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 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|
|Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms (Discontinued)|
|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|
|Systematics & Evolution of Angiosperms|
|Population Biology of Invasive Plants & Weeds|
|Evolution of Crop Plants|
|Additional courses (if necessary) from above numbered groups to reach 18 units.|