Minor in Biological Sciences

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To qualify for the Minor in Biological Sciences, students complete a short list of required and elective courses within the department. There is also a special Biotechnology Minor available for chemical engineering students.

Minor Degree Program Summary

Required credit hours in biological sciences: 22

Required courses in biological sciences

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • BIO 303 General Physiology
  • BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
  • BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Lab
  • 5 additional elective credits at the 300-400 level to reach 22 credit hours. Selection of electives should be made in consultation with the Departmental Advisor or one’s faculty advisor. May use BIO 498 (Undergrad Research) for 3 credits. May use BIO or cognate elective courses given in the BA menu list.

Required courses in Chemistry

  • CHE 101 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 102 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I
     

Biotechnology Degree Minor for students majoring in UB Chemical Engineering

Required credit hours in biological sciences: 22

Required courses in biological sciences

  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
  • BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Lab
  • BIO 319 Genetics
  • BIO 329 Genetics Lab – OR
  • BIO 332 Advanced Molecular Biology Lab
  • BIO elective credits (BIO 300/400-level courses) to bring total to 22 credits hours

Recommended electives:

  • BIO 302 Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • BIO 401 Advanced Biological Chemistry
  • BIO 404 Advanced Molecular Genetics

Selection of electives should be made in consultation with the Departmental Advisor or one’s faculty advisor.