Sep 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Minor


Students in other fields of study receive a minor in Biology when they demonstrate they have taken a rigorous and comprehensive set of courses within the discipline.

Program Requirements


Minimum number of credits for the minor: 18. A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses in the minor.

There are two different paths to the minor in biology (Options 1 and 2, shown below). For both pathways, at least 6 credit hours of upper-level courses must be taken at the University of Southern Maine. They must be either BIO prefix courses from the Department of Biological Sciences or BIO prefix (or equivalent SCI prefix) from the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. Nursing majors may count 1 credit hour of NUR 424 - Clinically-Applied Genetics  toward the Biology minor.

Option 1


Students can begin with the general biology sequence of:

Option 2


Students can begin with the human biology sequence of: