The 20 hours that comprise the Biology Minor provide students from any discipline the opportunity to explore the life sciences beyond the University Core Curriculum. It is recommended that students who wish to take the Biology Minor use Biology I and Biology II to fulfill the Life and Physical Sciences requirement in the University Core Curriculum. All coursework in the Biology Minor must be from either the Biology BS program, or, with approval, the Biomedical BS program. Non-majors courses in either prefix (BIOL or BIMS) cannot be applied to the Biology Minor.
Students majoring in Biomedical Sciences MAY NOT minor in Biology.
To complete the minor, students must take 8-9 hours of upper-level electives.
A minor requires at least six hours of upper-division (3000-4000 level) courses. At least one course at the 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level must include a laboratory component. With the exception of the courses listed below, any upper-division course with the BIOL prefix can be taken as an elective provided required prerequisites are met.
Upper division BIMS courses may be taken as electives with approval and if required prerequisites are met.
BIOL 4590 Selected Topics or BIMS 4590 Selected Topics may be taken with approval but no more than 4 hours of Selected Topics coursework can be applied to the Biology Minor.
The following courses will not count toward the Biology Minor: