mINOR IN BIOLOGY (21-22 credit hours)
Students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of a few disciplines within Biology are encouraged to minor in Biology. In addition, students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, but who do not want to major in Biology will benefit by choosing Biology as a minor.
A maximum of 9 cr. toward the Minor in Biology will be accepted in transfer credits and at least 9 cr. toward the Minor must be completed at NEIU. Note that students in the Early Education and Early Childhood Education programs who select this minor must complete a minimum of 9 hours of coursework at the 300-level in order to meet graduation and licensure requirements.
General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area||Cr. Hrs.|
|Fine Arts (FA)* |
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
|Humanities (HU)* |
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
|At least 3|
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Required courses for the Biology Minor
|BIO-150||Essential Skills For Biologists||2|
|BIO-201||General Biology I||4|
|BIO-202||General Biology II||4|
|Three elective courses in Biology must also be taken, at least two of which must have a laboratory component||11-12|