Quick Facts

  • Total classes:
  • Weeks per class: 16
  • Total Credit Hours: 16
  • Average classes: 18
  • Total Faculty: 16
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  • Next Start Date: 08/26/2024
  • Applications Due: 08/01/2024

Biology Major Requirements

Students begin the major with the Introductory Biology sequence (BIOL 101, 201 and 202). This set of courses builds a fundamental understanding of all areas of biology, from cellular and molecular to organismal to ecological and evolutionary.

Students minoring in Biology take BIOL 101, 201, 202 and 12 credits of upper-division BIOL courses. CHEM 125 is a prerequisite for BIOL 201, and is also required (although CHEM 201 is not required for the minor).

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 101L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 106 Plants and Humans 4 Credits
BIOL 107 Field Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 108 Microbes and Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIOL 109 Environmental Science 4 Credits
BIOL 110 Life Science 4 Credits
BIOL 112 Human Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 180 Summer Courses 2 Credits
BIOL 201 Intermediate Cell Biology and Genetics 4 Credits
BIOL 201L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 202 Evolution in Action 4 Credits
BIOL 202L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 212 Microbiology 4 Credits
BIOL 212L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 216 Human Physiology 4 Credits
BIOL 271 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
BIOL 277A Plants and Society 4 Credits
BIOL 277AL Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 300 Protist Diversity 2 Credits
BIOL 300L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 302 Fungal Diversity 2 Credits
BIOL 302L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 304 The Evolution of Terrestrial Plants 2 Credits
BIOL 304L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 305 Invertebrate Zoology 4 Credits
BIOL 305L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 307 Biology of Microorganisms 4 Credits
BIOL 307L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 308 Plant Systematics 4 Credits
BIOL 308L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 309 Biology of Insects 4 Credits
BIOL 309L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 311 Cell Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 311L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 315 Virology 4 Credits
BIOL 315L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 316 General Genetics 4 Credits
BIOL 316L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 317 Biochemistry 4 Credits
BIOL 317L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 318 Molecular Genetics 4 Credits
BIOL 318L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 319 Immunology 4 Credits
BIOL 319L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 320 Neurobiology 4 Credits
BIOL 320L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 322 Developmental Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 322L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 323 Animal Physiology 4 Credits
BIOL 323L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 325 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credits
BIOL 325L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 326 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Credits
BIOL 326L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 327 Plant Physiology 4 Credits
BIOL 327L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 329 Histology and Technique 4 Credits
BIOL 329L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 330 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 4 Credits
BIOL 332 Natural History of Terrestrial Vertebrates 4 Credits
BIOL 334 General Ecology 4 Credits
BIOL 334L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 336 Behavioral Ecology 4 Credits
BIOL 336L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 337 Aquatic Ecology 4 Credits
BIOL 337L Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 339 Evolution 4 Credits
BIOL 341 Natural History of the Bahamas 2 Credits
BIOL 347 Journal Club 1 Credit
BIOL 348 Biology Seminar Series 1 Credit
BIOL 370AA AUSN ECOLOGY: THRY PRAC (NW) 4 Credits
BIOL 370AB HUMAN GENETICS 4 Credits
BIOL 370OB Diversity and Function of Invertebrates 4 Credits
BIOL 370R BIOLOGY IN CORK 3-6 Credits
BIOL 371 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
BIOL 372 Biological Research 1-4 Credits
BIOL 373A Exploring Medicine 1-2 Credits
BIOL 373B Exploring Medicine II 1-2 Credits
BIOL 373F Bioinformatics 4 Credits
BIOL 373G Ecology and Evolution of the Galapagos Islands 4 Credits
BIOL 373H The Omics of Medicine 2 Credits
BIOL 373HL Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 373J Biological Illustration 1 Credit
BIOL 373L Mathematical Modelling in Biology 4 Credits
BIOL 373M Biocontrol: Reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone 2 Credits
BIOL 373ML Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 373N Statistics in Biology & Medicine 4 Credits
BIOL 373O Exploring Neurobehavioral and Social Aspects of Medicine 1,2 Credits
BIOL 373P The Art of Healing: A Practical & Benedictine Approach to Caring for Others 1 Credit
BIOL 373Q Ecology and Evolution of the Serengeti Ecosystem 4 Credits
BIOL 373R Dark Side of Science: Experimental Procedures 2 Credits
BIOL 373S Biostatistics in R 4 Credits
BIOL 373SL Laboratory 0 Credits
BIOL 374 Biological Techniques 1-2 Credits
BIOL 375 Natural History of Maple Syrup 1 Credit
BIOL 380A Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Diseases Transmitted by Insect Vectors 2 Credits
BIOL 380B A World of Unintended Consequences 2 Credits
BIOL 380C The Magic of Microorganisms 2 Credits
BIOL 380D Biological Extremophiles 2 Credits
BIOL 380E Climate Change 2 Credits
BIOL 380F Genome Editing with CRISPR/Cas9 2 Credits
BIOL 380G Feeding 10 Billion 2 Credits
BIOL 380H Plants and Pollinators 2 Credits
BIOL 397 Internship 1-16 Credits