Biology (Minor)

Arts and Sciences
Biology

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Course Descriptions
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There are two options for completing a Biology minor. Students who wish to complete a minor are encouraged to seek guidance from an advisor in the Biology department to select the option best suited to their academic program.

CourseDescriptionCredits
EFFECTIVE FALL 2018 

Requirements for the Biology Minor

13-18.5 

Option I

 

I. Required Courses

13 
BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
CHEM108Principles of Chemistry I 3.5 
CHEM109Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1.5 

II. Choose one of the following courses:

3.5 
BIO301Molecular Biology and Biotechnology* 
BIO308Invertebrate Biology 4.5 
BIO309Biology of the Chordates 4.5 
BIO320Cell Biology 4.5 
BIO325Histology 4.5 
BIO331Plant Biology 4.5 
BIO334Comparative Physiology 4.5 
BIO403Ecology 4.5 
BIO410Neurobiology* 
BIO412Biochemistry* 
or 
CHEM412Biochemistry* 
BIO444Genetics* 4.5 
BIO452Developmental Biology* 4.5 
BIO465Microbiology* 4.5 
BIO466Immunology* 4.5 
BIO480Theory and Experimentation in Biotechnology* 
BIO477Evolution* 

Option 2 (for Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science majors)

 

I. Choose any four of the following courses:

13-18.5 
BIO301Molecular Biology and Biotechnology* 
BIO308Invertebrate Biology 4.5 
BIO309Biology of Chordates 4.5 
BIO320Cell Biology 4.5 
BIO325Histology 4.5 
BIO331Plant Biology 4.5 
BIO334Comparative Physiology 4.5 
BIO403Ecology 4.5 
BIO410Neurobiology* 
BIO412Biochemistry* 
or 
CHEM412Biochemistry* 
BIO444Genetics* 4.5 
BIO452Developmental Biology* 4.5 
BIO465Microbiology* 4.5 
BIO466Immunology* 4.5 
BIO477Evolution* 
BIO480Theory and Experimentation in Biotechnology* 

Total credits to complete a Biology minor: 13-18.5

*Additional pre-requisite courses required.

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