Biology Elective Courses

Biology elective classes are typically offered on an every-other-year basis, although some are offered on a more frequent basis. The calendar of biology course offerings indicates what semester a biology course will be offered and how frequently. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the most accurate list of upcoming course offerings.

The table below shows courses that are considered elective for at least one, but not necessarily all, of the biology emphasis areas. Hard copies of this listing can be found outside the biology office, Ross Hall, room 2480. 300-Level courses

Course number
Course title
BIO 325
Introduction to Cancer Biology
BIO 330
Plant systematics
BIO 331
General entomology
BIO 333
General parasitology
BIO 334
Mammalogy
BIO 335
Survey of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles
BIO 336
Ornithology
BIO 337
Morphogenesis of algae and fungi
BIO 341
Human anatomy
BIO 345
Comparative vertebrate morphogenesis
BIO 350*
Human physiology
BIO 354
General plant physiology
BIO 355
Medical Pharmacology
BIO 362
Principles of animal behavior
BIO 380
Aquatic biology
BIO 381
Principles of Immunology

*This course is required for students in the Pre-health and Biomedical emphasis.

400-Level courses

Course number
Course title
BIO 408
Workshop
BIO 422
Directed Studies
BIO 425
Molecular Genetics*
BIO 440
Anatomy and morphogenesis of plants
BIO 442
Molecular and Cellular Lab**
BIO 450
Cell Physiology**
BIO 462
Conservation Biology
BIO 466
Animal Physiological Ecology
BIO 467
Animal Physiological Ecology LAb
BIO 468
Disturbance Ecology
BIO 476
Pharmacology
BIO 492
Internship in Biological Sciences
BIO 494
Practicum in College Biological Instruction
BIO 495
Special Topics in Biology

*This course is required for students in the Cell/Molecular emphasis.
**This class is required for students in both the Pre-health and Biomedical and Cell/Molecular emphases.

500-Level courses

Course number
Course title
BIO 501
Current Issues in Biology
BIO 508
Workshop
BIO 509
Advanced Placement
BIO 512
TA Development Seminar
BIO 513
Professional Renewal
BIO 521
Advanced genetics
BIO 524
Genomics
BIO 525
Molecular Genetics
BIO 526
Population genetics
BIO 527
Bioinformatics
BIO 530
Plant systematics
BIO 533
General Parasitology
BIO 534
Mammalogy
BIO 535
Survey of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles
BIO 537
Morphogenesis of algae and fungi
BIO 538
Ornithology
BIO 540
Anatomy and morphogenesis of plants
BIO 544
Comparative vertebrate adaptations
BIO 545
Pathogenic Microbiology
BIO 546
Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
BIO 547
Immunology and disease
BIO 548
Virology
BIO 549
Virology Lab
BIO 550
Cell Physiology
BIO 552
Mammalian physiology I
BIO 553
Mammalian physiology II
BIO 554
General plant physiology
BIO 555
Reproductive and developmental biology
BIO 556
Current topics in biomedical research
BIO 557
Mammalian Physiology I Lab
BIO 558
Mammalian Physiology II Lab
BIO 559
Plant reproductive growth and development
BIO 560
Behavioral ecology
BIO 561
Plant ecology
BIO 562
Conservation biology
BIO 563
Animal Communication
BIO 564
Plant ecology laboratory
BIO 566
Animal Physiological Ecology
BIO 567
Animal Physiological Ecology Lab
BIO 568
Disturbance ecology
BIO 569
Conceptual issues in evolution
BIO 570
Coevolution in ecological systems
BIO 572
Species and Speciation
BIO 576
Pharmacology
BIO 580
Mammalian Endocrinology
BIO 581
Neurobiology
BIO 582
Cancer biology
BIO 585
Topics in Field Biology
BIO 591
Biology Roundtable
BIO 592
Internship in Biological Sciences
BIO 594
Foundations of biological research
BIO 595
Special Topocs in Biology
 
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