Minor in Biology


The Minor in Biology expands the number of program options available to students who wish to graduate with a credential that combines course offerings from different program areas. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/science

Department's website: kpu.ca/science/biology

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Biology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

The Minor in Biology requires completion of 33 credits as specified below.

Year 1
BIOL 1110Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 1210Introductory Biology II4
Year 2
Select at least two of the following:7-8
Cell Biology
Cellular Biochemistry
Years 3 and 4
Select a minimum of 17 credits of BIOL courses at the 3000 level or higher, including:17
A minimum of 8 credits in courses with a laboratory component
A minimum of 6 credits in courses at the 4000 level or higher.
Total Credits32-33

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Biology.

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