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Students may add the BIOL Minor by completing the appropriate form in the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office in 2089 Derring Hall.


  • NO course substitutions will be made for the minor.
  • Prerequisites are enforced and there are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Minors receive no priority during course request or force-add.
  • There is no guarantee you will get the classes needed to complete the minor. 

FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2015 and 2016: Requirements are listed on the 2015 Minor Checksheet.

FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2017: Requirements are listed on the 2017 Minor Checksheet.

UPDATE: new course options added to minor in Biological Sciences

For students graduating in 2018, a revised BIOL checksheet will include additional offerings to fulfill minor requirements.

For students graduating in 2015-2017, the revised list of courses can be substituted to fulfill minor requirements, too. Please contact if you would like to substitute any of the newly approved courses, as the system will not officially recognize them until 2018.

Newly approved BIOL minor courses:

BIOL 3204 Plant Taxonomy

BIOL 3454 Introductory Parasitology

BIOL 4004 Freshwater Ecology

BIOL 4334 Chemical Ecology

BIOL 4454 Invertebrate Zoology

Contact Information

Derring Hall Room 2089
1405 Perry Street
Mail Code 0406
Blacksburg, VA  24061

(540) 231-6407

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.