Minor in Biology

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The minor in biology at Cal U offers students an opportunity to select from a variety of courses to build a customized program of study. This minor often complements degrees offered by the Chemistry and Earth Sciences departments. Other students who have pursued this option have a deep interest in biology but do not wish to pursue a second bachelor's degree.

If you are taking biology as a minor, you are required to complete 21 credits: 12 required credits as well as a minimum of nine elective credits, selected in consultation with your adviser.


Below is a recommended framework of courses for earning the minor in biology.

Course Credits
Required Courses 12
BIO 120  General Zoology  OR  BIO 125  General Botany 4
BIO 215  Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 218  Genetics 4
Elective Courses 9
Select any 300- or 400-level BIO or ENS course, with permission of minor adviser. Upper-level courses chosen to meet minor requirements cannot be required by (or duplicate) the student's major course of study.  9
Total 21