PEAK Minors

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Biology Minor

18-20 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS  

Math Courses

Complete 3-4 credits from the following:

MAT-125

Data Analysis and Statistics

3

MAT-212

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

Note: Students planning to take BIO-203 should choose either MAT-125 or MAT-150. Students planning to take BIO-330 can choose any of the 3 MAT courses or any higher level MAT course.

Biology Required Courses

BIO-201

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-203 or
BIO-330

Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Laboratory
Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

Additional Biology Courses

BIO

Complete 2 additional Biology Courses, one must be a 300-level or above

6 - 8

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving in sciences
  • Written communication skills
  • Understanding of core biological principles
  • Understanding the nature and methodologies of science

Note: Students who wish to receive certification in biology as a second field must complete 20 credits of biology including this minor. In such a case, this minor should include:

Course Course Title Credits

BIO-203

Ecology, Evolution and Diversity & Laboratory

4

BIO-300-level

Any Systematics course