Biology Minor

Program Code: BIO
Minor

Students from different backgrounds and in various major programs of study may have an interest in the study of living things. The design of the biology minor includes lower division courses covering the structure, functioning and interactions of living things. The upper division electives cluster offers a variety of courses that deal with living things at different levels of organization. For instance, there are courses that mainly address biological processes within living things (e.g. Biotechnology, Plant Physiology), course that mainly address organism diversity (e.g. courses with the ‘ology’ suffix) and courses that mainly address interactions between organisms and the environment (e.g. courses with ‘ecology’ in the title). With this variety of courses in the upper division cluster, students can choose courses that complement their major program of study.

The minor consists of at least 21 credits; four foundational courses and two upper division electives. The upper division electives used for this minor cannot be used to fulfill requirements for any other program of study. All prerequisites to foundation and electives courses apply. Students applying for this minor should have earned an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and be in good academic standing within their individual major.

 

Contact the Department Chairperson

Minor Requirements:

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Select 2 Upper Division Electives.

NOTE - THESE TWO COURSES CANNOT BE USED TO MEET ANY CORE OR RESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STUDENT'S OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY INCLUDING OTHER MINORS  

3-4
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AND

3-4
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Total Credits 21

Contact Information

Dr. Jorie Favreau

Pickett Hall 107

518-327-6911

jfavreau@paulsmiths.edu

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