Biology Minor

Minor - Biology

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Summary

Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core17
Upper Division Biology Requirement for the Minor8
Total Hours25

Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

Note: The lower division core should be completed before attempting most upper division BIO- courses.

AP Biology may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N.

BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
BIOB 161NPrncpls of Living Systems Lab1
BIOB 170NPrincpls Biological Diversity3
BIOB 171NPrincpls Biological Dvrsty Lab2
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
Total Hours17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Biology Requirement for the Minor

Rule: Complete 8 credits of Upper Division in Biology (BIOB, BIOE, BIOH, BIOL, or BIOO)

Note: These eight credits may not include BIOC, BCH, or BIOM courses.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

8 Total Credits Required


Teaching Biology Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.  

Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Note: In order to be licensed to teach secondary biology, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program through the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences.


Upper Division Core Courses Required by the Biology Teaching Minor

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

BIOM 360General Microbiology3
BIOM 361General Microbiology Lab2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Content Courses Outside of the Major

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Calculus

Rule: Complete one of the following calculus courses

Note: Choose M 171, if you plan to take additional calculus courses, or if you plan a double major or minor in a field that requires more calculus (e.g. math, physics, biochemistry, computer science).

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Statistics

Rule: The following course is required

STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry3
CHMY 123Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry3.000
CHMY 485Laboratory Safety1
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Environmental Geosciences

Rule: Complete one of the following courses

GEO 105NOceanography3
or GEO 103N Introduction to Environmental Geology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Education

Rule: The following course is required

Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching method courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5 - 12 Science" is required for the Teaching Biology minor.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach biology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure (see the College of Education & Human Sciences)