Biology Minor 

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. It is recommended that electives be selected in consultation with a biology faculty member or advisor. Some upper-division courses have particular prerequisites other than general biology, please check with an advisor.

Core Courses
BIO 141 Unity of Living Organisms 1 4
BIO 241 Biology of Organisms in the Environment 1 4
Elective Courses
Select four of the following: 16
Cell Biology
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Medical Bacteriology
Organismal Botany
Comparative Vertebrate Biology
Principles Of Ecology
ECCE: Undergraduate Research
Human Disease
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Aquatic Ecology
Biology Of Water Pollution
Restoration Ecology
Global Change Ecology
Conservation Biology
Total Hours 24

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.