Office of Undergraduate Instruction

Courses

The following is a list of undergraduate courses offered by the Division of Life Sciences. The courses are arranged according to departmental affiliation. You may also consult the online Catalog, the online Schedule of Classes, or the course synopsis for more information. General Biology 01:119:115, 116, and 117 (formerly 01:119:101 and 102) are the only 100 level life science courses that count towards a major or minor in Biological Sciences.

Here is a complete list of life science elective courses that can count towards a major or minor in Biological Sciences.

Biological Sciences Courses (01:119)

Course NumberCourse Description
01:119:100 Concepts In Biology (4) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:119:101 - 102

General Biology (4,4) This course is now 01:119:115, 116, and 117.

01:119:103 Principles of Biology (4) (Fall Synopsis)
01:119:115 - 116 General Biology (4,4) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
This is the first year course series for all life science majors and along with Biological Research Laboratory, 01:119:117, they are the only 100 level life science course acceptable for a major or minor in Biological Sciences. 
01:119:117 Biological Research Laboratory (2) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:119:127, 128 Anatomy & Physiology: Health Sciences (4,4) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:119:131, 132 Microbiology for the Health Sciences & lab (3,1) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues (3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:119:154 Genetics, Law, and Social Policy (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:119:155 Human Genetics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:119:156 Genetics, Evolution, and Human Health (4) (Fall Synopsis)
01:119:160 Biology, Society, and Ecological Issues (3) ( Fall and Spring Synopsis )
01:119:171 Drugs and Plant Hallucinogens (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:119:182 Human Sexuality (3) ( Spring Synopsis)
01:119:194 Physiological Adaptation: Heart, Stress, and Exercise (Spring Synopsis)
01:119:195

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)

01:119:201, 202 Independent Study In Biology (1-3) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:119:307, 308 Research In Biology (1-3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:119:406, 407 Research In Biology (1-4) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:119:408, 409 Honors In Biology (3-6) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)

Cell Biology and Neuroscience Courses (01:146) 

Course NumberCourse Description
01:146:201 - 202 Independent Study in CBN (1-4) (Fall Synopsis |Spring Synopsis)
01:146:245 Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:270 Fundamentals of Cell & Developmental Biology(3)(Fall Synopsis|Spring Synopsis)
01:146:295 Essentials of Cell Biology and Neuroscience (3) (Fall and Spring Synopsis )
01:146:307 - 308 Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience (1-4) (Fall synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:322 Animal Histology (4) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:328 Human Parasitology (3) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:329 Human Parasitology Lab (1) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:357 Systems Physiology Laboratory (1) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:405 Honors Seminar (3)  (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:406 - 407 Research In Cell Biology and Neuroscience (1-4)(Fall Synopsis|Spring Synopsis)
01:146:408 - 409 Honors Research (3 - 6, 3 - 6) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:146:445 Advanced Neurobiology I (4) (Fall Synopsis)
01:146:446 Advanced Neurobiology Laboratory I (3) ( Spring Synopsis )
01:146:447

Advanced Neurobiology II (3) ( Spring Synopsis )

01:146:448 Advanced Neurobiology Laboratory II (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:464 Topics In Cell Biology and Neuroscience- Section 1  (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:146:464 Topics In Cell Biology and Neuroscience -Section 2: Molecular Virology (Fall Synopsis)
01:146:470 Advanced Cell Biology (3) (Fall Synopsis )
01:146:471 Advanced Cell Biology Laboratory (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:472 Advanced Developmental Biology (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:474 Immunology (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:475 Immunology Laboratory (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:146:478 Molecular Biology (3) (Spring Synopsis)

Genetics Courses (01:447 )

Course NumberCourse Description
01:447:201, 202 Independent Study In Genetics (1 - 3, 1 - 3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:447:216 Analysis of Scientific Literature (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:245 Introduction to Cancer (3) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:447:302 Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:307, 308 Research In Genetics (BA,BA) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:315 Introduction to Research In Genetics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:352

Genome Evolution (3) (Spring Synopsis)

01:447:354 Social, Legal and Ethical Implications of the New Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis)
 01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine (3) (Spring Synopsis )
 01:447:370 Developmental Genetics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:380

Genetics (4) Fall: (Sections 1-15, Sections 16-21)        

