A student majoring in any other discipline may opt for a minor in biology. This minor pairs particularly well with majors in dietetics, psychology, communication disorders, engineering, and education.
Required Courses for the Biology Minor
The Biology Minor requires the following 22 credit hours of Biology coursework; and includes an introductory chemistry course as prerequisite to some of the classes.
A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
- BIO 112
General Biology I with Lab4 credits
Selected principles and problems in general biology with emphasis on those principles most applicable to all living organisms: cellular organization, energy exchange, and inheritance.
- BIO 114
General Biology II with Lab4 credits
A general course in organismal biology covering diversity of living things from the prokaryote to higher plants and animals. Prerequisite: Introductory biology course
- BIO 212
Study of the fundamental laws of inheritance in biological systems. Prerequisites: Introductory biology course and MTH 115 or MTH 125 (may be taken concurrently).
- BIO 207
Plant Biology with Lab4 credits
Introduction to morphology, physiology, and evolution of
vascular plants; integrating form and function to
understand diversity. Prerequisite: Introductory biology
- BIO 250
Microbiology with Lab4 credits
A general course with emphasis on classification, physiology, and pathology of microorganisms. Prerequisites: CHM 106 or CHM 128 (may be taken
- BIO 318
Cell and Molecular Biology3 credits
Study of fine structures, metabolism, physical, and chemical activities of cells and subcellular structures. Prerequisites: Introductory biology course; BIO 114.
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