Biology Major Concentrations

​Depth option

Students may opt to fulfill a concentration in a particular area of biology by completing four electives within any one of the groups listed below. This concentration will be indicated on the student’s transcript (e.g., “Biology: Biomedical Concentration”).  Transfer courses may be applied towards a concentration, as approved by the department chair.  Four courses fulfill a concentration in one area;  students are limited to selecting one concentration.

Biomedical concentration

  • BIOL 206L. Histophysiology
  • BIOL 224.   Genetics
  • BIOL 244.   Biology of Infectious Disease
  • BIOL 227L. Cell Biology
  • BIOL 308L. Microbiology
  • BIOL 315L. Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 317L. Biochemistry
  • BIOL 319L. Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 446.   Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • BIOL 473.  Sensory Biology

Cellular/ Molecular Biology concentration

  • BIOL 175.  Genome Analysis
  • BIOL 206L. Histophysiology
  • BIOL 226L. Recombinant DNA Technology
  • BIOL 224.   Genetics
  • BIOL 227L. Cell Biology
  • BIOL 310L. Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 317L. Biochemistry
  • NESC 402. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • BIOL 446.   Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • BIOL 464.  Molecular Genetics

Organismal & Evolutionary Biology concentration

  • BIOL 204.  Plant Diversity
  • BIOL 215L. Botany
  • BIOL 222L. Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 300.  Evolutionary Thought
  • BIOL 308L. Microbiology
  • BIOL 315L. Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 336L. Marine and Freshwater Botany
  • BIOL 319L. Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 323L. Plant Metabolism and Behavior
  • BIOL 430.  Avian Ecology and Conservation
  • BIOL 435.  Life History Strategies
  • BIOL 456L. Biology of Communication
  • BIOL 468.  Marine Phytogeography
  • BIOL 475.  Symbiosis
  • BIOL 473.  Sensory Biology

Field Biology & Ecology concentration 

  • BIOL 215L. Botany
  • BIOL 222L. Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 233.  Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 315L. Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 336L. Marine and Freshwater Botany
  • BIOL 333L. Ecology
  • BIOL 430.  Avian Ecology and Conservation
  • BIOL 435.  Life History Strategies
  • BIOL 463L. Ecological Concepts and Methods
  • BIOL 468.  Marine Phytogeography
  • BIOL 475.  Symbiosis
  • School for Field Studies (SFS) field course (as approved by the department)