General Biology Minor (for non-biology majors)

Co-Coordinators: Dr. Lisa Morey and Dr. Andrew Stewart

The biology minor may be earned by any student who completes the required courses. Co- and/or prerequisites for some of the required courses may effectively limit accessibility.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.

Required Courses
BIO 111
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Laboratory I
BIO 112
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Laboratory II
BIO 211
Biochemistry and Cell Biology I
and Biochemistry and Cell Biology Lab I
BIO 212
Biochemistry and Cell Biology II
and Biochemistry and Cell Biology Lab II
Elective Courses
Select two electives with their associated labs (300 or 400). The courses must be from two different Areas8
Total Credits24