Biology Minor

Department of Biology

http://bio.unc.edu

Coker Hall, 120 South Road, CB# 3280

(919) 962-2077

Victoria L. Bautch, Chair

Gidi Shemer, Departmental Advisor, Abbey Fellow

bishemer@email.unc.edu

William M. Kier, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies (2017-2018)

billkier@bio.unc.edu

Alain Laederach, Biology Study Abroad

alain@unc.edu

Mara Evans, Career Advising

mara1@email.unc.edu

Summer Montgomery, Assistant for Undergraduate Services

sundance@unc.edu

Biology is the study of life from both basic and applied perspectives across a broad range of analytical levels, from the molecule and cell to the organism and ecosystem.

Department Programs

Majors

Minor

Graduate Programs

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

A student may minor in biology by taking four biology courses beyond BIOL 101/BIOL 101L.

Core Requirements
Two of the three core courses:8
Ecology and Evolution H
Molecular Biology and Genetics H
Cellular and Developmental Biology H
One course with a laboratory4
One course numbered above 4003-4
Total Hours15-16
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Biology (BIOL) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.