A diversity of courses for both majors and non-majors

Majors Core Courses

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Majors core courses are offered on a regular basis.

  • BIOL 121 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular (every Fall)/ BIOL 122 Principles of Biology: Ecology and Evolution (every Spring)
  • BIOL 207 Communication Biology (every term)
  • BIOL 227 Genetics (every term)
  • BIOL 411/412 Biology Seminar (every term)
  • BIOL 414 Biology Capstone (every Fall)

Majors Elective Courses (BIEL Attribute)

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Fall 2021

  • BIOL 20700 Communicating Biology (Leann Kanda) (every term)
  • BIOL 214 Animal Physiology (Andy Smith) (every Fall)
  • BIOL 223 Biology of Oceanic Islands  (Susan WitherupEco/Evo
  • BIOL 227 Genetics (Rebecca Brady)
  • BIOL 271 General Ecology (Brooks Miner) Eco/Evo (every Fall)
  • BIOL 284 Field Ornithology (Nanda Cortes) (typically very-other Fall)
  • BIOL 345 Developmental Biology (Ian Woods) (typically every-other Fall) Cell/Mol
  • BIOL 354 Cell Biology (Ed Cluett) Cell/Mol (every Fall)
  • BIOC 353 Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function (Jamie Ellis) (every Fall)


  • BIOL 122 Principles of Biology: Ecology and Evolution  (Susan Witherup)
  • BIOL 20700 Communicating Biology (Peter Melcher) (every term)
  • BIOL 216 Biostatistics Practicum (Leann Kanda)
  • BIOL 227 Genetics (Te-Wen Low) (every term)
  • BIOL 305 Invasive Species (Leann Kanda)
  • BIOL 315 Neurobiology (Jean Hardwick)  (every Spring) Cell/Mol
  • BIOL 352 Microbiology (Dave Gondek) Cell/Mol
  • BIOL 47800 Evolution (Brooks Miner) Eco/Evo
  • BIOC 333 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Jamie Ellis)
  • BIOC 354 Biochemistry: Molecular Biology of the Gene (Maki Inada) (every Spring)
  • BIOC 481 Current Topics in Biochemistry (Maki Inada /Jamie Ellis) (every Spring)

ICC and other offerings

FALL 2021

  • BIOL 10100 Plagues and People (ICC NS; TIDE/TPJ)
  • BIOL 10210 Biology of Sex (ICC NS; TIII/TIDE)
  • BIOL 11110 Neuroscience and Technology (ICC NS; TIII and MBS)
  • BIOL 11400 Exploring the World Through Evolutionary Biology (ICC NS, SC, TIII)
  • BIOL 11900 Fundamentals of Biology I: Cell and Molecular (NS)
  • BIOL 17700 Tardigrade Tough: a Course-based Undergraduate Research
    Experience (CURE) (ICC)

Spring 2022

  • BIOL 10600 Plants, People, Food Production (NS, SC, TQSF, TWOS)
  • BIOL 11400 Evolutionary Biology (NS, SC, TIII)
  • BIOL 11900 Fundamentals of Biology I: Cell and Molecular (NS)
  • BIOL 12000 Fundamentals of Biology II (NS)
  • BIOL 12500 Monsters and Marvels (ICC)
  • BIOL 20500 Biology of Aging (NS, SC, TMBS)
  • BIOL 25600 Good Vibrations: The Biology of Music (ICC NS; MBS)

Winter Session II: January 3 - 14, 2022; ON-LINE

BIOL-10600 Plants, People, Food Production (Peter Melcher)

BIOL-10700 Human Genetics (Rebecca Brady)

BIOL 11400 Evolutionary Biology (Nanda Cortes)

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