College of Arts & Sciences

Biology Program

Courses for the Minor in Biology

The Biology Minor consists of 3 core Biology courses, a year of Introductory Chemistry and three upper division electives.

The following courses are prerequisites for all upper division electives

Bio 101 Bio 1: Cells
Bio 102 Bio 2: Genetics
Bio 201 Bio 3: Organismic Biology
CHM 120+Lab Introductory Chemistry I
CHM 125+Lab Introductory Chemistry II

Upper Division Biology Electives:

Student must take courses at the Bio 400 or higher level from at least 2 of the three groups (Group A: Cell structure and function, Group B: Systemic Organization, Group C: Evolution and Diversity of Life).

Group A: Cell Structure and Function

BIO 402

Advanced Cell Biology

BIO 404


BIO 408


BIO 410

Light and Electron Microscopy

BIO 411

Molecular Genetics

BIO 412


BIO 416


BIO 421

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Group B: Systemic Organization

BIO 403

Biometrics and Modeling

BIO 405


BIO 407

Developmental Biology

BIO 413

Plant Physiological Ecology

BIO 415


BIO 417

Systemic Physiology

Group C: Evolution and Diversity of Life

BIO 401

Animal Behavior

BIO 409


BIO 406

Comparative Anatomy

BIO 414

Plant Systematics

BIO 419

Invertebrate Zoology

BIO 420


BIO 423