Biology Minor

Biology students in the labA minor in biology is a great option if you want to supplement your major with a background in life sciences. Biology has far-reaching applications addressing real-world issues in nearly any career path you choose to pursue.

What is a Biology Minor?

To earn a minor in biology, you complete Introductory Biology I and II and an additional 7 credit hours of biology coursework at the 200-level or above (at least one course with a lab component). This combination of courses provides you with a solid foundation in the central theories and practices of the life sciences while allowing you to explore a particular area of biology in greater depth. From microbiology to mammalogy to mathematical biology, you can tailor your coursework to match your interests and career aspirations.

Why Minor in Biology?

Whether your goal is to broaden your professional opportunities or you simply enjoy biology, a biology minor gives you the diversity to succeed in any career. For example, graduating with a major in business and a minor in biology will look attractive to a biotech company. Understanding the life sciences can also open doors to career options such as scientific journalism.