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Biology

Earning your minor in biology is a great addition to many career paths. You can include a biology minor with practically any major. A minor in biology is also appropriate if you want to broaden your knowledge or skills for potential jobs, or even for personal interest.

There's no need to apply but contact us if you're interested in pursuing this minor. To begin earning your biology minor, you must have completed CHEM 100 or a chemistry equivalent.

To earn a minor in biology, you must complete the following courses:

Minor in Biology, 19-20 credit hours

Course Credit Hours
BIO 111 - Principles of Biology 1 4
                       OR
BIO 113 - Microbiology for the Health Sciences
5
BIO 112 - Principles of Biology 2  4
11 hours from approved electives from BIO, BIOT, BOT, or ZOOL
11*
Total

19-20

Students seeking a minor in Biology should align 200 level courses with expected course work at the 300 and 400 level, taking prerequisites into consideration. BIO 369, 394, and 498 are excluded from counting towards a minor. Please examine the options that are listed for Biology majors as potential sources of 300 and 400 level course work based on your interest.

You may choose one of the following study emphasis:

Environmental Science Emphasis: Directed Electives - 11*

Course  Credit Hours
 BIO 210 - Introduction to Botany
3
             AND/OR
 
 BIO 216 - Ecology
 3
   

1 or 2 electives at the 200 level

 
5-8 hours from 300-400 level BIO, BOT, or ZOOL
 

 
Cellular/Molecular Biology Emphasis: Directed Electives - 11*

 Course Credit Hours
 BIO 214 - Genetics
4
              AND/OR
 
BIO 215 - Cell Biology
4
   
1 or 2 electives at the 200 level
 
3-7 hours from 300-400 level BIO, BIOT, BOT, or ZOOL
 

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804