Biology Minor

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Students will gain a fundamental understanding of biological systems.

Objective 1.1: Students will understand concepts of basic cellular structure and function.

Objective 1.2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the organization of biological systems.

Objective 1.3: Students will understand basic concepts concerning the evolution of biological diversity.

Goal 2: Students will develop basic skills in the practice of experimental inquiry into biological systems.

Objective 2.1: Students will understand the rudiments of experimental design.

Objective 2.2: Students will be competent in the operation of basic laboratory equipment.

Objective 2.3: Students will be competent in data collection, interpretation, and the communication of research findings in written and oral form.

The minor in biology requires completion of the following:

CHM 120General Chemistry I3
CHM 125General Chemistry II3
CHM 120LGeneral Chemistry Lab I2
CHM 125LGeneral Chemistry Lab II2
BIO 101Bio I: Cells4
BIO 102Bio II: Genetics4
BIO 201Bio III: Organismic Biology4
Select three additional courses from at least two of the following groups:
Group A: Cell Structure and Function
Advanced Cell Biology
Biochemistry
Histology
Light and Electron Microscopy
Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology
Microbiology
Molecular&Cellular Biophysics
Biotechnology
Histopathology
Group B: Systemic Organization
Biometrics and Modeling
Biomechanics
Developmental Biology
Plant Physiological Ecology
Immunology
Systemic Physiology
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Group C: Evolution and Diversity of Life
Animal Behavior
Ecology
Comparative Anatomy
Plant Systematics
Invertebrate Zoology
Bioinformatics
Applied&Environmental Micro
Evolution