Many students find that a minor in biological sciences is a useful addition to another major like chemistry, nursing, kinesiology, physics, or engineering. In particular, students interested in biotechnology careers will find that combinations such as chemistry and biology, or engineering and biology, are especially valued by employers.
Perhaps you just have a passion for biology but don’t intend to pursue a scientific career. We also have students majoring in the arts, different languages, and other humanities-based programs who choose a biology minor simply to learn more and explore their varied interests.
No matter your major, you can pursue your passion for biology with a minor – it can be completed in just five to seven classes.
Declaring a Minor
- Obtain and complete a Declaration of Minor form from the Department of Biological Sciences office (Lapham S181).
- Select a Departmental Advisor and set up an advising appointment by email.
- Bring an up-to-date student copy of your transcripts to the advising appointment. (You should return to meet with your Departmental Advisor regularly to discuss your progress.)
- Return the signed form to the office staff in Lapham Hall S181. The staff will obtain the Department Chair’s signature and forward the form to the College of Letters and Science.