The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Minor in Biology

Knowledge of biology is highly attractive as an adjunct to many other majors and professional fields.

The biology minor introduces students to core concepts in biological areas. It complements the requirements of premedical students, and provides a solid grounding for those interested in other health sciences and those who wish to pursue careers in the chemical and biochemical industries.

With this comprehensive preparation, students can become more competitive in the job market.


The mission of the biology minor is to offer a general but coherent program, providing students with basic knowledge in different fields of biology.

Educational objectives

The purpose of the minor in biology:

Student learning outcomes

Students with a Minor in Biology will:


Students interested in Minor in Biology must complete the following requirements.

Biology requirement (19 credits)

BIO201General Biology I4
BIO202General Biology II4
BIO345Cell and Molecular Biology4
BCH301Introduction to Biochemistry4

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