The Biological Sciences minor provides an opportunity for students in programs outside of the College of Biological Sciences to complement their studies with a concentration in biology. Student in the minor experience the breadth of biology by taking courses in five core areas: molecular biology/biochemistry, animal biology, plant biology, microbiology and ecology/evolution.
Departments of Evolution & Ecology; Microbiology & Molecular Genetics; Molecular & Cellular Biology; Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior; and Plant Biology
Lesilee Rose, Ph.D.
Information on the Biological Sciences major or minor can be obtained at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) in 1023 Katherine Esau Science Hall (formerly Sciences Laboratory Building); 530-752-0410.
A course can only be used once to fulfill minor requirements if it can be used to fulfill more than one group. Only one course used to satisfy a requirement for the minor may be applied toward a student’s major.
|Complete at least 3 units from each of the five numbered groups to total at least 18 units. Appropriate alternative courses may be used with approval of the faculty advisor.||18|
|1) Genetics, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry|
|Genes & Gene Expression|
|Structure & Function of Biomolecules|
|Biomolecules & Metabolism|
|2) Animal Physiology, Behavior or Development|
|Cell Signaling in Health & Disease|
|Comparative Vertebrate Organology|
|Yeast Molecular Genetics|
|4) Plant Biology|
|Developmental Plant Anatomy|
|Plant Growth & Development|
|Molecular & Cellular Biology of Plants|
|Plant Morphology & Evolution|
|5) Evolution & Ecology|
|Population Biology & Ecology|
|Introduction to Evolution|
|Introduction to Ecology|
|Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure|
|Biology of Invertebrates|
|Human Genetic Variation & Evolution|
|Ecology of Tropical Latitudes|
|California Floristics (Discontinued)|
|Systematics & Evolution of Angiosperms (Discontinued)|
|Population Biology of Invasive Plants & Weeds|
|Evolution of Crop Plants|
|Additional courses (if necessary) from above numbered groups to reach 18 units.|