The BIOL B.A. has 9 to 10 credits of elective courses in
BIOL beyond the five-course core, consisting of Elective
1, Elective 2 and Lab Elective.
Students must take one course from the following list:BIOL 251 and 252 (Human
Anatomy and Physiology I and II--both must be taken to
satisfy this elective), BIOL 275 (Microbiology), BIOL
Biology), BIOL 305 (Animal Physiology), BIOL
395 (Introduction to Bioinformatics), BIOL
430 (Biological Chemistry), BIOL 442 (Developmental
Biology), or any BIOL 4XX (see note below
for courses excluded from this elective). In addition,
this elective can be satisfied by taking one of the following
courses from the Geography and Environmental Systems program: GES
GES 408 (Field Ecology) or GES
413 (Seminar in Biogeography).
Note that BIOL 251 and 252 can only be used as an elective
in the BIOL B.A. and will not be accepted as an elective
in the B.S. major.
As a second elective, students can take any BIOL
4XX course except BIOL 430 (Biological Chemistry)
or BIOL 442 (Developmental Biology) or those courses listed
in the note below.
A given BIOL 4XX course can used to satisfy Elective 1
or 2, but not both.
Students must take one laboratory course from the following
list: BIOL 275L (Microbiology Laboratory), BIOL
305L (Animal Physiology) or any of the new laboratories
to be implemented by Fall 2011 including Cell & Developmental
Biology, Molecular Genetics, Quantitative Biology or others
to be determined.
The following BIOL 4XX courses cannot
be used to satisfy electives for this major: BIOL 422L
(Microscopy in the Biological Sciences), BIOL 495 (Seminar
in Bioinformatics), BIOL 497H (Honors Capstone), BIOL 499
or 499H (Undergraduate Laboratory Field Research).