Minors

UConn offers six undergraduate biology minors housed primarily in three academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Biology allows students to learn about the living world around them. It is relevant to many majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. For biology majors, a minor allows you to dig deeper into a specific subfield. For students majoring in another field, a biology minor can complement your coursework and round out your education.

Minor Options


Minor Restrictions

  • Students who major in ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular and cell biology, or physiology and neurobiology cannot earn a minor in biological sciences.
  • Students are allowed to earn more than one minor in ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular and cell biology, or physiology and neurobiology.
  • Students cannot earn a minor in biological sciences in addition to minors in ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular and cell biology, or physiology and neurobiology.
  • Credits used to satisfy the minimum requirements for a student’s major cannot also be used toward the 15 credits for the bioinformatics minor.
  • Completion of a minor requires that a student earn a C or better in each of the required courses for that minor.
  • Substitutions are not allowed for required courses in a minor.

More Resources

Declare a Minor

Students at the Storrs and regional campuses can declare most minors online at the Program Plan Change (PPC) website. For questions, please contact the Biology Advising Center.

Minor Plans of Study Forms

Minor plans of study help you track your progress toward your minor. Your requirements may differ depending on which year you entered the University. View all of the biology minor plans of study on our Forms page.