Courses Approved as Biology Major Electives

The following lists specify the courses that may be taken toward fulfillment of the biology core requirements. If a course appears in more than one area, it may used to fill only one area requirement. Note that only courses in the Biology Department can count toward the minor.

[Lab] = Course that fulfills the "lab or field component" requirement.

[IE] = Course that fulfills the "Integrative Experience" requirement.

GENETICS and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BIOL 284 Genetics Lab [Lab]
BIOL/ANIMSCI/BIOCHEM 285 Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOL 282 Phage Bioinformatics [Lab]
BIOL/ANIMSCI/BIOCHEM 311 General Genetics
BIOL 379H Genomics and Bioinformatics
BIOL 383H Gene & Genome Analysis [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 476 Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics [Lab]
BIOL 478 Human Genome Analysis [Lab]
BIOL 479 Genomics and Data Science [Lab]
BIOL 484 Cancer Genetics
BIOL 491G Functional Genomics
BIOL 514 Population Genetics [IE]
BIOL 583 Advanced Genetics

 

CELLULAR BIOLOGY and DEVELOPMENT

BIOL/ANIMSCI/BIOCHEM 285 Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOL 475 Plant Cell Biology
BIOL 477H Bioimaging [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 523 Histology [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 559 Cell & Molecular Biology II
BIOL 580 Developmental Biology
BIOL 582 From DNA to Diversity: The Evolution and Development of Animal Form [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 586 Cellular Biology of Disease
ANIMSCI 385 Biotechnology Lab [Lab]
ANIMSCI 487 Fundamental Vertebrate Embryology [Lab]
ANIMSCI 581 Cancer Biology

 

PHYSIOLOGY

BIOL 288 Introductory Physiology
BIOL 489 Animal Movement
BIOL 510 Plant Physiology [Lab]
BIOL 564 Human Physiology
BIOL 567 Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology [Lab]
BIOL 572 Neurobiology [IE]
BIOL 579 Developmental Neurobiology
BIOL 552 Neural Basis of Animal Behavior
ANIMSCI 421 Wildlife Reproduction
ANIMSCI 472 Infection and Immunity
ANIMSCI 521 Physiology of Reproduction [Lab]
ANIMSCI 572 Molecular Immunology
ANTHRO 305 Growth and Development

 

EVOLUTION and BIODIVERSITY

BIOL 280 Evolution
BIOL 424 Marine Biology [Lab]
BIOL 426 New England Flora [Lab]
BIOL 447 Insect Diversity Lab [Lab]
BIOL 476 Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics [Lab]
BIOL 514 Population Genetics [IE]
BIOL 521 Comparative Anatomy [Lab]
BIOL 544 Ornithology [Lab]
BIOL 548 Mammalogy [Lab]
BIOL 582 From DNA to Diversity: The Evolution and Development of Animal Form [Lab] [IE]
ANTHRO 394EI Evolutionary Medicine
ENVIRSCI 515 Microbiology of the Soil

 

ECOLOGY and BEHAVIOR

BIOL 287 Introductory Ecology
BIOL 422 Field Ecology: An Experimental Approach [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 424 Marine Biology [Lab]
BIOL 426 New England Flora [Lab]
BIOL 544 Ornithology [Lab]
BIOL 550 Animal Behavior [Lab] [IE]
BIOL 551 Animal Communication [IE]
ANTHRO 317 Primate Behavior
NRC 494GI Global Change Ecology
NRC 590AE Aquatic Ecology
NRC 590IE Invasion Ecology
NRC 590M Marine Ecology
NRC 566 Restoration Ecology
NRC 570 Ecology of Fish [Lab]

 

MISCELLANEOUS

BIOL 335 Topics in Plant Biology
BIOL 401 Great Papers in Biology
BIOL 501 The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease