Biology Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a biology minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BISC 101 4
General Biology 1
  Required for minor B-Sci
BISC 102
4
General Biology 2
  Required for minor B-Sci
BISC 202 3 Genetics BISC 101, BISC 102 Pre-requisite for many Upper Division courses  
BISC 204
3 Introduction to Ecology BISC 101, BISC 102 Pre-requisite for many Upper Division courses  

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BISC 329
4
Introduction to Experimental Techniques
CHEM 121, CHEM 122, PHYS 102, STAT 201
   
BISC 304W 3 Animal Ecology
BISC 101, BISC 102, BISC 204
   
BISC 419 3 Wildlife Biology
BISC 304W, Recommended: BISC 316, STAT 201
   
BISC 422 3 Population Genetics BISC 202, STAT 201    
BISC 440 3 Biodiversity BISC 300, STAT 201, 75 units    
BISC 300 3 Evolution BISC 202, REcommended: BISC 204    
Total: 19        
Required: 15        

Synergy

Biostatistics is a large field within modern stats. This can include diverse areas in research and industry, such as clinical trials, bioinformatics, epidemiology and genetics.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Genetic Analyst