Biology is a dynamic science that helps you gain a better understanding of living organisms and the ways they interact with our environment.
Saint Louis University’s minor in biology requires eight credits of introductory biology, eight credits of introductory chemistry and 12 credits of upper-level biology courses.
Required Biology Courses
BIOL 1240 & BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 1260 & BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Required Chemistry Courses
CHEM 1110 & CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1 and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 1120 & CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2 and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
Biology Elective Courses
Select 12 credits†
BIOL 4960 Independent Research (1-3 cr) and BIOL 4980 Advanced Independent Study (1-4 cr) do not count towards the 12 credits of upper division biology courses.
In accordance with Arts and Sciences graduation requirements, a student must earn an overall 2.00 grade point average in all minor (certificate or related) courses that are approved for completion of their degree program.
Students can complete all or part of the biology minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid.