You can combine the biology minor with a major degree program in majors ranging from chemistry or mathematics to public health and liberal studies to acquire a strong foundation in the fundamentals of biological principles and processes. Minor students complete a core of required courses and can select electives from the areas of cellular and molecular biology, ecology, physiology and evolution. The biology minor can open up a number of job opportunities at state and federal agencies, environment-based non-governmental organizations, private environmental consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, aquariums, biology laboratory research facilities and many others. Students in the minor take a total of 28-32 credits including a term of organic chemistry.
The biology minor is a highly useful addition for chemistry, mathematics and physics majors interested in medical school or interdisciplinary graduate programs in bioinformatics, biostatistics, biochemistry and applied mathematics.
Note: Unfortunately, the Biology minor is not available for biochemistry and biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology, biohealth sciences, biology, botany, microbiology and zoology majors.
Undergraduates interested in earning a biology minor should contact biology advisor Maureen Leong-Kee (Maureen.Leong-Kee@science.oregonstate.edu, Tel: 541-737-2993, 3029 Cordley Hall).