Minor in Biology (22 credits)

The minor in Biology is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern biology.  The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Botany or Zoology. The requirements for the minor in Biology include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.



  • BIO 100 – Basic Biology Credits: 4
  • BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms Credits: 4

  • BMB 280 – Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Credits: 3


  • BIO 480 – Cell Biology Credits: 3

  • BIO 319 – General Ecology Credits: 3


  • SMS 300 – Marine Ecology Credits: 3


  • WLE 200 – Ecology Credits: 3

  • Any  courses from Biological Sciences Areas I-V in Biology BA and BS programs1,2 Credits: 8


1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose from Areas III, IV, and V only, and the courses must not be BMB courses

2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences,  Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from Areas I-V that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major