Minor in Biological Sciences


Minor Core Requirements5
General Botany with Laboratory
Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory
Additional Biological Sciences
Select 10 credits in courses numbered 2000 or higher (see exclusions below), including at least one course from two of the following areas. Additional coursework may be required to meet the 10 credit requirement.10
General Genetics
Cell Biology
Introduction to Cell Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Evolution and Ecology
Biological Diversity
Plant Systematics
Invertebrate Zoology
Biology of Fungi
Introductory Entomology
and Insect Diversity
General Microbiology
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Total Credits15
  • At least one of the additional courses must include a laboratory. MICROB 3200 may not be used to satisfy the laboratory course requirement.
  • Courses designed for non-biology majors, problems, internships, readings and research (i.e., BIO_SC 2010, BIO_SC 2015, BIO_SC 2030, BIO_SC 2060, BIO_SC 2100BIO_SC 2150BIO_SC 2940, BIO_SC 2960, BIO_SC 2965H, BIO_SC 4085, BIO_SC 4950, BIO_SC 4950HBIO_SC 4952, BIO_SC 4952H, and BIO_SC 4960) may not be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.
  • All courses in the minor must have a grade of C- or higher with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in the minor. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading is not acceptable for courses in the minor.)
  • At least nine of the 15 credits in the minor must be taken in residence at MU.
  • The program for the Minor must be approved by the Division of Biological Sciences before submitting to the College of Arts and Science.