Minor in Biology

A Minor in Biology allows students to gain valuable experience in the biological sciences while completing their primary field of study. A Minor in Biology allows students to take advanced biology coursework related to their field of interest. The biology minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major program by providing an underlying scientific base upon which to build a career in any field of study.


The UVU Biology program offers a variety of courses that investigate the living world, including courses in biology, botany, ecology, genetics, human anatomy, human physiology, conservation biology, microbiology, zoology and others. A course of study may be designed to provide breadth in the life sciences or to prepare students for a specific area of biology.


Majors in Biology prepare for a wide variety of occupations in education, government, medicine, and research. The greatest demand for biology graduates is projected to occur in secondary education (middle and high school teachers), and health, environmental and biotechnology areas. Biology majors are employed in the following areas:

  1. Health related careers (hospitals, clinics or health departments)
  2. Technicians (biological, biomedical, genetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries)
  3. Sales and marketing (scientific, biomedical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and agricultural businesses)
  4. Research-related careers (university, museum, industry, medical and government agencies)
  5. Conservation biology and natural resource areas (non-profit and public agencies)
  6. State and federal agencies, (Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, EPA and BLM)
  7. Secondary education (requires teaching certificate)