Human Biology - Undergraduate Minor

The Human Biology minor is intended to provide academic recognition for students who wish to focus a significant amount of attention on courses that deal with human beings from a wide variety of biological standpoints. Thus, course work may encompass topics representing a range of viewpoints such as biological function, human ecology, human origins, and psychology. Successful completion of this minor will provide students with a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on the human condition. This program consists of a minimum of 18 hours, that includes a minimum of 12 from within the Biology Department and a minimum of 3 outside the department. Successful completion of the minor will be certified by the Biology Department. A grade of C- or better is required of all minor courses.


Prefix Title Credits
Required Departmental Courses
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Select 3-4 credits from the following: 13-4
Human Physiology3
Pre-Professional Human Anatomy4
Physiology of Humans3
Additional Courses
Select sufficient credits to total 18 credits from within and outside Biology department:11
Within Department
Select a minimum of 5 credits from the following:
Human Biology3
Principles of Genetics3
Pre-Professional Human Anatomy Laboratory1
Laboratory of Human Physiology1
An Introduction to Cancer3
Human Osteology3
Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases3
Developmental Biology3
Outside Department
Select a minimum of 3 credits; maximum 6 credits from the following:
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab
Biological Anthropology3
Medical Anthropology3
Human Health and Biological Variation3
Evolutionary Medicine3
Fertility, Reproduction and Birth3
The Human Mind3
Science, Ethics and Society3
Human Sexuality3
Psychology and the Brain3
Total Credits18-19

Any of BIOL 2221 Human Physiology, BIOL 353 Pre-Professional Human Anatomy, or BIOL 354 Physiology of Humans not taken as a departmental requirement can be taken as one of the departmental elective courses.