Minor in Biological Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires its students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree (for example, majors in English, Philosophy, Sociology, etc.) to complete requirements for a minor as well.   Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree (degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics) are NOT required to have a minor.  However, a minor can be a great way to explore complementary disciplines and gain additional training.  A minor expands student learning and job opportunities, and even chances of getting into a professional or graduate school. That's because a minor allows the student to develop a good understanding of an additional academic discipline without having to go through the extra time and expense of a double major.

A complete list of minors offered at IU-South Bend is available on the CLAS Advising Center webpage –


BIOL-L 101 (5 cr.), L102 (5 cr.), L211 (3 cr.), and 8 additional credit hours of majors courses at the 200-level or above, with at least one lab course and one course at the 300 or 400 level.