The Department of Biology offers two 18-credit hour biology minors: a minor suggested for non-science majors and a minor suggested for science majors. Both courses of study provide a strong foundation in Biology. The minor for science majors allows a student the opportunity to explore mechanistic aspects of biological science, whereas the minor for non-science majors relates biological science to broader societal issues. It is the student's choice which biology minor to complete, regardless of major.
Both majors require the introductory 3-course sequence BIOL-L 111, BIOL-L 112, and BIOL-L 113. The non-science option also requires BIOL-L 350 and BIOL-L 369, as well as a 300-level statistics course or one of BIOL-L 330 or BIOL-L 340. The science major option also requires a 300-level statistics course or a 3-credit upper-level Biology major lecture or lab, plus additional biology major upper-level courses to reach at least 18 credit hours.
Our Biology minors provide students with an understanding of the processes through which evolution leads to organismal diversity and adaptation; the biology of individual organisms, populations, and ecosystems; biological mechanisms at the cellular level; and other areas of interest depending on the courses selected.