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Undergraduate Program

Minors

We require students to maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the minor, excluding allied field courses. See the advising page for information on how to declare your minor, exceptions to requirements, and more.

 


Minor in Biological Sciences (BI)

Students in this minor will gain a solid foundation in the biological sciences and are required to take the following courses:

  • One of the following:
    • BIO 110L: Principles of Biology I with Lab
    • BIO 112L: Perspectives in Biology I with Lab (pre-requisite: AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
  • One of the following:
    • BIO 111L: Principles of Biology II with Lab
    • BIO 113L: Perspectives in Biology II with Lab (pre-requisite: AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
    • BIO 115: Introduction to Organismal Evolutionary Biology
  • One of the following:
  • Two elective courses from the biology diversification list
  • One of the following options:

Contact

Please contact Danielle Presgraves at (585) 275-0925 or danielle.presgraves@rochester.edu with any questions.

 


Minor in Computational Biology (CB)

Students in this minor will study biological systems using math and computer science. This minor requires the following courses:

  • One of the following:
    • BIO 110L: Principles of Biology I with Lab
    • BIO 112L: Perspectives in Biology I with Lab (pre-requires AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
  • One of the following:
    • BIO 190: The Human Genome & BIO 198P: Genetics Lab
    • BIO 198: Principles of Genetics & BIO 198P: Genetics Lab
  • One of the following:
    • BIO 208: Introduction to Programming for Biologists (starts fall 2016)
    • CSC 161: The Art of Programming
    • CSC 171: The Science of Programming
  • BIO 214/218P: Biostatistics with Data Analysis in R Lab
  • Two of the following:
    • BIO 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
    • BIO 253L: Computational Biology
    • BIO 257L: Applied Genomics
    • BIO 259L:  Applied Population Biology

NOTE: Three courses in chemistry (CHM131 Chemical Concepts 1, CHM132 Chemical Concepts II, and CHM203 Organic Chemistry I) are prerequisites for Genetics (BIO190L or BIO198L). Other electives may have additional prerequisites.

Contact

Please contact Amanda Larracuente at (585) 273-1693 or alarracu@bio.rochester.edu with any questions.