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
NESC 210. Neuroendocrinology

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 302. Amphibian Ecology and Conservation
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 302. Amphibian Ecology and Conservation
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 460. Advanced Topics: Winter Ecology
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)