Human Biology Minor

Human Biology Minor

The human biology minor educates students on fundamental aspects of human biology, considering Anatomy and Physiology and Genetics, which are built on a foundation of biology and chemistry. Students are also introduced to the structure and function of the body, as well as the principles of genetics that control heredity. 

For students interested in working in fields related to or interfacing with health care and community health, this minor complements: 

  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Business

Students majoring in Biology cannot enroll in this minor as it is a subset of courses required by the biology major.

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Hands-on learning
Hands-on laboratory experiences are built into nearly every course - Join other students in the GU chapter of Tri-Beta, the national biology honors society - Build leadership and scientific skills as a Teaching Assistant, working alongside professors to help prep and run the lab activities - Join our six-week summer research program and work alongside a faculty member as a paid research assistant

Get to know your professors in small classes and lab settings, and in one-on-one conversations outside of class.

Unique Coursework

- Human cadaver anatomy course
- Experience through the Au Sable Institute in Michigan provides hands-on learning in the outdoors to prepare students for careers solving the earth's toughest environmental challenges. 

Why GU


Intentional professors. Students cite faculty excellence as the most common reason they study at GU.


Unique coursework. Students from GU can participate in intensive field-based courses in Biology with the Au Sable Institute in one of four campuses: Northern Michigan, Pacific Rim, Costa Rica, and India. Courses include Animal Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Marine Mammals, Alpine Ecology, and 19 others. Turn anatomy and physiology concepts into reality by taking a human cadaver anatomy course


Deepen your education. We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills. 

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Human Biology Minor Course Requirements

Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.