Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology


Minor in Biology

Course requirements include:

  • BL118/BL119, BL121/BL126, BL201/BL202.
  • Three biology electives (200-level or higher), at least two with an associated lab or seminar.

Minor in Natural Sciences

Course requirements include:

  • BL118/BL119, BL121/BL126
  • BL201/BL202 or BL Elective/Lab (200-level or higher).
  • CH 101/CH105, CH102/CH106.
  • CH301/CH307, CH302/CH308
  • MA251 or MA252 or ST210 or ST265.
  • PH101, PH102.
  • One biology elective (200-level or higher). It is strongly recommended that students considering medical school take BL431/BL433 to fulfill this requirement. 

Minor in Forensic Studies

The minor consists of 6 total courses.

The following is required for the class of 2025 and forward:

  • BL 101 Introduction to Forensic Sciences (4 credits)
  • PY 101 Introductory Psychology or SC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • Select one course from the following:

BL 118/119 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology and Lab
BL 121/126 - Organismal Biology and Lab
EC 220 - Business Statistics
ST 110 - Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis or
ST 210 - Introduction to Statistics or
ST 265 - Biostatistics

Minor in Environmental Studies

The requirements for the minor are:

  • One introductory course (CH114 Global Environment or BL111 Environmental Biology), which also counts as a natural science core course.
  • Five electives from the list of approved courses, with the following special notes:
    • No more than three of the five electives may come from the same academic area of study
    • Only two courses may count for both the core curriculum and this minor.
    • Study abroad courses or courses from the Baltimore Exchange Program may count if approved by the Director.
    • A capstone experiential course in the form of either a research project or internship.

The minor is available to all students in any major or area of study and prepares students for a variety of careers.

Lawrence Blob, M.D.

Lawrence Blob, M.D.

This Loyola graduate is fighting the counterfeit drug problem in Sierra Leone

Marie (the seal) sitting on the edge of the pool at the National Aquarium's rehabilitation center

From the classroom to the coast

A student shares his experience as an intern with the National Aquarium in Baltimore—and how it shaped his academic path and career goals.