Melissa AikensASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Leslie CurrenSENIOR LECTURER
Elizabeth HarveyASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Patricia JaremaSENIOR LECTURER
Brittany JellisonAssistant Professor
Istvan MikoRESEARCH SCIENTIST II
Gregg MooreAssociate Professor
Christopher NeefusPROFESSORDirector, Albion R. Hodgdon Herbarium
Anissa PoleatewichASSISTANT PROFESSORGraduate Program Coordinator
What is biology?
Biology is the study of living organisms, including microbes, plants and animals, and the way in which they interact with one another and their environment. The biology minor will give you an introduction to subjects such as evolution, biodiversity, ecology, and molecular and cellular biology in animals,plants and fungi. Combine your studies with a major such as education, healthcare, news media, business or environmental studies to prepare for jobs in a wide range of competitive fields or further study in graduate, medical or veterinary schools,or work for news reporting and media.
Why study biology at UNH?
Our biology program combines a challenging laboratory curriculum and engaging fieldwork with courses that capture the diversity of nature’s biological systems. UNH’s state-of-the-art facilities and location close to the New Hampshire Seacoast, Lakes Region and White Mountain National Forest provide a wide range of dynamic, hands-on research opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with faculty in both the classroom and laboratory.
Potential career areas
- Education (teaching, research and outreach)
- Environmental conservation
- Environmental consultation
- Science writing, news media or broadcasting
- State and federal agencies
Department of Biological Sciences
University of New Hampshire
38 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824
Curriculum & Requirements
The Biology Minor is designed to give students a broad background in basic biological understanding of life processes, while providing experiences in ecology, evolution, and organismal diversity. Five courses are required for completion of the minor, of which no more than two can overlap with major requirements.
|BIOL 411||Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular||4|
|BIOL 412||Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 541||Ecology (both are writing intensive)||4|
|or ZOOL 690||Evolution|
|Select two courses in organismal surveys from the below: 1|
|Animal Survey: Select one course||4-5|
|Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology|
|Sharks and Bony Fishes|
|Plant or Fungus Survey: Select one course||4|
Plant Survey Course:
Fungus Survey Course:
|New England Mushrooms: a Field and Lab Exploration|
One course must focus on animals, and the other on plants or fungi.