Biology Minor

The minimum prerequisites for the biology minor are a B- in CHEM 101 or a B in one year of high school chemistry, a B- in BIOL 101 or a B in one year of high school biology, and a B- in MATH 110. Students may not earn a biology minor if they are majoring in allied health or biochemistry.

Students must complete all prerequisites for a BIOL or CHEM course with a C- or higher before being allowed to take the course (except as noted in the course description). A student must complete each BIOL or CHEM course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a biology minor requirement.

Lower-division Requirements20
General Biology I 1
General Biology II
General Chemistry I 1,2
Biology of Microorganisms
Cell Biology
Upper-division Electives6
Choose electives from the following list. These may not include units used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major.
Ecology 3
Vertebrate Biology
Medical Microbiology
Mammalian Physiology
Plant Biology
Science Internship
Molecular Biology
Stewardship Ecology
Developmental Biology
Advanced Topics in Biology
Directed Research
Total Units26

Meets the General Education Natural Science requirement.


This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.