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Minoring in Biology involves the study of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, reproduction and behavior. How are genes mapped? How can nanotechnologies be made biocompatible? How are we to make ethical choices in the context of scientific progress? You’ll sharpen your analytical, problem-solving, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, communication and laboratory skills as you take 23 credit hours toward a biology minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major. Biology minors develop a strong foundation in biology by exploring cell biology, genetics, chemistry, molecular biology, evolutionary theory, scientific methodology, research techniques and more. The coursework encourages students to sharpen their analytical, problem-solving, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, communication, and laboratory skills. Students have the opportunity to gain relevant research experience on campus and develop mentoring relationships with full-time faculty who are experienced in cutting-edge research. A human cadaver laboratory is available to supplement the learning experience for those students interested in the healthcare field.


Course Length

23 Credit Hours


On Campus

Meet Our Faculty

Benjamin Harrison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Amanda Brosnahan Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology Science Department Chair

Mary Ann Yang, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Mikayla Thatcher

Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Rachel Bergerson

Assistant Professor of Biology