A minor is offered in ecology and evolutionary biology. Declaration of a minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.

We offer a broad range of learning opportunities, including traditional classroom experiences, field and laboratory research opportunities and independent study.


Program Requirements

Students must complete:

  • A total of 20 credit hours in EBIO with grades of C- or better.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher for all coursework attempted in EBIO.
  • 9 hours of upper-division credit in EBIO.
  • 3 hours of 4000-level credit in EBIO.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken on the Boulder campus, including a minimum of 6 of the 9 upper-division credit hours. Mountain Research Station is considered the Boulder campus.
  • Up to 3 credit hours of any combination of the following can count toward the EBIO minor: Independent study, Independent research or internship credit.

All courses must have an EBIO subject code. EBIO 1030, EBIO 1040, EBIO 1050, EBIO 1300 and EBIO 3010 do not count toward the minor requirement.

Required Courses and Credits

Required Courses
Complete any two of these four lecture/lab combinations8
General Biology 1
and General Biology Laboratory 1
General Biology 2
and General Biology Laboratory 2
Introduction to Biology Research
Biology and Society
and Biology and Society Laboratory
Complete 3 credits of lower- or upper-division EBIO courses.3
Complete 6 credits of 3000-or 4000-level EBIO courses.6
Complete 3 credits of 4000-level EBIO courses.3
Total Credit Hours20