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  Jan 23, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Minor: Zoology

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 22

GPA requirements to earn minor: Zoology minors require a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses taken in the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Zoology minors must have a “C” or better in BIO 100 and BIO 200.

Contact Information:  Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Assistant Director of School of Biology and Ecology, 100 Murray Hall, (207)581-2540,

The minor in Zoology is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern animal biology. The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Biology or Botany. The requirements for the minor in Zoology include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.


  • BIO 100 - Basic Biology Credits: 4
  • BIO 200 - Biology of Organisms Credits: 4
  • Any courses, at least three of which must be animal courses (A), from Biological Sciences Areas I-V in Zoology B.A. and B.S. programs1,2 Credits: 14
  • 1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose courses that are not BMB courses.

    2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from Areas I-V that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major.

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