Biology (Minor)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Biology
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Biology 
Academic Plan Code(s): BIOLMINOR

Admission to the Minor in Biology Requires:
Completion of BIOL 240, BIOL 242, BIOL 241, and BIOL 243 with a grade of C or better; completion of MATH 111 with a grade of C or better OR placement into a mathematics course above the level of MATH 111 on the basis of either the University of Louisville mathematics placement examination or ACT/SAT score; and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Program Requirements

BIOL 240Unity of Life 13
BIOL 241Unity of Life Lab 1
BIOL 242Diversity of Life 13
BIOL 243Diversity of Life Lab 1
BIOL 329Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 330
BIOL 331
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Genetics and Molecular Biology: Laboratory
BIOL 363Principles of Ecology3
or BIOL 409 Evolutionary Biology
Biology Electives 22
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville. 


Fulfills General Education requirement.


BIOL 102, BIOL 104, BIOL 257, BIOL 258, BIOL 260, BIOL 261, BIOL 262 and BIOL 263 may not count toward electives in the minor.