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Why ODU for a minor in biology?

You will learn from committed educators with experience in field research and diverse ecological communities. To aid in their research and course development, our faculty have access to:

  • the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory
  • state-of-the-art DNA facilities, including cutting edge technologies that support research in microbiology, cancer biology and immunology
  • nearby state and federal preserves, including the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Barrier Islands, Chesapeake Bay, and Back Bay
  • the ODU-owned Blackwater Ecologic Preserve, a 320-acre area in the Zuni Pine Barrens State Natural Area

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours

You will take one 200-level core biology course (3 credit hours) and a minimum of three upper level biology courses. To complete this minor, you also must have a C (2.0) or better in BIOL 121N + BIOL 122N and BIOL 123N + BIOL 124N.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU.

Already have college credits?

We offer a free transfer evaluation before you apply, so you'll know how your credits may transfer. Let us know which program you're interested in, and we'll contact you to get the process started.

Meet Your Team

A dedicated enrollment team for your major will guide your transition to ODUOnline.