Minor in Biology
For students who wish to combine biology studies with other disciplines, the minor provides a flexible option.
Starting with two foundational courses in cellular and molecular biology and laboratory basics, students fill out the remaining required credits with electives to suit their academic or career path. Elective classes delve into a variety of topics, from evolution and plant diversity to parasitology and animal behavior
|BISC 1111||Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules|
|BISC 1112||Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms|
|12 credits in biological sciences (BISC) courses taken at the 2000 to 4000 levels and/or from the following approved non-BISC courses:|
|BIOC 3261||Introductory Medical Biochemistry|
|BIOC 3262||Biochemistry Laboratory|
|BIOC 3263||Special Topics in Biochemistry|
|BIOC 3564||Lipid Biotechnology|
|CHEM 3165||Biochemistry I|
|CHEM 3166W||Biochemistry II|
|CHEM 3262||Biochemistry Laboratory|
|CHEM 3564||Lipid Biotechnology|
|GEOL 2151||Introduction to Paleontology|
*Honors Program students and those who have been invited to join the Scholars in Quantitative and Natural Sciences (SQNS) Program take BISC 1120 instead of BISC 1125 for the lab component.
Minor in Sustainability
For students eager to learn about sustainable, science-based solutions to environmental problems, the minor in sustainability is a popular choice. Overseen by the Provost and involving several departments across the university (including biology, social justice, law, business and geography), this minor pairs classroom instruction with community-based learning and research. Minors must complete 18 credits from one of three tracks, with Track A offering the deepest focus on biological sciences.