Biology Minor

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Note: No courses in the minor may be taken as credit/no credit.

Introductory courses 1
Select three courses from the following:12-14
General Biology
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology and Conservation
Plant Diversity and Ecology
General Botany
Biology of Sex
Diversity and History of Life
Introduction to Organismal Form and Function
Biology of Plants and Animals
Wildlife Conservation Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introductory Ecology and Evolution
General Microbiology I
Upper-division electives (300-400 level) 1, 2
Select at least 4 courses from the following:16
BIO, BOT, MCRO, MSCI or ZOO, with the exception of BIO 450, BIO 485, BIO 495 and MSCI 401.
A maximum of 1 unit of BIO 400 may be used in the minor.
Total units28-30

Check prerequisites. Upper-division courses designed for Biological Sciences majors usually require some combination of BIO 160, BIO 161, BIO 162 and BIO 263 as prerequisites.


Suggested combinations of courses in particular areas of biology are available in the department. Specific combinations of courses may not be allowed if the courses overlap too much in content. Students must obtain prior approval from one of the Biology Minor advisors.