Biology Department Minors

Biology Health Professions Studies Human Biology Natural Sciences Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences

Biology Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

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

Biology Required Courses

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-203 or
BIO-330

Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Laboratory or
Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

Additional Biology Courses

BIO

Complete 2 additional Biology Courses, 1 course must be 300-level or above

6 - 8

Notes

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

BIO-203

Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Laboratory

4

BIO-300-level

Any Systematics course

4

Health Professions Studies Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Health Professions Studies Minor prepares students for entry into a variety of Health Professions programs. Several tracks are offered; thus, students may choose the track that fits most closely with their professional goals.

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Dental Track

42-47credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302 or
CHE-412

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory or
Biochemistry

4
3/4

MAT-150 or
MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Applied Calculus or
Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

4
3
3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

PHY 232 or
PHY-272

General Physics II and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

4
5

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

Complete at least 2 courses from the following:

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

BIO-316

Genetics

3

BIO-330

Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory

4

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Med Track

42-51 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303 and
BIO-304
or
BIO-374

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory and
Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory
or
Animal Physiology and Laboratory

4-8

BIO-330 or
BIO-316

Cell Biology and Laboratory or
Genetics

4
3

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302 or
CHE-412

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory or
Biochemistry

4
3

MAT-150 or
MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Applied Calculus or
Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

4
3
3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

PHY 232 or
PHY-272

General Physics II and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

4
5

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

46-47 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

ATH-101

Cultural Anthropology

3

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

PSY-100 General Psychology 3

PSY-201

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

PSY-340 or
PSY-341
Psychology of Child Development or
Psychology of Adolescent Development
3
PSY-404 Abnormal Psychology 3

SOC-100

Introduction to Sociology

3

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Optometry Track

48-51 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302 or
CHE-412

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory or
Biochemistry

4
3/4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

PHY 232 or
PHY-272

General Physics II and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

4
5

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Pharmacy Track

49-50 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-412

Biochemistry and Laboratory

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Physical Therapy Track

49-51 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

ATH-101 or
SOC-100

Cultural Anthropology or
Introduction to Sociology

3

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

KIN-343 Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory 4

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

PHY-232 or
PHY-272

General Physics II and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

4
5

PSY-100

General Psychology

3

PSY-201

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Physician Assistant Track

36-37 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-412

Biochemistry

3/4

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

 

Health Professions Studies Minor
Pre-Veterinary Track

38-42 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-412

Biochemistry

3/4

MAT-150 or
MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Applied Calculus or
Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

4
3
3

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics I and Laboratory or
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

4
5

HSC/BIO

Research or Internship

1

Complete at least 2 courses from the following:

BIO-316

Genetics

3

BIO-330

Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory

4

BIO-374

Animal Physiology and Laboratory

4

Human Biology Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

The Human Biology minor is designed for students desiring to better understand human biology.

Human Biology Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT

Complete 1 Math course (excluding MAT-105 & MAT-221)

3

Complete 12 credits (including at least two BIO course, with at least one laboratory course) from the following:

BIO-102

Biology of Human Disease and Laboratory

4

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

BIO-105

Introduction to Exercise Physiology and Laboratory

4

BIO-108

Human Genetics

3

BIO-109

Biology of Reproduction

3-4

BIO-129

Murder, Medicine, and Magic

3-4

BIO-145

Drugs, Brains and Behavior

3-4

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research

4

CHE-124

Forensic Science and Laboratory

3

KIN-317

Drug Use and Abuse

3

KIN-318

Nutrition

3

KIN-319

Mechanical Analysis of Sport

3

PSY-202

Introduction to Biological Psychology

3

PSY-330

Introduction to Neuropsychology

3

Natural Sciences Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Natural Sciences Minor

13 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

A total of at least 13 credits to include at least one lab course and the following:

Math Courses

MAT-111 or
Higher

Contemporary Mathematics or higher level math course
(excludes MAT-221 and MAT-222)

3-4

Physical Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

ENV-160

Environmental Science I and Laboratory

4

GOL-101

Physical Geology and Laboratory

4

GOG-150

Physical Geography

3

PHY-100

The Universe

3

PHY-231

General Physics and Laboratory

4

Life Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

BIO-102

Biology of Human Disease and Laboratory

4

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

BIO-109

Biology of Reproduction

3-4

BIO-129

Murder, Medicine, and Magic

3-4

BIO-140

Idaho Natural History and Laboratory

4

BIO-145

Drugs, Brains and Behavior

3-4

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells with Integrated Laboratory Research

4

CHE-124

Forensic Science and Laboratory

3

ENV-260

Environmental Science II and Laboratory

4

Science and Knowledge, Culture, or Society Relationships

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ATH-309

Cross-Cultural Approaches to the Environment

3

ENG-239

Visions of Environment

3

ENV-200

Nature and Culture

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

PHI-210 Human Nature and the Scientific World-View

3

PHI-340

Environmental Philosophy

3

POE-339

Environmental Policy Analysis

3

POE-389

Ecological Economics

3

REL-348 Religion and Science

3

Notes

Students must complete at least one lab course.

Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences Minor

24-25 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BIO

Two laboratory courses in Natural Sciences

8

MAT-212

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

Complete 2 courses from the following:

 

ART-107

Digital Imaging

3

ART-108

Introduction to Web Design

3

ART-201

Visual Communications I

3

ART-202

Visual Communications II

3

Complete 2 courses from the following:

BUS-150

Business Computer Applications

3

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

CSC-151

Computer Science II

4

ENV-350/350L

Geographic Information Systems and Laboratory

3