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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:
    • BIOL 110L: Principles of Biology I with Lab
    • BIOL 112L: Perspectives in Biology I with Lab (pre-requisite: AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
  • One of the following:
    • BIOL 111L: Principles of Biology II with Lab
    • BIOL 113L: Perspectives in Biology II with Lab (pre-requisite: AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
    • BIOL 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:
    • BIOL 110L: Principles of Biology I with Lab
    • BIOL 112L: Perspectives in Biology I with Lab (pre-requires AP biology exam score of 4 or 5)
  • One of the following:
    • BIOL 190: The Human Genome & BIOL 198P: Genetics Lab
    • BIOL 198: Principles of Genetics & BIOL 198P: Genetics Lab
  • One of the following:
    • BIOL 208: Introduction to Programming for Biologists (starts fall 2016)
    • CSC 161: The Art of Programming
    • CSC 171: The Science of Programming
  • BIOL 214/218P: Biostatistics with Data Analysis in R Lab
  • Two of the following:
    • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
    • BIOL 253L: Computational Biology
    • BIOL 257L: Applied Genomics
    • BIOL 259L:  Applied Population Biology

NOTE: Three courses in chemistry (CHEM131 Chemical Concepts 1, CHEM132 Chemical Concepts II, and CHEM203 Organic Chemistry I) are prerequisites for Genetics (BIOL190L or BIOL198L). Other electives may have additional prerequisites.

Contact

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