Biology Minor


Combining the biology minor with another area of study gives you valuable expertise in cross-disciplinary areas, as well as the opportunity to make your academic preparation distinctive. With a comprehensive, well-rounded education you may become broader and more expert in your field, and more competitive in the job market. There are some fields where the biology minor is particularly desirable. For example, a minor in biology can be beneficial to students in majors preparing them for health care services, marketing biomedical products, or the management of a biologically based company. A minor in biology can be a good addition to majors like communications, political science, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, agriculture, or engineering.

Minor Requirements

BIOL 110 (GN), 4 credits

Plus two of the following:

BIOL 240W (GN), 4 credits

BIOL 220W (GN), 4 credits

BIOL 230W (GN), 4 credits

Select additional courses from BIOBD offerings excluding BIOBD 494A, 494B, 495, and 496. A minimum of 6 credits of 400-level coursework is required.


The Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin is the official source for University requirements. Consult it when making up your program.