Biology Minor

Why earn a minor in biology?

You can earn a minor in biology at IU Columbus to complement your major area of study, such as a sociology, nursing, education, or communication studies degree program.

Although most employers are more interested in your college major than any minor you may have earned, do not discount the potential edge in a competitive job market that a well-selected academic minor can provide. In some cases, having a biology minor could make a prospective employer choose you over another qualified candidate competing for the same position.

I would say that there is probably nothing more important as part of the education of students at Indiana University than the international engagement aspect of their education.

Luke Jacobus

How to earn a biology minor?

The undergraduate minor in biology requires a minimum of 19 credit hours of biology courses. A grade of C- or above is required for all biology courses and a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for the complete minor program.

  • BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-K 322 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-K 324 Cell Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-K 341 Principles of Ecology and Evolution (3 cr.)

Transfer credit

You may apply biology credits for classes taken at other institutions toward this minor, but must earn a minimum of 10 credit hours toward the total required at IU Columbus. Credits from correspondence courses are not accepted for this minor.

Apply now

If you are interested in earning a biology minor at IU Columbus, contact the Division of Science for the application form. Return completed forms to the division main office in CC Room 160.