The biology minor offers students a strong foundation in modern biological science to complement their major. The minor includes coursework in biology, chemistry and mathematics, with one semester of advanced study in an area of student interest.
Each student must complete 25 credits in the major including at least 5 upper division credits and at least 10 credits from Metropolitan State University. All prerequisite and required courses must be completed with grades of C- or above. Students are admitted to the Biology BA minor once they have successfully completed the Prerequisite and Foundation courses and the biology program assessment survey. A minor represents significant learning beyond a student's major or program; therefore, each student must include at least 5 credits of coursework in the biology minor that is not counted as part of their major or any other minor.
Transfer coursework equivalency is determined by the Natural Science Department. Each foundation science course must include at least one semester credit of professionally supervised on-ground laboratory experience with standard undergraduate laboratory equipment and materials. Lower-division (100- and 200-level) courses are not accepted as equivalent to upper-division courses and cannot be used to fulfill upper division core or elective requirements in the minor.
- Math 115 College Algebra or
- Math 120 Precalculus
- BIOL 101 Introduction to Life Sciences or
- BIOL 105 Human Biology
Requirements (25 total credits)
- BIOL 111 General Biology I with laboratory
- BIOL 112 General Biology II with laboratory
- CHEM 111 General Chemistry I with laboratory and, optionally:
- CHEM 112 General Chemistry II with laboratory
Upper Division Biology
Additional 300- or 400-level coursework in biology, as needed to reach the total of 25 credits.