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Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Candidates for the minor in biology must complete required coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00 or better and must earn a grade of 'C' or better in BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core).

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19-21

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.


BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core)4
BIOL 308Foundations of Ecology and Evolution3-5
or BIOL 310 Biodiversity
BIOL 311General Genetics4
Elective courses in biology to achieve at least 19 credits (one of which may be lower-level)8
Total Credits19-21