Buena Vista University

Biology

Did you know that the largest organism in the world is a set of aspen trees in Utah that share the same root system? Or at least it could be. Depending on how you define what constitutes a single living system, the Great Barrier Reef might be the largest, or it could be a 2,200-acre fungus in Oregon. And that doesn’t even ask the question of how you even define life itself. Is a virus alive – and does that have any bearing on how we might stop it from spreading?

As a biology minor, you’ll be able to study and explore practical studies of living things through courses of your choosing in organismal biology, ecology/evolution, cell biology and genetics.

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Courses of study

Minor in Biology: 24 credit hours

BIOL 163 Biological Principles I
BIOL 164 Biological Principles II
Distributional course selection (organismal, ecology/evolution, cell biology and genetics area)

Minor in Biology with teaching Licensure (5-12): 24 credit hours

BIOL 163 Biological Principles I
BIOL 164 Biological Principles II
16 credit hours of distributional course selection (organismal, ecology/evolution, cell biology and genetics area)
Plus requirements listed under secondary education and education core

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Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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