Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the "Change of Major/Minor Application" online under the "Student" tab of myBama.

More InformationHours
Minor Courses
Select one of the following: 4
Principles Of Biology I
and Laboratory Biology I
Honors General Biology I
Select one of the following: 4
Principles Biology II
and Biology II Laboratory
Honors Gen Biology II
BSC electives 300 or 400 level6
BSC electives 200 level or above8
Total Hours22

Additional Minor Requirements

No more than 4 hours earned in BSC enrichment courses may be applied to the minor. Enrichment courses are the following:

BSC 391Tutorial In Biol Science1-2
BSC 396Resident Study1-6
BSC 398Undergraduate Research1-4
BSC 399Presentation of UG Research2
BSC 403Intro To Bsc Instruction2
BSC 404Honors Intro To Bsc Instruction2
BSC 407Honors Seminar In Bsc1

NOTE: BSC 409 Pre-Health Apprenticeship I and BSC 410 Pre-Health Apprenticeship II are not applicable to the minor in biology.

A maximum of 12 hours of 100-level biology courses BSC 108 Intro Biology Non Maj IBSC 109 Intro Biology Non Maj IIBSC 114 Principles Of Biology I:BSC 115 Laboratory Biology IBSC 116 Principles Biology II:BSC 117 Biology II LaboratoryBSC 118 Honors General Biology I or BSC 120 Honors Gen Biology II) may be applied to degree requirements.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.


Prerequisites for all BSC courses at the 300- and 400-level must be passed with a minimum grade of C-.