Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology
The course requirements for a biology minor are different from those stated here when coupled with certain academic majors. Students must consult their major department or the biology department for specific course requirements which will fulfill a biology minor accompanying their declared major.
At least 20 credits of biology must be taken at Western.
Admission and Declaration Process
The Biology Department has a two-step process for admission into our degree programs. Phase I students are students who have declared their intent to major in biology, and are in the process of completing the introductory biology and general chemistry series. Admission to Phase II is based on academic performance in the introductory courses. Students must have achieved an average grade of 2.9 or higher in their introductory biology and general chemistry courses before they can advance to Phase II and begin taking upper-division coursework.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.