Biology Minor Learning Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete a minor in Biology are expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the central features of the extraordinarily diverse and expanding landscape of modern biology;
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the standard laboratory tools, methodology, and process of biological research and of the basics of scientific writing;
- Present the results of research clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms;
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of important principles and/or laboratory techniques in at least two different biological sub-disciplines.
The Biology Minor
A minor in Biology must comprise 20 semester credit hours in Biology, including the following:
BIO 220 - Organismal Physiology and Ecology
BIO 221 - Genetics, Development and Evolution
FSBIO 201 - Investigative Approaches in Biology Two 300-level biology courses, at least one of which must be a laboratory course
In order to obtain an adequate understanding of modern biology, a Biology minor must also complete 8-12 semester credit hours in chemistry courses, including:
CHEM 120 - Chemical Concepts 1
CHEM 122 - Chemical Concepts 2
CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry I: Form and Function
All courses required for the Biology minor must be taken for a letter grade.