Biology Courses

BIOLOGY CURRICULUM

Core/Foundational biology courses (both tracks) – 6 courses
General Biology I (BL1250/51)
General Biology II (BL1300/01
Introduction to Research (BL2000)
Genetics (BL3610/11)
Evolution (BL4800): Spring
Biology Capstone (BL4940)

Required related courses (both tracks)
General Chemistry I and II (CH 2610 and 2630)

Recommended related courses
Statistics (PH4900 OR PY2100)
Organic Chemistry I and II (CH2710/20 and 2730/40)
Physics I and II (PH2800/2810 and 2900/2910)
Biochemistry I (CH3310)
Calculus I (MT1800)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organismal Track Requirements

  • Three Organismal Courses
    • General Physiology (BL3700/01) — Odd Year: Fall
    • Plant Biology (BL3350/51) — Even Year: Fall
    • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BL3400/01) — Odd Year: Spring
    • Invertebrate Zoology (BL3200/01) — Even Year: Spring
  • One Molecular Course
    • Immunology (BL4700/01) — Fall
    • Biotechnology (BL4600/01) — Fall
    • Molecular Biology (BL3650/51) — Spring
    • Cell Biology (BL3620/21) — Spring
  • One Systems Course
    • Environmental Biology (3460/61) — Odd Year: Fall
    • Ecology (BL4810/11) — Even Year: Fall
    • Animal Behavior (BL3230) — Odd Year: Spring
    • Field Biology (BL3320 or BL3330) —Even Year: Spring Local;  Odd Year Spring: Abroad
  • Two elective Courses
    • Microbiology (BL3100/01)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I or II (BL3030/31 or BL3040/41)
    • Parasitology (BL4200) —Odd Year Fall
    • Any additional organismal, molecular or systems courses may be taken as electives

Molecular Track Requirements

  • Three Molecular Courses
    • Immunology (BL4700/01) — Fall
    • Biotechnology (BL4600/01) — Fall
    • Molecular Biology (BL3650/51) — Spring
    • Cell Biology (BL3620/21) — Spring
  • One Organismal Course
    • General Physiology (BL3700/01) — Odd Year: Fall
    • Plant Biology (BL3350/01) — Even Year: Fall
    • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BL3400/01) — Odd Year: Spring
    • Invertebrate Zoology (BL3200/01) — Even Year: Spring
  • One Systems Course
    • Environmental Biology (3460/61) — Odd Year: Fall
    • Ecology (BL4810/11) — Even Year: Fall
    • Animal Behavior (BL3230) — Odd Year: Spring
    • Field Biology (BL3320 or BL3330) — Even Year: Spring Local; Odd Year: Spring Abroad
  • Two Elective Courses
    • Microbiology (BL3100/01)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I or II (BL3030/31 or BL3040/41)
    • Parasitology (BL4200) — Odd Year Fall
    • Any additional organismal, molecular or systems courses may be taken as an electives