Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Minor

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Why Choose the Biological Sciences Program?

Students majoring in another department may earn a Minor in Biological Sciences. The Minor program includes at least of 24 credit hours from a broad selection of courses in Biological Sciences.

The flexibility of the Minor program is intended to accommodate the needs and goals of a variety of students, including people with science majors as well as those from business, liberal arts, and other disciplines. It provides a solid foundation in biological principles and still enables students to focus on particular subdisciplines, such as molecular, organismic, or environmental biology.


Our graduates are employed by

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advanced Testing Laboratory
  • Aerotek
  • American Health Associates
  • Battelle Memorial Institute   
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Community Tissue Services/ Community Blood Center
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens  
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
  • Medpace
  • MedVet
  • MillerCoors
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources        
  • Pfizer
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Shaw Environmental
  • SpringCreek Fertility
  • UES Inc.
  • United Allergy Services

Our graduates work as

  • Biologists/Cell biologists
  • Cardiopulmonary technician
  • Clinical allergy specialist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Conservation worker
  • Data scientist
  • Ecology lab technician
  • Embryologist/andrologist
  • Formulation technician
  • Genetic counselor
  • Health services manager
  • Laboratory manager
  • Microbiology technician
  • Pharmaceutical/medical product sales representative
  • Researchers/research aAssistants
  • Toxicologist

Academics and Curriculum

View Biological Sciences Minor program requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Minimum Entry Requirements

  • 24 semester hours earned
  • 2.0 grade point average in the introductory biology courses (BIO 1120 and BIO 1150)