Genetics (4) Spring: (Sections 1-15 , Sections 16-21)

01:447:382 Genetics Laboratory (1) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:447:384 Genetic Analysis I (4) ( Fall Synopsis )
01:447:385 Genetic Analysis II (4) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:390 General Microbiology (4) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis )
01:447:403, 404 Seminar In Genetics (1, 1) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis )
01:447:405 Honors Seminar In Genetics (1) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:406, 407 Research In Genetics (BA,BA)  (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:408, 409 Honors In Genetics (3 - 6, 3 - 6) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:414 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics  (Fall Synopsis)
01:447:415 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics   (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:451 Genomes (3) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)

01:447:460

Genetics of Compulsive Behavior (3) ( Spring Synopsis )

01:447:465

Mutant Isolation and Analysis (3) (Fall Synopsis)

01:447:479 Special Topics In Genetics (3)
01:447:480 Topics In Molecular Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:447:481 Topics In Human Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:447:484 Behavioral and Neural Genetics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:447:486 Evolutionary Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:447:488 Genetic Counseling Rotation (3) (Fall and Spring Synopsis)
01:447 489 - 490 Advanced Independent Study In Genetics (3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:447:495 Cancer (3) (Fall Synopsis)

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Courses (01:694):

Course NumberCourse Description
01:694:214 Introduction to Research In Molecular Biology (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:215 Honors Introduction to Research In Molecular Biology (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:694:230 Analytical Methods in Biology (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:694:281, 282 Sophmore Laboratory Research (BA,BA) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis )
01:694:301 Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:694:313 Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:315 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Research (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:381, 382 Undergraduate Laboratory Research (BA,BA)  (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:694:383 MBB Seminar, Careers in Science (1) (Fall Synopsis)
01:694:407 - 408 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3, 3) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:694:411 Molecular Pathways and Signal Transduction (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:694:412 Proteomics and Functional Genomics (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01;694:413 Chromatin and Epigenomics (3) (Fall synopsis)
01:694:414 Harnessing Solar Energy (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:420 Special Topics in MBB:  (3) (Fall Synopsis)
01:694:421 Special Topics in MBB:  The Biology of Aging (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:481, 482 Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Research (BA,BA)  (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:694:484 MBB Seminar, Research Presentations (1) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:489, 490 Literature Research In Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3, 3) (Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)
01:694:492 Gene Regulation In Cancer and Development (3) (Spring Synopsis)
01:694:495, 496 Honors Laboratory Research (6, 6) ( Fall Synopsis | Spring Synopsis)

 

The following courses are offered by departments outside of the Division of Life Sciences and are electives approved to count towards a major in the Biological Sciences.

 

Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources Courses (11:704)

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

Course NumberCourse Description
11:704:240
Behavioral Biology (4) (No lab credit)
11:704:251
Fundamentals of Evolution (3)
11:704:269
Evolution of Animal Behavior (3)
11:704:302, 303
Parasite Ecology (3, 1 credit lab)
11:704:317
Conservation Ecology (3)
11:704:323
Ornithology (4) (includes lab)
11:704:324
Invertebrate Zoology (4) (includes lab)
11:704:325
Vertebrate Zoology (4) (includes lab)
11:704:332
Plant Ecology (4) (includes lab)
11:704:335
Limnology (4) (includes lab)
11:704:351
Principles of Ecology (4) (NO lab)
11:704:360
Animal Physiological Ecology (3)
11:704:401
The Evolution of Eukaryotes (3)
11:704:405
Evolution of Infectious Diseases (3)
11:704:421
Wetland Ecology (3)
11:704:422
Ecology of Soil Organisms (3)
11:704:428
Conversational Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems (3)
11:704:441, 442
Animal Behavior (3, 1 credit lab)
11:704:443, 444
Animal Social Behavior (3, 1 credit lab)
11:704:451
Ecosystems, Ecology, and Global Change (3)
11:704:454
Molecular Ecology (3)
11:704:461
Field Ecology (2) (includes lab, but does NOT fulfill Ecology 704 area requirement)
11:704:469
Wildlife Diseases (3)
11:704:486
Principles of Evolution
11:704:488
Restoration Ecology (4) (includes lab)

 

