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The biology curriculum at University of Providence is designed to stimulate your intellectual curiosity, develop your general knowledge base, and increase your skills in the biological sciences. Many career paths either require or are greatly aided by a bachelor’s degree in biology. Earning your degree from University of Providence will give you the foundation necessary to pursue graduate work in any field of biology as well as preparing you for admission into schools of medicine, dentistry, and a number of other pre-professional programs.


Diane Lund, PhD
Jennifer Swanson, PharmD
Roberta Newbury, PhD
Jessica Martin, MS

Required Classes for a Biology Minor

  • BIO 151 General Biology I
  • BIO 152 General Biology II
  • BIO 221 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 200 Ecology             OR
  • BIO 212 General Botany
  • BIO 311 Genetics
  • CHM 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 112 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 261 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 262 Organic Chemistry II
  • MTH 241 Calculus I
  • MTH 252 Statistical Methods for the Sciences

4 Credits in approved electives

Approved Electives:

  • BIO 151 Anatomy & Physiology I and
  • BIO 152 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 302 Ornithology
  • BIO 304 Mammology
  • BIO 320 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIO 400 Immunology
  • BIO 405 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 411 Cell Biology
  • BIO 420 Virology
  • BIO 492 Special Topics in Biology
  • CHM 401 Biochemistry I
  • CHM 402 Biochemistry II
  • PHS 241 Classical & Modern Physics I and
  • PHS 300 Classical & Modern Physics II

Total Credits for Minor 48

Departmental Philosophy

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. At University of Providence, we are committed to forming women and men of competence, conscience, and compassion who have learned from reflecting upon their experiences of being for and with others in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief, and humility. The product of these teaching, research and value-based activities will be a challenging, dynamic, and stimulating environment that will transform your life.