Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Human Biology (HUBIMIN)Human Biology Program

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


The Minor in Human Biology offers students exposure to a broad, interdisciplinary approach to human biology. The requirements for the minor allow students to gain a scientific understanding of human biology as well as explore how our biology relates to, among other things, culture and society, health and disease, history, economics and public policy, and identity. Students in the minor advance their scientific knowledge while also gaining a deeper understanding of the social sciences and humanities. The Human Biology minor is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the health professions, but it can also be applied to other liberal arts career paths.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 21 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Bioanthropology. One (1) course:
  2. Statistics. One (1) course:
  3. History and Philosophy of Science. One (1) course:
  4. The Intricate Human. One (1) course:
  5. Human Dilemmas. One (1) course:
  6. Complex Problems of Humanity. One (1) course:
  7. 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.