Biology students conducting field research

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

*BIOL 103, 104 and 105 are specifically designed for the non-major to satisfy the core requirements of integration of faith and discipline. BIOL 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.