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Biology Minor

Program Info

The minor in biology is a good companion to other science-related degrees. It requires a biology core of 4 courses including biology, zoology, botany and genetics, as well as elective courses in biology and supplemental chemistry course work.


This is not a degree program, but is a good supplement to a variety of science-related degrees.

Biology Minor

The biology minor is a good supplement to a variety of science related degree programs, please refer to your preferred major for career options.

Core Requirements, 15
BIOL 171 — Principles of Biology, 4
BIOL 210 — General Zoology, 4
BIOL 215 — General Botany, 4
BIOL 304 — Genetics, 3

Elective Requirements, 9
Three additional courses (minimum of nine hours). These courses must be selected from the list of BIOL courses. Core and elective accepted for the biology area (track 1).

Supplemental Requirements, 8
The student must take one of the following sequences:
Sequence I
CHEM 101 - Survey of General Chemistry, 4
CHEM 201 - Survey of Organic Chemistry, or 4

Sequence II
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I, 4
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II, 4


Dr. Janelle Hare, advisor and assoc. professor of biology
327G Lappin Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

Primary Phone: 606-783-2951


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