Biology Minor

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With a biology minor you’ll gain an understanding of life in the natural world. You’ll also study humans—and their relationship to other organisms—as a part of a living order, gaining an understanding of the unifying concepts, diversity and the importance of organisms.


  • Provides you with an overview of key principles in biology and the supporting physical sciences
  • Optional courses discuss ecology, anatomy, genetics, statistics and calculus

Career opportunities

This minor is open to anyone with an interest in biology, but is ideal if you’re interested in contemporary ministries and missions, environmental studies, psychology, health fields, agriculture or kinesiology. It may also satisfy the California credential requirement for the supplementary authorization in biology.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.

Transfer to FPU

Course listing

Required Courses (20 Units)

BIOL 111General Biology: Cells and Physiology4
BIOL 121General Biology: Diversity and Ecology4

Select 12 additional units of upper-division biology.

Program director

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Alan Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology, Program Director, Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Health Sciences & Biology B.A.