2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biological Sciences Minor

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Program Description

The program of study for a minor in biological sciences includes at least 24 credit hours from a broad selection of courses in biological sciences.

The flexibility of the minor program is intended to accommodate the needs and goals of a variety of students, including people with science majors as well as those from business, liberal arts, or other disciplines. It provides a solid foundation in biological principles and still enables students to focus on particular subdisciplines, such as molecular, organismic, or environmental biology.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 24 semester hours earned
  • 2.0 grade-point average in the introductory biology courses (BIO 1120 and BIO 1150)

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a minor in biological sciences will be able to:

  • Understand the core concepts of the life sciences
  • Apply the scientific method
  • Read and write scientific reports
  • Display a basic understanding of the statistical analysis of biological data
  • Evaluate scientific claims critically
  • Discuss ethical implications of scientific research

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Program Requirements:

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 8 Hours

III. Life Science Electives: 16 Hours

Select 16 credits from approved BIO, M&I, or PPH electives. A minimum of one lab-based course required. Choose from the following:

Courses approved by the department

Total: 24 Hours


*All BIO and MI courses must be a grade of C or better for graduation credit

*Other courses outside the Biology Department may be considered for approval

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