Biology Minor

Department of Biology

Coker Hall, 120 South Road, CB# 3280

(919) 962-2077

Dr. Gidi Shemer, Senior Lecturer and Departmental Advisor, Abbey Fellow

Dr. Jason W. Reed, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Alain Laederach, Associate Professor, Biology Study Abroad

Dr. Mara Evans, Lecturer, Career Advising

Ms. Summer Montgomery, Assistant for Undergraduate Services

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



Graduate Programs

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

  • take at least 9 credits 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

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.