Minor in Biology

Minor in Biology

MINOR IN BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

The Minor in Biology provides a broad-based education in modern life science to supplement study in another major program. 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.
 
1.  A minimum of 24 credits in Biology: 
Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.
 

  Course Code
 
  Course Title
 
  Credits
 BIOL 130*
 
 Principles of Biology I
 
 4
 BIOL 131*
 
 Principles of Biology II
 
 4
 BIOL 2xx*
 
 Biology electives 
 
 7-8
 BIOL 3xx*
 
 Biology electives
 
 0-8
 BIOL 4xx*
 
 Biology electives
 
 0-8

2. Ten (10) credits in Chemistry:

  Course Code
 
  Course Title
 
  Credits
 CHEM 105*
 
 General Chemistry I
 
 3
 CHEM 1105*
 
 General Chemistry I Lab 
 
 2
 CHEM 106*
 
 General Chemistry II
 
 3
 CHEM 1106*
 
 General Chemistry II Lab
 
 2

3. A minimum grade of “C” in each Biology and Chemistry course.

4.  Students should consult with their major department advisor to determine how best to supplement their major field.

Notes: A minimum CGPA of 2.0 in Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology II must be attained in order to enroll in advanced courses.
Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. Similarly, Chemistry 207 are recommended prerequisites for some 300- and 400-level Biology courses.

Students are advised to complete at least Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 prior to beginning their junior year.

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