(SIMS Code: 771423)
The minor in biology consists of a minimum of 16 units to include BIOL 204, BIOL 204L, and at least 12 units of upper division courses selected from one of the areas below. At least one of the selected courses must be a biology laboratory course numbered 350 or above. A maximum of three units of BIOL 497 and BIOL 499 may be included in the minor with prior approval of the department. For courses requiring BIOL 215 as a prerequisite, a college level course in statistics may be acceptable with the approval of the instructor. Courses may be substituted for those in areas below with approval of the biology adviser, and this approval must be filed with the Office of Evaluations.
Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed at San Diego State University.
The minor in biology requires prerequisite courses that do not count towards the units in the minor. See descriptions of each area below.