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Biology Minor (Purdue)

Offered by: Biology Department The Department of Biology offers an undergraduate minor in Biology

Why choose a minor in biology?

Learn how to evaluate and understand key biological concepts including genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, ecology and evolution so that you are well prepared for careers or graduate study in the life sciences, medicine or other health-related fields. 

See Biology minors and certificates

Which plans of study pair well?

  • Psychology B.A. or B.S. (one additional course — 3 cr.)
  • Biological or Medicinal Chemistry B.S. (two additional courses — 6 cr.)
  • Environmental Science B.S. (two additional courses — 6 cr.)
  • Biophysics B.S. (two additional courses — 6 cr.)
  • Clinical Lab Science B.S. (one additional course — 3 cr.)
  • Cytotechnology B.S. (one additional course — 3 cr.)

Minor requirements

  • BIOL-K101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-K103 Concepts of Biology II (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-K322 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-K324 Cell Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-K341 Principles of Ecology and Evolution (3 cr.)

Apply for a minor

At least half of the minimum 19 credit hours required to minor in biology must be completed at IUPUI. The minor requires a minimum grade point average of 2.00, and all grades must be C- or higher. Correspondence courses may not be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.
Students must file a form with the biology department indicating that they have completed the requirements in order for the minor to be noted on their transcript.

Science is in her DNA. Literally.

Nicole Lindsay Biology, Undergraduate
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