“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.” — Lewis Thomas
Summer Session Biology Courses
This listing shows the Biology courses that may be scheduled during summer session. It does not represent a guarantee that each course will be taught every summer. You may also find the Advise-O-Matic helpful in planning your schedule.
Listings for fall and spring courses are also available, along with the complete course listing and the Course Search page, which allows you to find classes that meet certain criteria. A complete list of course descriptions is also available.
|Non-majors courses — 100-level courses may not be used for credit towards the Biology major||No courses found|
|Introductory courses — The General Biology sequence may be taken in either order|
|BIO 201||General Biology: Organismal and Population||3||Staff||II, S|
|BIO 202||General Biology: Cell and Molecular||3||Staff||I, S|
|BIO 297||Directed Research||0-2||Staff||I, II, PS, S|
BIO 201 and 205 together replace the single older course, BIO 212.
(BIO 212 counts towards the major as BIO 201 and 205 do.)
BIO 202 and 206 together replace the single older course, BIO 211. (BIO 211 counts towards the major as BIO 202 and 206 do.)
|Upper-level courses — General Biology is a prerequisite for most of these courses|
|BIO 310||Biostatistics||4||Cullum||I, II, S||Lab|
|BIO 317||Genetics||3||Brockhouse/Cho||I, II, S (OD)||Cell|
|BIO 362||Cell Structure and Function||3||Staff||I, II, S (OD)||Cell|
|BIO 371||Animal Behavior||3||Burk||I, S||Org|
|BIO 385||The Ecology, Geography and Health of Lakes||4||Schalles||PS (AY)||CW, Lab, Pop|
|BIO 397||Directed Independent Research (Extramural)||0-3||Taylor||I, II, PS, S|
|BIO 425||Development of Biological Thought||3||Brockhouse||PS (OD)|
|BIO 435||Coastal and Estuarine Ecology||4||Schalles||PS (AY)||Lab, Pop|
|BIO 449||Animal Physiology||3||Fassbinder-Orth/Cullum||I, II, S (OD)||Org|
|BIO 481||Terrestrial Ecology||4||Vinton||I, S (OD)||CW, Lab, Pop|
|BIO 493||Directed Independent Readings||1-3||Staff||I, II, S|
|BIO 495||Directed Independent Study||1-3||Staff||I, II, S|
|BIO 497||Directed Independent Research||0-3||Staff||I, II, S|
- CW - satisfies one of the college's Certified Writing requirements
- Lab - satisfies one of the Biology major's laboratory requirements
- Cell - counts as a molecular/cellular course for the Biology major's area of study requirement
- Org - counts as an organismal course for the area of study requirement
- Pop - counts as a population/ecology/evolution course for the area of study requirement
Note - Courses listing two areas of study can count as one or the other, not both.