2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Biological Sciences Minor - Program Requirements

Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300
Stephen Free
Chair
Denise M. Ferkey
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Completing the Biological Sciences Minor Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum combined GPA of 2.0 in biology courses and a minimum combined GPA of 2.0 in required chemistry courses is needed for successful completion of the minor.

Transfer Credit Policy

Courses from other institutions that have been previously evaluated in comparison to UB courses are listed on UB's course articulation TAURUS website. For courses not listed, students must obtain approval through a petitioning process overseen by the department. Petition forms are available in 109 Cooke Hall (North Campus). In addition to filling out a petition, the student will be asked to provide supporting documents for transfer courses, such as a catalog description and/or syllabus.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry

Required Courses

BIO 303 General Physiology
BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
CHE 101 General Chemistry I
CHE 102 General Chemistry II
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I
One BIO lab course

BIO electives or preapproved elective courses from other departments at the 300-400 level to reach 22 credit hours of biology-related prerequisite and required coursework for the minor(including BIO 200, BIO 201, BIO 303, BIO 305, and BIO 315).  Please see the Department of Biological Sciences website for additional information. 

NOTE: The UB Curriculum course BIO 387 Communicating in Biological Sciences can not be used as elective credit towards the minor.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 37

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300
Stephen Free
Chair
Denise M. Ferkey
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: August 16, 2018 09:18:54 AM