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.
Minimum number of credits required 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.
Students can begin with the general biology sequence of: