Biology Minor

From our cells to our genes to the environment, biology is the study of life. Study your specific interests from a diverse range of course offerings: marine biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics, environmental science, botany, parasitology, ecology, and biotechnology. Gain hands-on experience through lab projects.

Minor in Biology (17-20 hours)

Five (5) 3-4 hour courses in biology, 3 of which must have a laboratory component:

  • BIO 105 Cells to Self
  • BIO 106 Mendel, Darwin, and the World We Live In
  • BIO 120 Human Genetics and Society
  • BIO 153 Foundations of Biology I
  • BIO 154 Foundations of Biology II
  • BIO 209 Marine Biology
  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 214 Human Physiology
  • BIO 216 Introduction to Microbiology
  • BIO 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics
  • BIO 230 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior
  • BIO 248 Issues in Environmental Biology
  • BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador
  • BIO 301 Field Biology
  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIO 312 Evolution
  • BIO 313 Economic Botany
  • BIO 315 Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 317 Microbiology
  • BIO 318 Immunology
  • BIO 320 Parasitology
  • BIO 323 Ecology
  • BIO 324 Field Botany
  • BIO 326 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 328 General Physiology
  • BIO 330 Seminar in Molecular/Cellular Biology
  • BIO 331 Biotechnology
  • BIO 332 Ornithology
  • BIO 333 Biomedical Technology, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • BIO 335 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship