Biology – Online Minor

The study of life

Learn how biology influences all aspects of our lives by adding a biology minor to your undergraduate degree plan with Oregon State University Ecampus. Through the instruction of world-class, distinguished research faculty in Oregon State’s College of Science, this minor promotes the discovery and broad communication of knowledge about living organisms and the essential roles of science and biology in our lives today and in the future.

It's a perfect complement to many undergraduate degree programs that are delivered online by OSU Ecampus, giving you a competitive edge in the workplace. The interdisciplinary training can be used as a foundation for a wide variety of life sciences careers, such as agricultural sciences, fisheries and wildlife sciences, horticulture natural resources.

Course work

The biology minor online requires a total of 28 to 32 credits.

A broad range of course topics are covered including:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Organismal and physiology 

Courses are offered throughout the year. Visit the biology curriculum page for requirements and the Ecampus schedule of classes for class schedules.

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