Skip to main content
Sign In

Biology Minor

​Undergraduate Advisor:
Clicke here for current office hours.

Biology Minor (Effective Fall 2015)

 ​I. General Requirements
  • ​All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade: pass/fail grades will not count.
  • Students must earn a "C-" (1.7) or higher in all courses used to satisfy minor requirements.
  • Nine upper division credit hours (3-4000+) must be taken in residence from UCD Biology faculty.
  • Other than General Biology and Chemistry, courses for the Biology Minor cannot apply to another major or minor.

II. Required Biology Courses 18-23 Credits

  • General Biology I with lab (BIOL 2051-3 and BIOL 2071-1)
  • General Biology II with lab (BIOL 2061-3 and BIOL 2081-1)
  • Choose 2 of the following (6-7 credits):
      1.   Principles of Ecology (BIOL 3411-3)
      2.   Introduction to Evolution (BIOL 3445-3)
      3.   General Cell Biology (BIOL 3611-3)
      4.   General Genetics (BIOL 3832-4)
  • Choose at least two upper division biology courses, including at least one lab (4-8 credits).

III. Required Ancillary Courses (9 credits)

  • General Chemistry I and II with labs (CHEM 2031-3 and 2038-1; CHEM 2061-3 and

IV Additional Notes

  • Minors with transfer credits in biology from other institutions should consult a biology advisor to determine course equivalency and proper placement; see
  • Biology minors with Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or CLEP credits should consult a biology advisor for proper placement; students declared pre-health should also consult a Health Careers advisor​.