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Minor in Biology

Why Minor in Biology at Eastern?

The Minor in Biology at Eastern University prepares students to enter the job market in careers such as education, field biology, or laboratory research.  The minor features consists of three areas: social science, pre-medical and environmental.

Eighteen hours are required for a biology minor with no more than two courses at the 100-level.

Course Number Course Name Credit
Recommended Courses for Social Science: 20
BIO 103 General Biology: Earth-Keeping
BIO 151 General Biology I
BIO 233 Human Physiology and Anatomy I
BIO 234 Human Physiology and Anatomy II
BIO 312 Genetics
Recommended Courses for Pre-Medical: 28
BIO 151 General Biology I
BIO 152 General Biology II
BIO 216 Introduction to Microbiology
BIO 310 Animal Physiology
BIO 311 Cell Biology
BIO 312 Genetics
CHE 320 Biochemistry I
CHE 322 Biochemistry Laboratory
Recommended Courses for Environmental: 22-23
BIO 103 General Biology: Earth-Keeping
BIO 151 General Biology I
BIO 152 General Biology II
BIO 290 Tropical Biology
BIO 309 Ecology
BIO 350 (A) Entomology, (B) Vertebrate Zoology, or (C) Vascular Plants
Au Sable courses

*BIO 103, 104 and 105 are specifically designed for the non-major to satisfy the core requirements of integration of faith and discipline. BIO 151, 152 are also suitable, but are focused to meet the needs of biology majors.

Full descriptions of undergraduate course offerings are available in Eastern's undergraduate course catalog.

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