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We also offer a MAJOR in Biology.


The Biology Minor is available for students who wish to major in another field of study but who also would like to explore the field of biology in depth and have those explorations recognized on their official record. Requirements for the minor are shown below.


Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 24 hours with grades of “C-” or better in all courses is required.

Courses other than those offered only as pass/no pass may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis for this minor.

Additional Requirements: Proficiency exam during freshman and senior year.

Required Courses

BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
MT131 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Select 12 hours from the following.

BI330 Animal Diversity (4)
BI333 Plant Biology (4)
BI336 Evolution (4)
BI338 Vertebrate Anatomy (4)
BI340 Animal Physiology (4)
BI343 Microbiology and Immunology (4)
BI344 Disease Ecology (4)
BI346 Genetics (4)
BI347 Animal Behavior (4)
BI349 Parasitology (4)
BI350/350G Advanced Topics in Biology* (4)
BI434 Biochemistry II: Molecular Biology (4)
ES330/330G Topics in Field Biology (2-4)
ES332G Ecology and Conservation Biology (4)

*repeatable when topics vary