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Biology Minor

The biology minor is a great addition for anyone looking for a strong background in science, particularly the study of living organisms.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn the structure and function of life from the required introductory courses in cellular biology, genetics and diversity of life. Beyond that, you will be exposed to advanced concepts and skills related to your particular interests or major from elective courses.

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Meet Katie Booth '20

"I will always have a faculty member I can turn to if I need help in life. It does not matter how far down the road I would need them, I know that they will always be there for me if need be."

How Katie Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

The minor requires you to complete 19 credits between two required four-credit classes and electives you choose. You must earn a C or better in the two required courses.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

This minor can serve you well in many career areas such as:

  • Environment-based jobs
  • Physical therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical science

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Classes are small, leading to personalized attention from faculty.

You may choose to join the Biology Club to network and enhance your skills in the field.

Contact the Department of Biology 142 Franklin Science Center 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1401