REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS IN SCIENCE
Minors require a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all applied coursework. Upper-level courses applied to a minor must have a grade of C or better. Minors must be distinct from any declared degree and degree concentration. Students may bring 3-4 hours of upper-level credit from another institution, but the balance of upper-level credits (depending upon minor) must be taken at UHD. Credit for directed studies, field experiences, honors thesis and undergraduate research cannot apply.
General Genetics and Lab|
|BIOL 3303/3103||General Genetics and Lab |
|CHEM 1307/1107||General Chemistry I with Lab|
|CHEM 1308/1108||General Chemistry II with Lab|
|CS 1410||Introduction to Computer Science|
|CS 2410||Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms|
|CS 3304||Data and Information Structures|
|CS 4318||Database Systems |
Two courses from:
|CS 4328||Parallel Computing|
|CS 4319||Data Mining and Warehouses|
|any approved upper-level CS courses|
Note: All hours counted toward the minor must be passed with “C” or better. At least 6 hours of upper-level course work in the minor must be completed at the University of Houston-Downtown. Students majoring in an area of the natural sciences, computer science or mathematics should choose courses in consultation with their academic advisor.
- 22 hours of biology with only eight hours at the lower level
- Must include a minimum of four three-contact hour laboratory courses
|CHEM 1307/1107||General Chemistry I|
|CHEM 1308/1108||General Chemistry II|
|CHEM 3301/3201||Organic Chemistry|
Note: Must include an additional eight hours of upper-level courses in chemistry.
|BIOL/CHEM/GEOL 4260||Environmental Laboratory and Field Studies|
Two courses from:
|BIOL 4360||Environmental Biology|
|CHEM 3320||Environmental Chemistry|
|GEOL 3303||Environmental Geology|
|MBIO 3340||Environmental Microbiology|
One course from Species Identification Lab courses:
|BIOL 3310/3110||Plant Identification and Lab|
|BIOL 3340/3140||Biology of Fungi and Lab|
|BIOL 4390/4190||Special Topics - Vertebrate Natural History|
One course from:
|CHEM 3310/3110||Quantitative Analysis and Lab|
|GEOL 3340||Inorganic Geochemistry|
One course from:
|BA 3303||Global Environmental Issues in Business|
|ENGL 3329||Environmental Writing|
|PHIL 3320||Environmental Ethics|
|GEOL 1305/1105||Physical Geology and Lab|
|GEOL 1306/1106||Historical Geology and Lab|
Note: Must include 12 hours of upper-level courses in geology.
|BIOL 1301/1101||General Biology I|
|BIOL 1302/1102||General Biology II|
|MBIO 2305/2105||General Microbiology|
Note: Must include eight hours of upper-level courses in microbiology.
|PHYS 2401/2101||Physics I and Lab|
|PHYS 2402/2102||Physics II and Lab|
Note: Must include three upper-level courses in physics.
|SUST 3302||Fundamentals of Sustainability|
|SUST 4301||Seminar in Sustainability|
|SUST 4302||Capstone Experience in Sustainability|
(or a capstone experience course with a focus in sustainability)
Note: Must complete three additional courses one from each category: Environmental Science Fundamentals (3 hours), Social and Ethical Considerations (3 hours), Technological/Business Components (3 hours).
FOR ALL MINORS:
Students may focus secondarily to their major degree plan in another discipline to earn a Minor in Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Physics, or Microbiology. Multiple minors can be obtained (see an academic advisor in the CST Advising Center ). No upper-level courses with grades of D will be counted. No transfer credits with grades of D will be counted. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in courses applied to the minor. Upper-level courses must be taken at UHD. Credit for directed studies, field experiences, honors thesis, and undergraduate research cannot apply.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the CST Advising Center.