Biology Major Elective Courses
Major in Biology

Biology Elective Courses

a list of Biology courses

Once major requirements are completed, any 300-400 course can be taken as an elective.

Biology Students can tailor their degree to their own interests or requirements.

For example, a student interested in diseases might want to take:

    BIO321 Genetics
    BIO432 Principles of Microbiology
    BIO433 Parasitology
    BIO434 Mycology
    BIO454 Immunology
    BIO455 Virology

whereas a student interested in zoology might take:

    BIO323 Ecology
    BIO324 Animal Physiology
    BIO329 Evolution
    BIO433 Parasitology
    BIO436 Biology of Vertebrates
    BIO437 Biology of Invertebrates
    BIO528 Animal Behavior

and a student interested in mammalian organ systems might take:
    BIO322 Developmental Biology
    BIO324 Animal Physiology
    BIO336 Histology
    BIO362 Endocrinology
    BIO436 Biology of Vertebrates
    BIO455 Immunology

and a student interested in ecology or environmental biology might take:

    BIO323 Ecology
    BIO329 Evolution
    BIO423 Freshwater Biology
    BIO434 Mycology
    BIO524 Tropical Biology
BIO400 Special Topics in the Life Sciences - Students perform in-depth exploration of research by researchers visiting UC to give Asa Gray Seminars

BIO 495 Senior Seminar
Topics change every semester and allow students to pick up courses of interest to them once their major requirements are completed. Recent Seminars: Genetics of Behavior, Biotechnology, Evolutionary Medicine.


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