You’ll find research and learning are a logical extension of our biology curriculum and an integral part of our academic culture.

Biology Minor Requirements

Biology Minor

(six required courses)

  • BIOL 120 General Biology 1
  • BIOL 121 General Biology 2
  • Four biology electives numbered 200 or above

Biology Teaching Minor

(six required courses)

  • BIOL 120 General Biology 1
  • BIOL 121 General Biology 2
  • ENVS 300 Environmental Science or SSCI 301 Environmental Studies (fulfills the conservation requirement for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
  • Three biology electives numbered 200 or above

Faculty Perspective

Deborah Anderson (Biology)“In late June of each summer, I pack up my Springbar tent, rock hammer, anvils, GPS, collecting bags and other field gear and drive to Lost Cabin, Wyoming, to look for fossils.

“The roughest part of fieldwork (rattlesnakes and scorpions aside) is the lack of running water. But after a couple of days, everyone is in the same state. Plus, you can get an early start in the field when you don’t have to wait for everyone to shower!”

Deborah Anderson
Associate professor of biology