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Minor in Biology

The purpose of the biology minor is to encourage students who are majoring in other disciplines to follow their interest in biology by completing a coherent program of study. Interested students must submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study (available at, under “Forms”) to the coordinator of the Biology Board of Study. Upon admission to the biology minor, a student is assigned a minor advisor who will assist in designing an appropriate program.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Biology
A total of 20 credits in biology, including two of the following courses:

  1. BIO 1510/Human Anatomy and Physiology I:
    Anatomy and Physiology
  2. BIO 1520/Human Anatomy and Physiology II:
    Physiology and Nutrition
  3. BIO 1550/General Biology I
  4. BIO 1560/General Biology II
  5. A biology-related section of FRS 1200/Science in the Modern World

Additional courses needed to complete 20 credits are to be selected in consultation with the biology minor advisor:

Chemistry Minor for Biology Majors
Many biology majors at Purchase qualify for a minor in chemistry. Biology majors who complete Biochemistry for the BS have already taken enough chemistry and need only submit the Application for a Program of Minor Study. Other biology students must take only one course beyond Organic Chemistry (e.g., CHE 3150, 3510, or 4610).

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