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Biology Minor

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Biology Minor

The biology minor is not intended to provide students with an in-depth acquaintance with the biological sciences. It satisfies the minor program for the non-teaching major in a bachelor of science program and the second program for the student pursuing the degree Bachelor of Arts who desires a second program of study of less than 30 hours.

So many possibilities

A biology minor can prepare you for a variety of careers:

  • scientific research and editing
  • nutrition
  • agriculture and more.

Students seining on Emporia State's Wooster Lake

Why ESU?

Our professors don’t want you to be a passive learner in the biology program, but an active participant in study and research in your field of interest. With smaller class sizes in your major, you’ll have the opportunity to do original research of your own choosing or work with professors on ongoing projects.

Students performing controlled burn at ESU's Ross Reservation

Cool classes

Emporia State students get involved from the very beginning. In 2018, a freshman biology course worked on a semester-long research project about microplastics that was accepted for publication in a national journal. ESU has the only on-campus aquatic research facility in the state of Kansas, where you’ll take classes and study in the field. Explore the complete requirements for a minor in biology.

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Scholarships are available for Biology students at ESU.

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