Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Biology (BIOLMIN)Department of Biology

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Minor in Biology is designed for students who wish to obtain a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge of Biology and are majoring in a different discipline. The minor is flexible and can be tailored for both science and non-science majors.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Foundations of Biology: Diversity, Evolution, and Ecology. One (1) course:
  2. Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms. One (1) course:
  3. Biology Laboratory. One (1) course:
  4. Advanced Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • Lecture courses
    • Courses from other College of Arts and Sciences departments
    • Courses from outside the College
      • ANAT-A 464 Human Tissue Biology
      • MSCI-M 375 Parasitology
      • MSCI-M 470 Mechanism of Human Disease
      • MSCI-M 480 Molecular Biology of Cancer: Cell Signaling and Fate
      • MSCI-M 485 Physiology of Human Disease
      • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology
      • PHSL-P 421 Principles of Human Physiology
      • SPEA-E 455 Limnology
      • SPEA-E 457 Introduction to Conservation Biology
    • Lab courses
    • Departmental courses
    • Courses from other College of Arts and Sciences departments
    • Courses from outside the College
      • ANAT-A 464 Human Tissue Biology
      • MSCI-M 375 Parasitology
      • SPEA-E 455 Limnology
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.