Biology Minor

The Biology Minor is designed to give students a broad background in basic biological understanding of life processes, while providing experiences in ecology, evolution, and organismal diversity. Five courses are required for completion of the minor, of which no more than two can overlap with major requirements.

Required Courses
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
BIOL 541Ecology (both are writing intensive)4
or ZOOL 690 Evolution
Select two courses in organismal surveys from the below: 1
Animal Survey: Select one course4-5
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
Sharks and Bony Fishes
Plant or Fungus Survey: Select one course4
Plant Survey Course:
Systematic Botany
Fungus Survey Course:
New England Mushrooms: a Field and Lab Exploration

One course must focus on animals, and the other on plants or fungi.