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Natural Sciences Minors

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.

MINOR IN APPLIED PHYSICS (20 hours minimum)

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.

Required courses:

MINOR IN BIOINFORMATICS (36 hours)

Required courses:

Two courses from:


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.


MINOR IN BIOLOGY
 (22 hours minimum)

  • ​22 hours of biology with only eight hours at the lower level
  • Must include a minimum of four three-contact hour laboratory courses

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY (20 hours minimum)

Required courses:

Note: Must include an additional eight hours of upper-level courses in chemistry.

MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL ​SCIENCES (22 hours minimum)

Required courses:


Two courses from:


One course from Species Identification Lab courses:

One course from:

One course from:


MINOR IN GEOLOGY (20 hours minimum)

Required courses:

Note: Must include 12 hours of upper-level courses in geology.

MINOR IN MICROBIOLOGY (20 hours minimum)

Required courses:

Note: Must include eight hours of upper-level courses in microbiology.

MINOR IN SUSTAINABILITY (18 hours minimum)

Required courses:

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.





Last updated 7/21/2021 9:32 AM