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Biological Sciences Minor

Minor code: OR2121

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Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Program Overview

Students from other majors (e.g., chemistry, geography, geology, and others) can pursue a Minor in Biological Sciences to enhance their undergraduate experience. Students are required to take the introductory biology series and genetics. Students can complete the minor with two courses of their choosing, one of which must have a laboratory.

Careers and Graduate School

The Minor in Biological Science will enhance students? opportunities for graduate school and professional school as well as employment.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The Biological Sciences Minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Required Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 1710 - Biological Sciences II: Ecology, Evolution, Animal Body Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1715 - Biological Sciences II Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 3100 - General Genetics Credit Hours: 3.0


Complete 7 hours at the 3000/4000-level excluding BIOS 3920. One of the courses must include a laboratory.