The biology minor

Contact: Dr. Judy Leatherman, 970-351-2453 (telephone), judith.leatherman@unco.edu (e-mail).

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A biology minor is ideal for students who are majoring in another discipline but who also want a level of expertise in the biological sciences.

Common major + biology minor combinations include:

  • Chemistry major + Biology minor
  • Psychology major + Biology minor
  • Sport and Exercise Science major + Biology minor
  • Dietetics major + Biology minor
  • Nutrition major + Biology minor


To fulfill a biology minor, 20 credits of biology course work must be completed with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA for those courses. Those 20 credits must include:

  • BIO 110 (Principles of Biology) -- 4 credits
  • BIO 111 (Survey of Organismal Biology) -- 4 credits
  • 12 additional credit hours of biology courses (see the UNC Catalog for a list of approved courses)
  • 4-5 of the 20 credits must be at the 300-level or higher (starting with the 2015-2016 academic year, 6 of the 20 credits must be at the 300-level or higher)


You will need to complete the major/minor change form available at the UNC Registrar Office.