Biology Minors

Minor in Biology


Getting a minor in biology is a wonderful way to expand your understanding of the wider world and find ways to apply your knowledge base to your major field of study.

Minor Requirements


 Complete 8 Credits from the following:
BI 1110 Biological Science I (TECO) AND 4
BI 1120 Biological Science II 4
BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND 3
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II AND 3
BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I AND 1
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
Also choose any from the following:
BI 1000/2000 level Biology course 3-4
BI 3000/4000 level Biology courses 7-8

A maximum of four credits taken in Scientific Inquiry Direction (BIDI) courses can be applied towards the Biology minor.

It is also recommended that students contact the Chair for the Department


Minor in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience minor is designed to give students experience in the multidisciplinary field of Neuroscience that includes Biology and Psychology. The program is composed of introductory courses in either Biological or Psychological sciences, component courses offered by these departments, and a capstone experience that involves independent research. Students considering graduate school would benefit from the experience gained from this program.

Students who are interested in this minor should contact one of the Chairs of the Neuroscience Council. Several of the courses stipulated in this minor have specific prerequisites.

Minor Requirements


BI 4780 Neurobiology (WRCO) 4
PS 3600 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
Complete one of the following: 3
BI 4950 Undergraduate Research
PS 4940 Independent Research in Psychology
Complete two of the following: 8
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
BI 4760 Animal Behavior (WRCO)
PS 3210 Learning
PS 3220 Cognitive Psychology

The prerequisites for the courses in this minor can be found in the course descriptions outlined in this Catalog. Prerequisites include: BI 2110, BI 2130, PS 2010, junior or senior Biology or Psychology major, permission of instructor or Chair or faculty research mentor.