Biological Sciences Minor

The course requirements for the biological sciences minor depend on the student's major:

  • Biochemistry and chemistry majors must select six biological sciences major core courses or courses with the BIEL (elective) attribute.
  • Environmental science, general science, and integrative neuroscience majors must select eight biological sciences major core courses or courses with the BIEL (elective) attribute.

C- is the minimum grade credited toward the minor. No more than two external classes can be transferred toward the minor.

Elective Courses

Courses in this group have the BIEL attribute.

Course Title Credits
BISC 3000Environmental Science3
BISC 3132Human Physiology3
BISC 3221Human Anatomy3
BISC 3244Evolutionary Biology3
BISC 3405Plant Biology3
BISC 3466Urban Ecology & Evolution3
BISC 3521Biochemistry3
BISC 3643Microbiology3
BISC 3752Molecular Biology3
BISC 3754Cell Biology3
BISC 3893Introduction to Virology3
BISC 4530Cancer Biology and Signaling3
BISC 4532Neuroscience3
BISC 4575Conservation Biology4
BISC 4642Animal Behavior4
BISC 4693Developmental Biology3
BISC 4792Senior Thesis Research4
BISC 4999Research Tutorial0-4
ENVS 3000Environmental Science3


The minor in biological sciences is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in biological sciences only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill campus.