Minor in Biology (BIOAL)
The Biology Minor at Penn State Altoona is designed for students in non-Life Science majors, who desire to obtain an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of Biology -- the science of life and living organisms. This minor is not intended for "Life Science" oriented majors, including Biological Anthropology, Premedicine, and Science, Life Science option. After taking an introductory survey course which exposes students to the basics of Biology, including the chemistry of life, cell structure, genetics, mechanisms of evolution and evolutionary history of biological diversity, plant and animal form and function, and ecology, students select additional courses based on their biological emphasis to account for a total of 18-20 credits. In conjunction with the student's major, the minor prepares students for entry to graduate school or professional school programs, as well as for technical or research careers with governmental agencies or industry. Majors complemented by this minor would include but not be limited to other life and physical sciences, environmental studies, engineering, and business.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18-20 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (4 credits)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (7-8 credits)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-9 credits)
Contact:Dr. Edward P. Levri
Associate Professor of Biology
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Office: 202 Hawthorn Building