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Minor in Biology


Review available Elective Biology Courses

Biology Minor

  • Biology 105 - General Biology I
  • Biology 106 - General Biology II
  • 20 credits of biology (including the 2 required Biology core courses)

It is recommended that students take at least one course in each of the following areas: Organismal Biology (Biology 221, 301*, 332*, 340, 370, 374*, 422*, 432*, and 442); Cell/Molecular Biology (Biology 295-Phage, 335, 356/357, 348/349, 355, 366, 395 (Bioinformatics); Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (Biology 315, 343*, 380*, 421, 395 (Marine Biology and Biophysics*); Professional Development (Biology 395 (Mathematical Biology), 490, 495 (Capstone, Journal Club). In addition, to ensure students are informed about the important topic of biological diversity, at least one of the courses above with an asterisk is required.

Minimum GPA of 2.0 in biology to graduate with the minor

If earning a minor for secondary teacher certification, must have at least 2.5 GPA

What can I do with a Biology Degree?

Unique programs

We believe that students learn best by doing biology so it is equally important that we provide new and interesting ways for you to do exactly that. The programs below are only available at Hope College, so you won't find these anywhere else.

Unique Biology Programs