A minor in Biology is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of biology, acquire a foundation in biological sciences, and develop critical thinking skills. Students may plan a broad-based minor, containing courses from each of the major organizational divisions of living things: cells, organisms, and communities. The minor may also focus on a particular aspect of biology such as botany, ecology, or molecular biology.
To earn a Biology minor, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours in biology, of which at least eight hours must be upper-division courses taken at UIS. Electives should be selected in consultation with a biology faculty member,. Some upper-division courses have particular prerequisites other than general biology. The faculty advisor will ensure that each student is properly prepared.
|BIO 141||Unity of Living Organisms 1||4|
|BIO 241||Biology of Organisms in the Environment 1||4|
|Select four of the following:||16|
and General Microbiology Lab
|Comparative Vertebrate Biology|
|Principles Of Ecology|
|ECCE: Undergraduate Research|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|Biology Of Water Pollution|
|Global Change Ecology|
Equivalent courses are accepted.
NOTE: A minimum of eight hours of upper-division course work must be taken at UIS. Some upper-division courses have particular prerequisites other than general biology.