“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, …and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, …have all been produced by laws acting around us.” — Charles Darwin

Advise-O-Matic

The Advise-O-Matic is intended to help you check your progress toward completion of the requirements for the biology major. Simply check the upper-division courses you have taken, are taking and (if you want) plan to take, and then click Submit. The progress check assumes you have taken BIO 211 & 212, or BIO 201, 202, 205 & 206, plus the general & organic chemistry and physics support courses. See the biology major requirements for more information.

Checkmark Course Title
BIO 310 Biostatistics
BIO 317 Genetics
BIO 318 Genetics Laboratory
BIO 335 Zoology
BIO 341 Botany
BIO 362 Cell Structure and Function
BIO 371 Animal Behavior
BIO 372 Animal Behavior Laboratory
BIO 383 Vertebrate Natural History
BIO 384 Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory
BIO 385 The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes
BIO 390 Environmental Science
BIO 419 Molecular Genetics Laboratory
BIO 425 Development of Biological Thought
BIO 432 Immunology
BIO 433 Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy
BIO 435 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology
BIO 439 Parasitology
BIO 445 Environmental Physiology
BIO 449 Animal Physiology
BIO 450 Animal Physiology Laboratory
BIO 451 Microbiology
BIO 460 Environmental Remote Sensing
BIO 461 Entomology
BIO 462 Neurobiology
BIO 463 Neurobiology Laboratory
BIO 467 Developmental Biology
BIO 481 Terrestrial Ecology
BIO 485 Marine and Freshwater Ecology
BIO 486 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory
BIO 490* Seminar in Undergraduate Biology Laboratory Instruction
BIO 501 Bioinformatics: Genomics Approach
BIO 517 Current Topics in Genetics
BIO 520 Genomes and Chromosomes
BIO 523 Environmental Toxicology
BIO 532 Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO 539 Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases
BIO 541 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology
BIO 545 Plant Diversity and Evolution
BIO 559 Special Topics in Physiology
BIO 567 Current Topics in Neuroscience
BIO 580 Current Topics in Ecology
BIO 581 Evolution
One of the following courses may be counted towards
the biology major.
BMS 521 Principles of Biochemistry
CHM 371 Biochemistry of Metabolism
PHY 353 Introduction to Biological Physics

* BIO 490 counts as the equivalent of one laboratory only when taken for the second time. Check this box only if you have taken 490 twice.