This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The minor in biology requires a minimum of 20 credits in biology, including the following: 

CourseTitleHours
Biology core courses
BIOL 151
BIOZ 151
Introduction to Biological Sciences I
and Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory I
4
BIOL 152
BIOZ 152
Introduction to Biological Sciences II
and Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory II
4
Select three courses from the following options:9
Quantitative Biology
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Ecology
Evolution
Select an additional three credits in biology at the upper level, at least one of which must be a biology laboratory experience.3
Total Hours20

Only courses applicable toward the B.S. in Biology can be applied toward the minor in biology. For a list of approved biology electives, see “Biology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applicable to the minor. A minimum of nine upper-level biology credits must be taken at VCU.

BNFO 251/LFSC 251 and BNFO 252/LFSC 252 are approved course substitutes for BIOZ 151 and BIOZ 152,  respectively.