The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University offers two minors.

  • Biological sciences—The biological sciences minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits of biological science courses plus chemistry cognates. Ten of these credits must be from 2000 or higher level courses.
  • Secondary education—The biological sciences minor in secondary education consists of a minimum of 27 hours of coursework in the biological sciences plus cognate courses in chemistry and mathematics.


Advisors facilitate student success by creating an on-going partnership with students and providing knowledge regarding degree requirements and WMU student success resources.

Transfer students

At least 12 hours must be earned at WMU for a minor. Transfer students should consult with the biological sciences undergraduate advisor before registering for classes. Additional transfer information is available from the College of Arts and Sciences.