Minor in Biology (BIOM)

Students with an interest in biology applications and biological research are encouraged to consider a Minor in Biology (BIOM).  This minor is expected to supplement their major with a stronger foundation in the biological sciences and encourage further involvement in interdisciplinary research-based projects within the sciences and other departments.

To earn the Minor in Biology, students must complete the courses (16 total credits) as outlined below. Unless noted otherwise, all courses bear 4 credits.

2 Core Biology Courses - 8 credits

  • BIOL130  Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL280  Anatomy and Physiology I

Elective Courses - 8 credits*

  • BIOL290  Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL406  Special Topics in Biology
  • BIOL370 Directed Research in Biology ( 1-4 Credits)

*A minimum of 4 credits must be from Directed Research courses (BIOL370 or BIOL406) as approved by the department chair and posted on LConnect. These courses will be easily identified by the inclusion of the words “Directed Research” in their names. Students will only be able to register upon prior approval by the academic advisor, faculty instructor and the department chair.

Dr. Paloma Valverde, Chair of the Sciences Department, will review all directed research course proposals submitted by faculty every semester. Approved projects will be offered on LConnect as BIOL370 or BIOL406 and carry between 1-4 credit hours.  Credit hours are dependent on the project and the type of research involved.


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