Biology Minor

Program Requirements

Required Courses (11 credit hours)
BIO 111FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY3
BIO 211INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS4
BIO 213INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR4
Electives (11 credit hours)
Eleven additional credits of 300-400 level coursework11
Total Credit Hours22

Please note the following restrictions:

  1. At least three courses must be taken at Buffalo State.
  2. The following cannot be applied to the Biology minor:
BIO 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIO 101HUMAN BIOLOGY3
BIO 104ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
BIO 210MICROBIOLOGY3
  1. Up to 3 credits total of BIO 488 Biology Internship, BIO 495 Special Project, and BIO 499 Independent Study are allowed.
  2. A maximum of 1 credit of Biology seminar (BIO 361/BIO 362) is allowed.
  3. A maximum of 3 transfer courses (12 credits maximum) will be accepted as part of the Biology minor. The Department Chairperson will judge the acceptability of transfer courses.
  4. A student considering the Biology minor should check for prerequisite requirements when planning the program. Prerequisite requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.