The Biology Department serves more than a thousand undergraduate majors and minors, and provides courses for students of all majors. Explore the links below for more information.


Find out how to arrange a meeting with a Biology Department advisor.

Major requirements

A description of the courses required to complete the Biology major.

Major requirements checklist (PDF)

A one-page summary of the major requirements

Recommended course sequences.

Course guides with suggested plans for completing a Biology major.

Courses Approved as Major Electives.

A list of courses that count as electives to fill Biology major requirements.

Declaring a Biology major.

Ready to become a Biology major? Here's how.

Integrative Experience

All students must complete an Integrative Experience requirement in their major, as part of the University's general education program.

Minor requirements

A description of the courses required to complete the Biology minor.

Departmental honors

Biology honors students may choose to complete departmental honors.

Study Abroad

Biology majors may choose to spend a semester or two in international or domestic exchange.

Biology course catalog

Descriptions of all Biology courses.

Course offerings 2024-25

Courses and instructors for the current academic year (PDF)

Learning goals

The Biology Department has established learning goals for its majors.

Research opportunities

We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduate participation in faculty research.

Awards and Scholarships

Each year, the Biology Department honors a few undergraduates with small scholarship awards.

Residential programs

The Biology Department sponsors two residential programs for first-year students.

2024 Spring Registration Newsletter

Spring 2024 Biology course list and registration updates


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