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Submerged Aquatic Vegitation

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Degree Requirements for the Minor in Biology


  1. Required Courses*
    1. Core (16 semester-hours)

BIOL 105: Principles of Biology I

BIOL 106: Principles of Biology II

BIOL 270: Genetics

BIOL 271: Ecology and Evolution

*Some of these courses may require pre-requisites or co-requisites. Please see the College’s course catalog for details.

  1. Electives (4 semester-hours)

At least 4 semester-hours in upper division biology (BIOL) courses excluding Practicum in Biology Laboratory Instruction (BIOL 485), Internship (BIOL 398, 498), and Independent Study (BIOL 399, 499).

  1. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each required course taken to fulfill the minor, and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or better in these required courses.