The minor in biology requires a minimum of 20 credits in biology, including the biology core courses: BIOL 151, 152 Introduction to Biological Science I, II; BIOZ 151, 152 Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory I, II; BIOL 218 Cell Biology; BIOL 310 Genetics; and BIOL 317 Ecology. Also required are an additional three credits in biology at the upper level and three biology laboratory experiences, including BIOZ 151 and 152, but not including BIOL 492 Independent Study or BIOL 495 Research and Thesis. Only courses applicable toward the B.S. in Biology can be applied toward the minor in biology. For a list of approved biology electives, see “Biology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)” in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Students are required to complete each of the biology core courses (listed above) with a minimum grade of C. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applicable to the minor. A minimum of nine upper-level biology credits must be taken at VCU.
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