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The Minor in Biology provides students with the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills in biology, and at the same time, provide additional options for students still wishing to have an emphasis in another field of science (e.g. chemistry). This Minor is also intended to provide students with additional qualifications, thereby enhancing their options in science-related careers and graduate studies, particularly in fields such as biotechnology and the environmental sciences.

Administered by: Department of Chemistry and Biology

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

BLG 143 Biology I
BLG 144 Biology II

Plus four (4) of the following:

BCH 261 Biochemistry
BCH 361 Advanced Biochemistry I
BCH 463 Advanced Biochemistry II
BLG 151 Microbiology I
BLG 230 Botany
BLG 251 Microbiology II
BLG 307 Molecular Biology
BLG 311 Cell Biology
BLG 312 Invertebrate Zoology
BLG 315 Evolution
BLG 316 Zoology
BLG 351 Applied Microbiology
BLG 400 Genetics
BLG 401 Ecotoxicology
BLG 402 Limnology
BLG 411 Cell Biology II
BLG 567 Ecology
BLG 578 Pharmacology
BLG 600 Physiology
BLG 678 Current Topics in Biology
BLG 700 Anatomy
BLG 785 Developmental Biology
BLG 788 Current Topics in Biotechnology
BLG 800 Genomics and Proteomics
BLG 856 Immunology
BLG 888 Molecular Biology Laboratory


Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.