can be used as Core)

BIOL 1020/1021  or BIOL 1027/1028 Principles of Biology II and laboratory (can be used as Core)

Students should check the prerequisite requirements for each course they plan to take.  Some courses require prerequisite courses.

Contact Person: Dr. Sue Thomson, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Select four courses (12 - 16  hrs); at least one course must be 3000 or 4000 level:

BIOL 2000 Nutrition
BIOL 2023 or 2020/2021 Botany
BIOL 2033 or 2030/2031 Zoology
BIOL 2040 Animal Nutrition
BIOL 2100/2101 Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
BIOL 2110/2111 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
BIOL 3100/3101 Biology of Forensics
BIOL 3010/3011 Microbiology
BIOL 3160 Clinical Pharmacology
BIOL 3250 Epidemiology
BIOL 3303 or 3300/3301 Genetics
BIOL 3400 Principles of Toxicology
BIOL 3800 Topics in Ecological Economics
BIOL 4013 or  4010/4011 Medical Microbiology
BIOL 4033 or 4030/4031 Virology
BIOL 4053 or 4050/4051 Industrial Microbiology
BIOL 4063 or 4060/4061 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 4073 or 4070/4071 Immunobiology
BIOL 4103 or 4100/4101 Developmental Biology
BIOL 4153 or 4150/4151 Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 4203 or 4200/4201 Ecology
BIOL 4210 Population Ecology
BIOL 4233 or 4230/4231 Environmental Pollution & Control
BIOL 4240 Ecosystems
BIOL 4343 or 4340/4341 Histology
BIOL4353 or 4350/4351 Cell Biology
BIOL 4400 Human Genetics
BIOL 4503 or 4500/4501 Freshwater Biology
BIOL 4513 or 4510/4511 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 4523 or 4520/4521 Wetlands
BIOL 4533 or 4530/4531 Conservation Biology
BIOL 4543 or 4540/4541 Field Botany
BIOL 4603 or 4600/4601 Molecular Genetic
BIOL 4663 or 4660/4661 Field Zoology
BIOL 4753 or 4750/4751 Endocrinology
BIOL 4760 Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 4803 or 4800/4801 Perspectives in Biology I
4970 Special Topics