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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Minor in Biology

Students interested in the minor in Biology must declare the minor and submit their course plan online via Axess no later than two quarters prior to the student's intended quarter of degree conferral. The Biology minor requires a minimum of six courses meeting the following criteria:

  1. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  2. All courses must be worth 3 or more units.
  3. All courses, other than the Biology Core (41, 42, 43), must be at or above the 100-level. Stanford Introductory Seminars may not be used to fulfill the minor requirements.
  4. Courses used to fulfill the minor may not be used to fulfill any other department degree requirements (minor or major).
  5. At least one course from the Biology Core (41, 42 or 43) must be taken.
  6. The Biology Core Laboratory (BIO 44X and BIO 44Y) does not count towards the minor.
  7. Courses must be chosen from the offerings of the Department of Biology or the Hopkins Marine Station, or from the list of approved out-of-department electives (available in the student services office or downloadable at
  8. Elective credit for research (BIO 199 or BIOHOPK 199H) is limited to a maximum of 3 units. BIO 199X is not allowable.

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