Biology, Minor

The Biology minor introduces students to fundamental topics in the areas of cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, and ecology and evolution. This broad range of coursework is designed to provide students with a sufficient background to understand the basics underlying many of the current advances in the field.

Minor Requirements
Introductory Biology
Select one of the following tracks:2-3
Track 1:
Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life
Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory
Introductory Organismal Biology Lab
Track 2:
Introduction to Biology A
Introduction to Biology B
Introductory Chemistry
Select 2 course units of Introductory Chemistry courses2
Intermediate Level Biology
Select four courses from four different groups:4
Group 1:
Biochemistry
Principles of Biological Chemistry
Cell Biology
Group 2:
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Group 3:
Vertebrate Physiology
The Evolution of Animal Behavior
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Group 4:
Evolutionary Biology
Ecology: From individuals to ecosystems
Additional Biology Course
Select 1 course unit of Additional Biology Course (Track 1 only)1
Total Course Units9

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.