Biological Sciences Department

Minor - Science

The science minor does not qualify for a science teaching minor. See the Science Education Program advisor for the supplementary science credential requirements. This minor is not open to majors in College of Science, except mathematics and computer science.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor22
General Education requirements in science at San José State University
Additional Courses16
Select at least 3 units per category; complete at least one of each category.
Biological Science
Complete one course from:
BIOL 054. Human UnderstandingE3
BIOL 101. Origins of LifeR3
BIOL 110. Biodiversity and BiopoliticsR3
ENT 101. Insect Diversity4
Physical Science
Complete one course from:
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
CHEM 008. Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 030B. Introductory Chemistry3
PHYS 001. Elementary PhysicsB13
PHYS 001L. Elementary Physics LabB31
PHYS 002A. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
PHYS 002B. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Earth Science
Complete one course from:
ASTR 101. Modern AstronomyR3
ASTR 102. Astronomy LabB31
AVIA 110. Aviation Meteorology3
GEOL 001. General GeologyB1+B34
GEOL 006. Geology of CaliforniaB13
GEOL 111. Geology and the EnvironmentR3
METR 112. Global Climate ChangesR3

Total Units:22

For all courses for the minor, the instructor may accept related course work or experimental learning in lieu of stated prerequisites.