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Minor in Biology

Students interested in the Biology Minor must complete 15-18 hours of Biology related coursework. The program must include courses from at least two different departments including Biology.  Only 4 hours of research can count towards the Biology Minor. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in all courses. All upper level Biology courses must be taken in residence. Readings and Internship courses are not allowed in the Minor.

Required Courses:

Choose courses from 2 categories below plus an additional 7-8 hours of applicable Biology coursework. Please see the Biology Minor Bulletin page for more information and a list of approved courses.

  • BCMB 3100 (Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) or BCMB 4020 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II)
  • GENE 3200 (Genetics) or GENE 3200H
  • CBIO 3400 (Cell Biology) or CBIO 3600 (Developmental Biology) or PBIO 3600 (Plant Cell & Developmental Biology)
  • ECOL 3500 or ECOL 3505H (Ecology) or GENE 3000 or GENE 3000H (Evolutionary Biology) or PBIO 3650 (Plant Ecology)


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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to students who have not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to the University of Georgia.