Biology Minor

Administered by the Department of Integrative Biology under the School of Life Sciences.

Students majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biohealth Sciences, Biology, Botany, Microbiology and Zoology cannot declare the Biology minor. The courses below may be shared with other majors outside of those listed above.

The Biology minor includes a required introductory biology sequence with a chemistry prerequisite or corequisite for the second term of each series. A term of organic chemistry, CH 331 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY or CH 334 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, is required to take BB 314 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and some of the listed physiology courses. A C– or better in the BI 21x or 20x series is required to complete the minor.

Required
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
Option 2
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I (Ecampus)
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY III
BI 311GENETICS4
Electives
Select one from each of the following subject areas:12-16
Cellular and Molecular Biology
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
*INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Ecology
*HUMAN ECOLOGY
MARINE ECOLOGY
ECOLOGY
PLANT ECOLOGY
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
*BIODIVERSITY: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONSERVATION
Evolution
*INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION
EVOLUTION
Organismal and Physiology
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and ADVANCED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
PLANT STRUCTURE
PLANT SYSTEMATICS
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGY
BIOLOGY OF INSECTS
VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY I
VERTEBRATE ENDOCRINOLOGY
BEHAVIORAL NEUROBIOLOGY
INSECT PHYSIOLOGY
HERPETOLOGY
AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY
Total Hours28-32

Minor Code: 509