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Minor in Biology
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Minor in Biology


The minor in biology is intended for students interested in living organisms, how organisms interact with the environment, and their relationship to our changing planet.  The minor enables students to discover and pursue careers that lie at the intersection of science and the arts, preparing them for areas that benefit from biological knowledge, such as filmmaking, computer animation, marketing careers in the pharmaceutical industry, journalism, illustration, and science writing.

The goal of the biology minor is to introduce students to a variety of biological topics emphasizing the breadth and unity of fields within biology.  All students will complete core courses in biology and chemistry.  Then, based on their particular interests, the student will select additional coursework from the following categories: cellular and molecular biology, foundations, organismal, and integrative biology.

Link to Biology Minor FAQ

Link to Biology Minor Advising Guide

Program Advisor:

Julie Minbiole, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 500
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-369-7368

jminbiole@colum.edu