The Biology Minor
Biology minor: Students wishing to earn a minor in biology must complete a total of six courses in Biology.
All students seeking a minor must complete the Introductory Biology sequence:
- BIOL 15100 Introductory Biology I
- BIOL 15200 Introductory Biology II
All students must complete of one of these two options:
- BIOL 23000 Molecular and Cellular Biology*
- BIOL/EVST 27800 Ecology
*Note: CHEM 12000 and 12100 are pre-requisites for BIOL 23000. The minor also requires completion of three additional biology electives at the 20000 level or higher chosen from the catalog with the assistance of a designated minor advisor.
Natural History minor:
Biology majors who want to also earn a Natural History minor must take Environmental Education (EDUC/EVST 20500), 3 field-based courses with at least 1 from each of the first and second categories below, and one context course from the third category below.
|Field-based organismal courses:||Field-based systems courses:||Context courses:|
|EVST 38000 Ornithology||BIOL 34500 Forest Ecology||EVST 33800 Env. Policy|
|BIOL 38000 Herpetology||BIOL/EVST 25000 Wildlife Management||BIOL 34300 Cons. Biology|
|BIOL 31400 Syst. Vascular Plants||BIOL 34200 Marine Ecology||ART 25900 Env. Art|
|BIOL 21300 Syst. Nonvascular Plants||BIOL 38000 Aquatic Biology||WRIT 21400 Writing Nature|
|BIOL Entomology||BIOL 30000 Field Biology||INTD 28000 Climate Change|
|EVST 35500 Wetlands, Rivers, & Coastal Plains||INTD 22500 Humans & Env.|
Phi Beta Kappa
To receive the honor of induction into the Hiram College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a Biology major must complete the major (any track is acceptable), maintain a GPA of 3.7 or higher, take and pass a foreign language through 20200 course, and take and pass a mathematics course at or above 19800 level.