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A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to a solid understanding of a subject, although with less depth than a major.

Depending on interests and career goals, some students choose to complement their major program with a minor in a related field or even in an entirely different field of interest.

The BA in Biology requires you to have a minor (option A) or a Topical Focus (option B). 

Note that you cannot have a minor that has the same name as your major. For example, you cannot have a major in Animal Science and a minor in Animal sciences, even if you are pairing the minor with a different major. 

The Biology Department offers three minors:

  • Minor in Biology
  • Minor in Microbiology
  • Minor in Neuroscience