Adding Depth to Your Studies

A minor is ideal for students who already have settled on a major but maintain an interest in biology, or believe biology could complement their studies or career. If this sounds like you, continue reading to discover the minor programs the Department of Biological Sciences has to offer.

Minor in Biological Sciences

A minor in the biological sciences requires 18 units, including classes in ecological and human biology. Students who pursue a minor will gain a deeper understanding of the integral role biology plays in every aspect of life. 

Minor in Bioinformatics

Students who minor in bioinformatics will learn about how programming skills can be used to address questions in biology. The minor requires 20 units, and students can expect to take courses in biology, programming languages and bioinformatics. 

Minor in Science

If you wish to expand your knowledge of a variety of scientific disciplines, a Science Minor could be for you. Students can expect to take 22 units worth of classes in the biological, physical and earth sciences.