Biology Minor

Explore the major concepts in the biological sciences with a minor in Biology. You will gain hands-on experience through lab projects and a diverse knowledge of many areas of biology through course offerings in topics such as marine biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics, environmental science, botany, parasitology, ecology, and biotechnology. Students have a wide range of flexibility in choosing courses and areas of specialization within the minor.

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 340 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 410 Pathophysiology
  • BIO 417 Cancer Biology
  • BIO 497 Independent Study
  • BIO 499 Internship