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A minor can be a great addition to a student's academic career. For science students, a minor can help to balance their heavy science schedules.

The CMMB department offers a Microbiology Minor.

The IB department offers a Biology Minor.

If you are a Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Major or currently working toward any Biology Major, you are not eligible for the above minors.

For other majors, you can submit the CAS Minor Declaration Form to officially request that this minor be added to your account.

Please keep in mind, students may add a minor as long as it does not (1) delay graduation and/or (2) push them over/further over excess hours. Once you submit your minor request, our office will verify this information with your major advisor to ensure that you are eligible to add one of the above minors to your account.

Minors can allow you to study other areas of interest to bolster your education at USF.

Students can declare a minor as long as it will not (1) force them to exceed their Excess Hours Threshold and/or (2) delay their graduation.

If you are interested in declaring a minor you should meet with your major advisor to discuss if you meet eligibility requirements (as noted above).

You can review all of the available Minors at USF Tampa in the USF catalog.

The most common minors for Biology Majors are listed below:

You can also explore the list of minors in the College of Arts and Sciences on thier Minors website.