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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science
Biology Minor

New Minor, effective September 1, 2017.

The minor in Biology at Athabasca University offers a comprehensive program of study and training in the biological science. It is designed to provide a broad background in biology while allowing students significant flexibility in choosing courses of interest. Students will be exposed to the fundamental principles of biology, including studies of the structure, organization, and diversity of life. This minor is intended to provide additional qualifications in science-related careers that require an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences, or preparation for graduate work in biology.

Biology Minor – Specific Requirements

In addition to the BSc program general requirements and the specific requirements of the major, a minor on Biology involves the completion of 24 credit of core and electives courses. The Biology minor cannot be combined with the Human Science major.

Core Courses

6 credits
BIOL 204 Principles of Biology I (lab component) (3)
BIOL 205

Principles of Biology IIB (home lab version)


BIOL 207 Principles of Biology II (lab component)

Elective Courses

18 credits
Students complete a minimum of 18 credits chosen from the Biology (BIOL) discipline. A minimum of 6 credits must be at the senior (300 or higher) level.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated August 17 2017 by laurab

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