A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work, with at least 9 hours of upper division course work (numbered 3000 or above). Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor. The intent of establishing minor fields of study is to offer students the opportunity to broaden their education through the minor field. The selection of a minor field of study should be made to fulfill this goal.

The department shall make available to students the requirements for the minor--the total number of hours required, along with the enumeration of any particular courses that are mandated or excluded, residency requirements (if any) for the minor courses, and grade requirements for minor courses if those requirements differ from the general University standard for credit (a D as the minimum passing grade).

A student may select a minor in consultation with his or her advisor. The student may then consult an advisor in the minor field who can inform the student of remaining requirements for the minor. When the student has met the requirements for the minor, the advisor in the minor field will then certify that fact to the student's dean. The completed minor will be recorded on the student's permanent transcript, but not on the diploma. For students completing a minor after graduation, the statement shall appear on the transcript in chronological order following the courses taken subsequent to graduation. A student must be enrolled at the time a minor is approved by the University Council, or subsequent to that date, to receive credit for the minor. A student may have more than one minor.

Select a Minor:

Minors Listing

Minor - Biology

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
Only 4 hours of research can count towards the 15 hours in the Biology minor. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in minor course work. All upper-level Biology courses must be taken in residence. Readings and Internship courses are not allowed in the minor.

Required Courses (7-8 hours):
Choose two of the following options:
BCMB 3100 or BCMB 3100H or BCMB 4020/6020 3 or 4
CBIO 3400 or CBIO 3400H or CBIO 3600 or PBIO 3600 4
(ECOL 3500, ECOL 3500L) or (ECOL 3505H, ECOL 3505L) or GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3000H or PBIO 3650-3650L 4
GENE 3200-3200D or GENE 3200H 4

Choose 7-8 hours from the following:
ANTH(ECOL) 4210L/6210L
ANTH(BIOL)(ECOL)(ENTO)(PBIO) 4260/6260-4260L/6260L
ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290
ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L
ANTH 4790/6790
BCMB 3433
BCMB 3600
BCMB 4010/6010
BCMB 4020/6020
BCMB 4030L
BCMB(CHEM) 4110/6110
BCMB 4120/6120 or BCMB 4121H
BCMB 4130
BCMB(ENTO)(BTEC) 4200/6200
BINF(PBIO) 4550/6550
BIOL 3110L
BIOL(FANR) 3460 or BIOL(FANR) 3460H
BIOL 3710L
BIOL 3720L
BIOL 4200W or BIOL 4300W/6300W
BIOL 4910
BIOL 4960 or BIOL 4960R
BIOL(CBIO)(VPAT) 5040/7040
BIOL(CBIO) 5050L/7050L
CBIO 3000-3000L
CBIO 3010-3010L
CBIO 3050
CBIO 3200L
CBIO 3600
CBIO 3710
CBIO(MIBO)(IDIS) 4100/6100-4100D/6100D
CBIO 4200 or CBIO 4200H
CBIO 4340/6340
CBIO 4500/6500
CBIO(PBIO) 4600/6600-4600L/6600L
CBIO 4730/6730
CHEM(BCMB) 4190/6190
CRSS(HORT)(ECOL) 4590/6590
CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
ECOL 3000-3000L
ECOL 3100-3100L
ECOL 3220
ECOL 3220L
(ECOL 3500, ECOL 3500L)
(ECOL 3505H, ECOL 3505L)
ECOL 3530
ECOL 3600
ECOL 3820
ECOL 3880H
ECOL 4000/6000
ECOL 4010/6010
ECOL 4050/6050-4050L/6050L
ECOL 4070/6070-4070L/6070L
ECOL 4130L
ECOL(BIOL) 4150/6150-4150L/6150L
ECOL 4160-4160L
ECOL(MARS) 4225-4225L
ECOL 4240-4240L
ECOL 4280/6280
ECOL 4280L/6280L
(ECOL(FISH)(WASR) 4310/6310, ECOL(FISH)(WASR) 4310L/6310L)
ECOL(BIOL)(MARS) 4330/6330-4330L/6330L
ECOL 4500/6500
ECOL 4540/6540
EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
ENTO 3140-3140L
ENTO 3645
(ENTO 3650, ENTO 3650L)
ENTO 4000/6000-4000L/6000L
ENTO 4450/6450
FDST(MIBO) 4120/6120-4120L/6120L
FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300
FISH(ECOL) 4360/6360
FISH 4500/6500
FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L
GENE 3000-3000D
GENE 3210L
GENE 3220L
GENE(ECOL) 4020W/6020W
GENE 4200/6200
GENE 4210L
GENE 4220L
GENE 4230L
GENE 4240L
GENE 4300/6300
GENE(CBIO) 4310/6310
GENE 4400/6400
GENE 4500/6500
GENE 4520/6520
GENE(ECOL) 4530/6530
GENE 4540/6540
GENE 4550/6550
HORT(CRSS) 4430/6430
IDIS 3100
MARS 3450
MARS 3550
MARS(PBIO) 4160-4160L
MARS(FISH) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L
MARS 4200/6200
MARS 4500/6500
MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620
MARS 4810/6810
MIBO 3500
MIBO 3500L
MIBO 3510L
MIBO 4090/6090
MIBO 4110
MIBO(POPH) 4220/6220
MIBO(POPH) 4220S/6220S
MIBO(POPH)(IDIS) 4450/6450-4450L/6450L
MIBO 4300/6300
MIBO 4500/6500
MIBO 4600L/6600L
MIBO 4680/6680
MIBO 4700/6700
MIBO 4710L/6710L
PATH(PBIO) 4200/6200-4200L/6200L
PBIO 3270
PBIO 3650-3650L
PBIO(CRSS) 4500/6500
PBIO 4640/6640-4640L/6640L
PBIO 4650/6650-4650L/6650L
PBIO(ECOL) 4520/6520
PBIO(ECOL) 4720/6720
PBIO(ECOL) 4750/6750
PMCY 3000
POPH(MIBO)(IDIS) 4650/6650
POUL(BIOL) 4060/6060
PSYC 4120
PSYC 4130
PSYC 4140
PSYC 4150
PSYC 5850
VPAT 4000/6000
VPHY 3100
VPHY 3108
VPHY 4200/6200
VPHY 4300/6300
VPHY 4600/6600
(WILD(ECOL) 3580, WILD(ECOL)3580L)
WILD(ECOL) 4040/6040-4040L/6040L
WILD(BIOL) 4050/6050-4050L/6050L
WILD(ECOL) 4060/6060-4060L/6060L
WILD(ECOL)(POPH) 4575/6575


For more information about minor course work, contact:
            Elizabeth Fuller
            Biology Advising Office