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Biology Minor


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.

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

All of:
  BIOL 1110 Introductory Biology I 4 credits
  BIOL 1210 Introduction Biology II 4 credits

Year 2

At least two of:
  BIOL 2320 Genetics 4 credits
  BIOL 2321 Cell Biology 4 credits
  BIOL 2322 Ecology 4 credits
  BIOL 2330 Microbiology I 4 credits
  BIOL 2421 Cellular Biochemistry 3 credits

Years 3 and 4


A minimum of 17 credits of BIOL courses at the 3000 level or higher, including:

  • a minimum of 8 credits in courses with a laboratory component
  • a minimum of 6 credits in courses at the 4000 level or higher.
17 credits

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

Faculty of Science and Horticulture


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 33

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2017

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2017

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