College of Arts & Sciences

Biology Program

BS in Biology Courses

This page contains a list of all of the Biology courses which count towards the BS in Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (day program). The courses are grouped into 1) the Biology Core courses, 2) cellular and sub-cellular courses, 3) organismal-level courses, 4) super-organismal level courses, and 5) other upper-level Biology courses.  Click on the course links to go to the web page for that particular course.  There you will find a detailed description of the course, the instructor(s) and links to the Blackboard web site for that course.

The following three courses make up the Biology Core. These courses are prerequisites for all Biology courses numbered 2000 and higher.

Biology Core Courses:

Bio 101 (Bio 1011) Bio I: Cells  (4 credits)
Bio 102 (Bio 1021) Bio II: Genetic and Evolutionary Biology (4 credits)
Bio 201 (Bio 1031) Bio III: Organismic Biology (4 credits)

The following courses are Upper Level Biology courses.  Biology majors must complete seven Upper Level courses.  See curriculum requirements for GER and GEP

Bio 401 (Bio 2111)  Animal Behavior (4 credits)
Bio 402 (Bio 2301) Advanced Cell Biology (4 credits)
Bio 403 (Bio 2021) Biometrics and Modeling (4 credits)
Bio 404 (Bio 2211) Biochemistry (3 credits)
Bio 405 (Bio 2601) Biomechanics (4 credits)
Bio 406 (Bio 2011) Comparative Anatomy (4 credits)
Bio 407 (Bio 2051) Developmental Biology (4 credits)
Bio 408 (Bio 2221) Histology (4 credits)
Bio 409 (Bio2131)  Ecology (4 credits)
Bio 410 (Bio 2261) Light & Electron Microscopy (4 credits)
Bio 411 (Bio 2141) Molecular Genetics (4 credits)
Bio 412 (Bio 2161) Neurobiology (4 credits)
Bio 413 (Bio 2181) Plant Physiological Ecology (4 credits)
Bio 414 (Bio 2191) Plant Systematics (4 credits)
Bio 415 (Bio 2201) Immunology (3 credits)
Bio 416 (Bio 2061) Microbiology (4 credits)
Bio 417 (Bio 2041) Systemic Physiology (4 credits)
Bio 418 Field Research Techniques (4 credits)
Bio 419 (Bio 419) Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
Bio 420 Bioinformatics (4 credits)
Bio 421 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (4 credits)
Bio 422 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (4 credits)
Bio 423 Evolution (4 credits)
Bio 424 Biotechnology (4 credits)
Bio 390 (Bio 2281) Seminar (Non-credit)
Bio 320 (Bio 2801) Service Learning
Bio 2911-2921 Independent Study
Bio 493L-494L (Bio 2951) Undergraduate Research (3 credits/semester)
Bio 2953-2963 Honors Research (3 credits/semester)
Bio 491-492 (Bio 2991) Biology Internship (3 credits)
Bio 4105 Advanced Topics in Biology (3 credits, cross-listed graduate course)