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Biology

The biology minor, which is open to all students, gives you a foundation in biological processes and practical applications of that knowledge. In addition to biology courses, the minor requires statistics coursework.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 8 hrs.

  • BIO 111/113: Introduction to Cell Biology with Lab - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 112/114: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution with Lab - 4 hrs.

Statistics Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • BIO 260: Biological Statistics I - 1 hr.
    and BIO 261: Biological Statistics II - 2 hrs.
  • PSY 205: Quantitative Methods - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 111: Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 310: Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose four; one must have a lab): 12-16 hrs.

  • BIO 310: Genetics - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 311: Genetics Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • BIO 312: Developmental Biology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 314: Plant Development - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 323: Comparative Anatomy - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 324: Plant Diversity - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 334: Reproduction and Identification of Flowering Plants - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 341: Genetic Genealogy - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 343: Cells and Genomes - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 345: Virology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 347: Our Microbial World - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 351: Human Histology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 353: Human Physiology and Pharmacology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 355: Soil Biology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 358: Research Exploration in Biology - 1-3 hrs.
  • BIO 359: Current Topics in Biology - 2-8 hrs.
  • BIO 361: Microanatomy - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 371: Invertebrate Zoology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 381: Comparative Animal Physiology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 385: Supervised Research - 1-3 hrs.
  • BIO 406: General Microbiology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 408: Bacterial Pathogenesis - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 417: Environmental Physiology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 419: Ethology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 420: Ecosystem Ecology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 430: Soil Ecology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 440: Evolution - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 450: Conservation Biology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 460: Ecology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 463: Plant Ecology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 464: Cell Biology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 468: Immunology of Host Defense - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 475: Special Topics Biol - 2-4 hrs.
  • BIO 482: Endocrinology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 483: Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Regeneration - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 484: Neurophysiology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 485: Research - 3-6 hrs.

Note: One of the following may be used in lieu of one of the elective courses above.

  • BIO 230: Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 250: Organismal Biology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 300: Population, Resources and Environment - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 301: Biotechnology and Society - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 303: Plants and People - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 304: Ecology of Place - 3 hrs.