Department of Biology
Undergraduate Programs
Biology Majors and Minors

All candidates for the baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all work taken through the University of Minnesota system. Depth is achieved through studies in the major and minor, while the liberal education component is designed to expose students to inquiry in various categories of knowledge and competency.

Requirements for the baccalaureate degrees in Biology (B.A., B.S.) and Cell and Molecular Biology (B.S.) have a liberal education component, an advance writing requirement, a core of biology major course requirements, elective upper division biology credits, supporting courses from other fields (chemistry, math, physics), and course work for completion of a minor or second major. The B.A. degree is broader in scope and has fewer math and science supporting courses. Biology elective credits for the B.S. are more specific than those for the B.A. major. Specific requirements for the degrees are found through links on the Majors webpage.

The Department of Biology offers two minors: Biology and Natural History.


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