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Department ofBiology

Biology Minor

The Biology minor requires completion of a minimum of three upper-division biology courses including two with a laboratory component. Enrollment in all upper-division courses in the Department requires the prior completion of several Biology courses which have prerequisites. Please see course listings for details.

Minors in Related areas:

1. Biotechnology Minor

The minor is designed for students interested in gaining insight into the science underlying biotechnology, exploring its potential for the future, and obtaining practical experience in laboratory techniques used in the biotechnology research and its applications.

2. Environmental Studies Minor

The minor provides an opportunity for students to focus on environmental issues through a variety of academic approaches in the humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering and law.

3. Biomedical Engineering Minor Degree

The Biomedical Engineering minor degree is primarily designed for science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. This minor degree could be a valuable asset for science majors interested in biomedical research and/or health-related careers, including those completing pre-requisites for medical school and other health-related professional schools.

  1. Science Core
       a. Biology introductory series: Bio 1A, 1B, 1C
       b. General Chemistry introductory series: Chem 11, 12, 13 
       c. Organic Chemistry series: Chem 31, 32, 33
       d. Physics series: Phys 11, 12, 13 or Phys 31, 32, 33    
  2. Math Core (3 course calculus series): Math 11, Math 12, Math 13
  3. Engineering core (4 courses):
       a. Engr 10 (Introduction to Bioengineering)
       b. Elen 50 (Circuits) or Phys 70 (Electronics)
       c. Coen 44 (Programming) or Math 10 (Introduction to Computer Science)
       d. Mech 15 (Material Science)
  4. Electives – choose at least one from the Bio list, and at least one from
    the Engineering list           
       a. Bio courses: Bio 104 (Human Anatomy), Bio 122 (Neurobiology), Bio 124 (Human Physiology), Bio 160 (Biostatistics) 
       b. Engineering courses: Mech 254 (Biomechanics), Mech 256 (Biomaterials) 
  5. Capstone course – Engr 190 (Bioengineering capstone)