Biology Minor

The minor in Biology provides students with a solid scientific base that is becoming increasingly important in this world of advances in nanotechnology, medicine, and bioinformatics. Our program provides a broad base in biology with the option for the students to pursue elective courses within their interests. The minor in Biology also complements a wide variety of disciplines. Students in many other fields, including marketing, government and international politics, or law, will find that biology is not only rewarding, but also useful in their professional careers.

Total Credit Hours: 20

A. Required Courses (8 credit hours)

  • BIO 103 Introductory Biology I
  • BIO 104 Introductory Biology II

B. Electives (12 credit hours)

  • BIO 230 Plant Anatomy 
  • BIO 270 Cell Biology 
  • BIO 300 Ecology 
  • BIO 315 Plant & Animal Physiology
  • BIO 340 Vertebrate Zoology 
  • BIO 341 Invertebrate Zoology 
  • BIO 342 Animal Behavior 
  • BIO 350 Advanced Physiology
  • BIO 351 Genetics 
  • BIO 380 Evolution
  • BIO 470 Molecular Biology

C. Additional Requirements

  • At least 12 credit hours must be taken at SUNYIT
  • Students must achieve a minimum “C” grade in the courses applied toward the minor.
  • Elective substitutions must be approved by the Coordinator of Biology and Chemistry