Biology (Minor)

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A minor in biology, can be a valuable asset particularly when paired with an appropriate major. For instance, a minor in biology paired with a major in political science would provide a good background for someone who wanted to practice environmental law.

A minor in biology can be a valuable asset, particularly when paired with an appropriate major. For instance, a minor in biology paired with a major in political science provides a good background for someone who wanted to practice environmental law.

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Biology (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in biology consists of 19 credit hours, of which 11 must be upper-division. A minimum of eight upper-division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Coursework taken to fulfill the requirements of the minor may not be used to fulfill requirements of a student's major. Consult with an academic advisor prior to enrollment. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 8 credit hours
Ecology, Cell Biology, or Genetics Requirement -- 4 credit hours
Upper-Division Electives -- 7 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in biology; BA and BS in environmental science; BS in biology (environmental science); BS in biology (pharmacology/toxicology); BS in biotechnology and bioenterprise; BS in forensic science; BS in pharmacology and toxicology

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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