Biology Minor

Biology Minor

Combining the biology minor with another area of study gives you valuable expertise in cross-disciplinary areas, as well as the opportunity to make your academic preparation distinctive. With a comprehensive, well-rounded education you may become broader and more expert in your field, and more competitive in the job market. There are some fields where the biology minor is particularly desirable. For example, a minor in biology can be beneficial to students in majors preparing them for health care services, marketing biomedical products, or the management of a biologically based company. A minor in biology can be a good addition to majors like communications, political science, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, agriculture, or engineering.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses

BIOL 110 (GN), 4 credits

Select (2) courses from the following: BIOL 240W GN(4)BIOL 220W GN(4), or BIOL 230W GN(4).

Additional Courses

Select additional courses from BIOBD offerings excluding BIOBD 494A, 494B, 495, and 496.

A minimum of 6 credits of 400-level coursework is required.


The Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin is the official source for University requirements. Please consult it when making up your program.