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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Minor

Contact Information

Dr. Sara Elizabeth Rácz
Interim Biology Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 3316
Office Phone:  (605) 394-2260
Department Website:


Credits Required: 19
The Minor curriculum requires students to complete 12 credit hours of core biology courses in the Biology major program. The additional seven (7) hours of electives (3 credit hours at the 400-level are recommended) are chosen from a variety of biology classes that will supplement the student’s major field to broaden the student’s overall academic preparation for a science or engineering career.

A grade of “C” or higher will be required for all courses needed for the biology minor. At least 50% of biology courses applied toward a minor must be completed at South Dakota Mines.