How to Declare the Biology Minor

  1. You must be declared a major.
  2. After your major is declared, contact your major adviser for an updated academic plan. Make sure the plan is completed with classes required for your major, signed by your major adviser and accessible to MCD advising (
  3. Review the Biology Minor Academic Planning Checklist: Click Here
  4. Add the courses for the Biology Minor to your academic plan that you plan to submit to us to demonstrate that you will have time to complete the minor requirements.
  5. Petition to declare the Biology minor: Click Here
  6. Be sure the signed electronic academic plan is accesible to MCD advising ( and upload the Major/Minor  Declaration Petition form to the above google form. 
  7. We follow the campus Major/Minor Declaration deadline for BIOLOGY minor, if you submit a petition after the deadline, we will process as time permits and in the order received: Academic and Administrative Calendar


Biology Minor Requirements:

  • CHEM 1A: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1B: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1C: General Chemistry
  • BIOL 20A: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOE 20B: Development and Physiology
  • BIOE 20C: Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL 20L: Experimental Biology Lab
  • CHEM 8A: Organic Chemistry
  • BIOL 100: Biochemistry
  • BIOL 105: Genetics
  • BIOE 107: Ecology
  • BIOE 109: Evolution
  • 1 Upper Division Elective (Chosen from BIOL or BIOE Courses Numbered 100-181)
Biology Minor Academic Planning Checklist: Click Here


Campus Minor Policy: 

MCD BIO Department Minor Policy: 


NOTE: You must have 25 credits of unique Upper Division course work for the minor and 40 credits of unique Upper Division course work for the major.