Biology Minor

Michele Malotky, Department of Biology

The biology minor allows students from any major to pursue a focused exploration of a track in biology such as general biology, field biology, or cell and molecular Biology. Requirements for the biology minor tracks will include four courses: no more than two courses chosen from BIOL 201BIOL 202 and BIOL 203 , and at least one course at the 300 or 400 level, in consultation with a Department of Biology advisor.

The minor in biology is not available to biology majors.

Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses). Appropriate prerequisites are necessary for upper-level courses.

General Biology Track

Select no more than two courses from the following: 4 or 8
BIOL 201Intro Biol: Form and Function4
BIOL 202Intro Biol: Ecol and Evolution4
BIOL 203Intro Biol:Molecules and Cells4
Select two or three additional biology courses (at least one course must be at the 300 level or above)8 or 12
Total Credits24-32

Total credit hours required for biology minor: general biology track is 16 credits

Field Biology Track

Select up to two courses from the following: 4 or 8
Intro Biol: Ecol and Evolution
Intro Biol:Molecules and Cells
Select two or three additional field biology courses from the following (at least one courses must be at the 300 level or above):8 or 12
Field Botany
North Carolina Freshwater Fishes
Vertebrate Field Zoology
Natural Science Seminars
Invertebrate Zoology
Ichthyology
Animal Behavior
Ornithology
General Ecology
Total Credits12-20

Total credit hours required for biology minor: field biology track is 16 credits

Cell & Molecular Track

Intro Biol: Form and Function
Select three additional biology courses from the following (at least two courses must be at the 300 level or above):12
Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
Molecular Cell Biology
Microbiology
Psychobiology (PSY 340)
Sensory Systems. (PSY 343)
Biochemistry (CHEM 434)
Genetics
Total Credits12

Total credit hours required for biology minor: cell and molecular track is 16 credits