Biology, Minor

The Department of Biology offers a minor in biology, which involves taking five biology courses, two of which must have a corequisite lab, and one science course chosen from a range of science departments.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.


This minor is not available for students who major in biology, biochemistry, behavioral neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, marine biology, or any combined major that involves biology.

Required Biology Courses

Complete five biology courses for a total of at least 22 semester hours. Three of the five courses must be at the 2000 level or above. Two of the five courses must contain a lab corequisite.


BIOL 2000 to BIOL 3999
BIOL 5000 to BIOL 5999
EEMB 2290 to EEMB 5515
EEMB 5520 to EEMB 5534
EEMB 5548 to EEMB 5569

Science Course

Complete one course from the BIOL, CHEM, EEMB, ENVR, or PHYS subject areas.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor