Degree Type: Minor
Format: In-Person

A biology minor is for students who want to learn how living systems work – from the cellular level to the ecosystem level. This minor will give you practical laboratory skills and foundational knowledge in biology, and you’ll understand how the process of science is used to create new knowledge about humans, other organisms, and the world they live in. Add this minor to other majors to prepare for physical therapy, to add another area of expertise for secondary education students, or just because you love learning about biology! You’ll learn the fundamentals first, then select courses that are interesting to you with the help of your advisor.


21 credits: 12 credits in residence. 6 credits upper division.
Required Courses:
BIO 211 General Biology I 4
BIO 212 General Biology II 4
BIO 245 Evolution 3
BIO 250 Genetics 4
Upper division Biology courses chosen with advisor 6