Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biological Sciences Minor

Course Requirements

Biological Sciences Core (17-19 credits)

Three to Five credits of additional BIO Or other pre-approved elective courses (3-5 credits)

  • minimum of 22 credits of BIO coursework required for minor.


The UB Curriculum course BIO 387LEC - Communicating in Biological Sciences  may NOT be used as elective credit towards the minor.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 37

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

A minimum combined GPA of 2.000 in biology courses and a minimum combined GPA of 2.000 in required chemistry courses is needed for successful completion of the minor.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop a broad background in the biological sciences and achieve an understanding and appreciation of basic biological concepts and principles. They will become proficient in five broad areas of biology: evolutionary biology, cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics.