Biology Minors

Website: https://twu.edu/biology/undergraduate-programs/minors/

These are minors administered by the Biology department.  The Neuroscience minor, and in some cases, the General Science minor, are appropriate for Biology majors as well as students with other majors at TWU.  The Biology and Pre-Med minors are specifically designed for students with majors other than Biology.  

Biology

A minor in biology requires 18 semester credit hours of Biology courses in consultation with the advisor, six of which must be advanced.

General Science

The minor in General Science requires 18 semester credit hours, six of which must be advanced.  These must be divided among three of the following: chemistry, biology, physics, and science courses.  If the major is biology or chemistry the hours must be divided between two of the remaining three.

Neuroscience

The minor in Neuroscience requires 20 hours and allows students to gain an appreciation for and understanding of the human brain from multiple perspectives.  This minor is offered in collaboration with the Department of Psychology.

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 2133Physiological Psychology3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Choose 6 SCH from the following6
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
The Changing Brain
Addiction
Biology of Aging
Medical Physiology
and Medical Physiology Laboratory
Total SCHs20

Pre-Med

All pre-med students must take the following courses, which are required prerequisites for medical school, for success on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or both. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently; no exceptions. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher. Eighteen of the required semester credit hours may also satisfy core requirements as applicable. 

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 3633
CHEM 3632
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
4
or PHYS 2153
PHYS 2151
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1143
PHYS 1141
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
4
or PHYS 2163
PHYS 2161
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II
Choose 7-12 SCH7-12
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance
and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance Laboratory
Biology Seminar
Pathophysiology
Undergraduate Research
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory
Virology
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
Biology of Aging
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
or PSY 2513 Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology3
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3-4
or MATH 2014 Calculus I
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
Total SCHs59-65