These requirements are for the Minor in Biology on bulletins 2014-2015 and earlier. All students with bulletins 2015-2016 and later should follow our current Biology minor bulletin. Students have the option to request a bulletin change for their minor if they would like to follow the current minor requirements.
The 2014-2015 minor in biology requires a minimum of 20 credits in biology*,
including the biology core courses:
BIOL 151 Introduction to Biological Science I (3 credits)
BIOZ 151 Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory I (1 credit)
BIOL152 Introduction to Biological Science II (3 credits)
BIOZ 152 Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory II (1 credit)
BIOL 218 Cell Biology (now BIOL 300 Cell and Molecular Biology) (3 credits)
BIOL 310 Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 317 Ecology (3 credits)
Also required are an additional three credits in biology at the upper level and three biology laboratory experiences, including BIOZ 151 and 152, but not including BIOL 492 Independent Study or BIOL 495 Research and Thesis. Only courses applicable toward the B.S. in Biology can be applied toward the minor in biology. For a list of
approved biology electives, see “Biology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)” in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applicable to the minor. A minimum of nine upper-level biology credits must be taken at VCU.
All courses are subject to prerequisites; please see
course description page for more information.
*2014-2015 requirements; see bulletin for requirements for year of entry