Biology, Minor

The Biology minor is meant for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the life sciences. After completion of the introductory courses, students may choose upper level courses in their particular area of interest. 

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Allen Nicholson, Chair
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 255
215-204-8851

Dr. Robert Sanders, Vice Chair
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 347
215-204-2056

Dr. Joel Sheffield
Juniors/Seniors, Research Questions
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 311
215-204-8839
jbs@temple.edu

Dr. Angela Bricker
Freshmen/Sophomores
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 248C
215-204-8578
abricker@temple.edu

Minor Requirements

Students interested in acquiring basic knowledge in biology but not wishing to major in the subject may pursue a minor by successful completion of BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112 (Introduction to Biology I and II) or their Honors alternates, BIOL 1911 and BIOL 2912, plus three additional upper-level 2200 or above Biology electives (see course descriptions for exceptions). At least one of these additional Biology electives must have a laboratory component.

Note that CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1032 or their Honors alternates are the co-requisites or prerequisites for BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112, and that a grade of C or higher in BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2112 is required to take Biology electives. BIOL 2227, BIOL 2296, and BIOL 3096 can be taken as electives for the minor. Please consult the Biology Department's advisor when choosing the three additional courses to ensure that prerequisites have been satisfied.

A minimum of 18 credits in Biology is required for the minor.

Residency Requirements: At least 3 courses required for the minor must be completed at Temple. At least 3 Biology courses must be completed at Temple.