MinorBiological Sciences

A minor in biological sciences gives you a fundamental knowledge of biology and a basic knowledge of chemistry, in addition to exploring more in-depth courses based on your interests. The minor is a good complement for many science-related majors.

Learn how biological sciences is the right fit for you.

Two student measuring a frog.
WSU's biological field station on the Ninnescah River features 330 acres of native prairie, wetlands and woodland.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Biology major gets up close to Kansas amphibians and reptiles

Biological Sciences students can get up close and personal with nature.

Hannah Hoetmer has helped study amphibians and reptiles of the Youngmeyer Ranch, assisted with multiple projects in the Biodiversity Lab that look at the insect diversity across Kansas, and held several paid positions as a technician studying plants in the Prairie Community Ecology Lab.

She is working on a large project that will try to establish whether or not high quality photographs can be used with an animal version of facial-recognition technology to look at the differences in the intersections between the scales on the heads of lizards and snakes to identify individuals. 


To complete the minor, you'll take between 15 and 17 credit hours, including two required courses: General Biology I and II. And you'll tailor the remaining courses to fit your interests.


Graduates of the biological sciences program are frequently employed as technicians in labs involved in basic biological research or applied research. They work in fields such as the physical, engineering and life sciences, education, pharmaceutical manufacturing and scientific consulting.

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