Members of the department also serve as advisers for the minor. Students should choose their advisers, according to their interests, from the department faculty.
The requirements for the minor in biological sciences comprise six courses chosen in consultation with an adviser. These courses usually include at least one core course and must include one 300-level course. At least one laboratory course is required; one-credit or two-credit laboratories do not count as separate courses toward the minimum of six required courses. No more than one course designed primarily for non-majors may be included. One course from another department or program may be included provided that course is related to a students particular interest in biology and is chosen in consultation with her adviser.