Biology, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 20

Major Hours: 9

Program Code: N105

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 20 hours of courses, including at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Biology1 and including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Biology.

Required Courses

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted for minor credit.

Required Courses
BIOL 1114Introductory Zoology4
BIOL 1121Introductory Zoology Lab1
Choose at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Biology, including: 115
At least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level
At least two (2) laboratory courses (or courses with laboratory components)
Total Credit Hours20
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved March 2012