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Biology Minor

Department of Biological Sciences
319 Biology Building
www.as.ua.edu/biology
biology@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work applicable to the minor that the student has attempted throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The minor in biology requires the completion of the following 22 semester hours:

CoursesHours
BSC 114:115 or BSC 1184
BSC 116:117 or BSC 1204
BSC electives 300 or 400 level6
BSC electives 200 level or above8
Total22

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level course in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. No more than 4 hours earned in BSC enrichment courses may be applied to the minor. Enrichment courses are BSC 391, BSC 396, BSC 398, BSC 403, BSC 404, and BSC 407. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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