Advising for Program in Biology Minors

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Effective Fall 2008

The minor in biology offers students a coherent program of study and training in the biological sciences. It provides exposure to the fundamental principles of biology, including studies of the structure, organization, and diversity of life. The minor is well suited for students who wish to pursue a career that requires an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences, though it is not intended for students interested in graduate work in biology.

Exclusions

Students who elect a minor in Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology, General Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or Biochemistry. They may also not elect a minor in Environmental Studies, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or Global Change.

The minor in Biology is not intended for students interested in graduate work in the biological sciences.

Prerequisites to the Minor

 BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and 173.

Requirements for the Minor

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits in Biology at the 200-level and above (Students who took BIOLOGY 162 or 163, or have AP credit for BIOLOGY 162 must take 17 credits), distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses chosen from among:
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305,
    • Biochemistry: MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310 or 311,
    • Ecology: BIOLOGY 281,
    • Evolution:  EEB (BIOLOGY) 390.
  2. One laboratory or field course in BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB at the 200-level or above (EEB 300 or 400, or MCDB 300 or 400, independent study, elected for a minimum of 3 credits, may be used as the laboratory course. Three creditrs of indepdendet research must be completed in one term to satisfy a laboaroty reuiqrement.).
  3. One additional BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 300-level or above (except EEB 302, MCDB 302, or MCDB 412). A third course from Group One not used to satisfy Group One requirements may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  4. Elective courses in BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB to bring minor credits to at least 15 (17 for students who took BIOLOGY 162 or 163, or have AP credit for BIOLOGY 162).

Biology Academic Minor (through Summer 2008) +

Effective through Summer 2008 

Exclusions: Students who elect an academic minor in Biology may not elect the following concentrations: Biology, General Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or Biochemistry. They may also not elect an academic minor in Environmental Studies, Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or Global Change.

The academic minor in Biology is not intended for students interested in graduate work in the biological sciences.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor. BIOLOGY 171, 172 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and 173.

 Academic Minor Program. Five courses totaling at least 17 credits in Biology at the 200-level and above , distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses chosen from among:
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305,
    • Biochemistry: BIOLOGY 310 or 311,
    • Ecology: BIOLOGY 281,
    • Evolution:  BIOLOGY 390.
  2. One laboratory or field course in BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB beyond the introductory level (EEB 300 or 400, or MCDB 300 or 400, independent study, elected for a minimum of 3 credits, may be used as the laboratory course. Three credits of independent research must be completed in one term to satisfy a laboratory requirement.).
  3. One additional BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 300-level or higher above (except EEB 302, MCDB 302, or MCDB 412). A third course from Group One not used to satisfy Group One requirements may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  4. Elective courses in BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB to bring academic minor credits to at least 17.


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