Exercise Science Courses (01:377):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
01:377:213 Functional Human Anatomy (4) (no lab credit, credit not given for this and 01:377:424 or 11:067:391)
01:377:424 Human Anatomy (4) (no lab credit, credit not given for this course and 01:377:213)
01:377:440 Neuroanatomy and Anthropogenesis
01:377:452, 453 Exercise Physiology (3, 1 credit lab)

 

Animal Science Courses (11:067):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:067:300 Integrative Physiology (4) (credit not given for this and 01:146:356)
11:067:301 Integrative Physiology Laboratory (1) (credit not given for this and 01:146:357)
11:067:327 Animal Reproduction (3)
11:067:391 Comparative Mammalian Anatomy (3) (credit not give for this and 01:377:213 or 424)
11:067:404 Animal Disease (3) (credit not given for this and 01:146:328)
11:067:410 Neuroendocrinology (3)
11:067:430 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4) (includes lab)
11:067:410 Endocrinology (4) (NO lab)
11:067:490 Pathophysiology (3)

 

Biochemistry Courses (11:115):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:115:301 Intro to Biochemistry (3) (credit not given for this and 694:301, 407, or 115:403)
11:115:313 Intro to Biochemistry Lab (1) (credit not given for this and 694:313)
11:115:403, 404

General Biochemistry (4,3)  (no lab credit, credit not given for this and 115:301, 694:301, 407 or 408)

11:115:412 Protein and Enzyme Chemistry (3)
11:115:413, 414 Experimental Biochemistry (3, 2.5) (includes lab)
11:115:422 Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicology (3)
11:115:452 Biochemical Separations (3)

 

Biotechnology Courses (11:126):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:126:394

Applied Microbiology (4) (credit not given for this and 447:394 or 680:394) (includes lab)

11:126:405 Microbial Technology (3)
11:126:406 Plant Gene Transfer (2.5) (includes lab)
11:126:407 Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:413 Plant Molecular Biology (3)
11:126:420 Trends in Biotechnology (3)
11:126:427 Methods in Recombinant DNA Technology (4) (includes lab)
11:126:481 Molecular Genetics (3)
11:126:482 Molecular Genetics Lab (3)
11:126:483 Nucleotide Sequence Analysis (3)
11:126:486 Analytical Microbiology (3) (includes lab)

 

Entomology Courses (11:370):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:370:381 Insect Biology (4) (includes lab)
11:370:402 Aquatic Entomology (3)
11:370:403,404 Insect Structure and Function I and II (4,4) (includes lab)

 

Environmental Science Courses (11:375):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Lab (2)
11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)

 

Marine and Costal Science Courses (11:628): 

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberlCourse Description
11:628:321 Icthyology (4) (Includes Lab)
11:628:404 Fungi and Ecosystems (3)
11:628:462 Ocean Ecology (4)

 

Microbiology Courses (11:680):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:680:390

General Microbiology (4) (includes lab) (credit not given for this and 01:447:390) (fulfills 447 subject area requirement)

11:680:480 Microbial Genetics and Genomics (3) (credit not given for this and 447:451)
11:680:491 Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3) (credit not given for this and 126:491 or 447:491)
11:680:492 Microbial Diversity Lab (2)
11:680:494 Applied Microbiology (4) (includes lab) (credit not given for this and 126:394 or 447:394)

 

Nutritional Science Courses (11:709):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:709:400 Advanced Nutrition I: Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism (3)
11:709:491 Advanced Nutrition II: Energy and Micronutrient Metabolism (3)
11:709:490 Nutrition Research Methods (3) (includes lab)

 

Plant Biology and Pathology Courses (11:776):

(Link to departmental course descriptions. Important note: only the courses listed below count towards the major in Biological Sciences, while the provided link provides information on ALL courses offered by that department)

 

Course NumberCourse Description
11:776:242 Plant Science (3) (No lab)
11:776:302, 311 General Plant Pathology and Lab (3,1) (formerly 770:301 and 311)
11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4) (credit not given for this and 447:380 or 067:328) (includes lab)
11:776:382 Plant Physiology (4) (includes lab)
11:776:400 Fungi in the Environment (3) (includes lab) (fomerly 770:402, credit not given for this and 11:015:423)
11:776:405 Plant Biosecurity (3)
11:776:452 Plant Tissue Culture (3) (includes lab)

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