The Biology minor leads to scientific literacy in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and an understanding of their interrelationships.
The Biology minor complements a wide range of majors, from education, business, and communications to sociology, history, psychology, creative writing, global studies, and the arts, and it informs life work with a foundational understanding of life’s complexity. Building on core classes, students choose electives in areas of personal interest. Students may focus on marine biology by including courses offered by the Marine Studies Consortium. Exciting opportunities for travel study and study abroad to remote tropical environments (Guyana) are also available.
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This course introduces the core concepts in modern biology, with an emphasis on the way of thinking in science. Topics covered include an introduction to organisms and ecology, evolutionary theory, Mendelian genetics, biological chemistry, and biology of the cell. This course meets for four hours weekly in order to integrate laboratory experiences.
This field-based course focuses on the uniqueness of New England's ecology. Students investigate the geology, ecology, and natural history of regional sites including alpine meadow, mountains, and shorelines. The course includes preparation meetings on campus, day trips, and one weekend excursion.
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This unique and exciting abroad program takes place in the North Rupununi region of Guyana, South America. Read more