University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.


Required Courses:

BIO 141

The Living Earth:  Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity 4
BIO 142 The Living Earth: The Cellular and Molecular World   4
Three BIO courses in biology 200-level or above 12


Total credits for the Minor: 20



1. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses and their prerequisites

2. For science majors declaring a science minor in a different science discipline, only eight credits of required coursework in the major can be counted toward the science minor

3. A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

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