Undergraduate Program

Biology Course Prerequisites

Course Title Prerequisites
BCH 208 Biochemistry Laboratory None listed
BCH 412 Advanced Topics in Biological Macromolecules IND 408
BIO 101 Genes, Germs, and Genomics: An Introduction to Modern Biology None
BIO 102 Natural History None listed
BIO 104K Ecosystem Conservation and Human Society None
BIO 109 Darwin and Darwinism None listed
BIO 110 Principles of Biology I Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent
BIO 111 Principles of Biology II None
BIO 112 Perspectives in Biology I Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Biology test, or an IB score of 7. Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent
BIO 113 Perspectives in Biology II BIO 112 or AP Biology score of 4 or 5 or IB score of 7
BIO 117P Introductory Biology Laboratory Past or concurrent enrollment in BIO 111 or BIO 113 or concurrent enrollment in BIO 115
BIO 190 Genetics and the Human Genome BIO 110/112 and BIO 111/113, completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 203
BIO 198 Principles of Genetics BIO 110 or BIO 112 and completion of CHM 131 and CHM 132
BIO 198P Principles of Genetics Lab Concurrent with BIO 190/198 or after completion of BIO 190/198
BIO 202 Molecular Biology BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250
BIO 204 Mammalian Physiology BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor
BIO 205 Evolution BIO 190 or BIO 198; MTH 141 or MTH 161
BIO 206 Eukaryotic Genomes Completion of BIO 198 or BIO 190 is required; BIO 202 or BIO 210 are recommended
BIO 208 Intro to Programming for Biologists Past or concurrent enrollment in BIO 190 of BIO 198, or instructor's permission
BIO 210 Molecular Cell Biology BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113. BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 are strongly suggested
BIO 214 Biostatistics MTH 141, MTH 161 or MTH 171
BIO 217 Mammalian Anatomy BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor
BIO 220 Advanced Cell Biology BIO 198 or BIO 190, BIO 210, BIO 250
BIO 222 Biology of Aging BIO 198 or BIO 190 required, BIO 202 recommended
BIO 225 Laboratory in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Completion of BIO 263. BIO 205 and BIO 214 strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIO 225W required.
BIO 225W Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Lab Writing Concurrent enrollment in BIO 225 required
BIO 226 Developmental Biology BIO 198 or BIO 190 or permission of the instructor
BIO 243 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation BIO 198, Genetics, BIO 250/250H, Biochemistry; good knowledge of Molecular Biology. Cell Biology and/or Developmental Biology recommended.
BIO 250 Introduction to Biochemistry BIO 110 or BIO 112 and CHM 203

Biological Science Majors: Prior or Concurrent enrollment in BIO 190/198 and CHM 204 are strongly recommended.

Post-baccalaureate Pre-health students: BIO 190/198 are not required.
BIO 252 Principles of Biochemistry BIO 190/198, CHM 204
BIO 253 Computational Biology BIO 111 or BIO 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190
BIO 253P Computational Biology Lab Past/concurrent enrollment in BIO 253
BIO 256

Darwin and Religion
(cross-listed as PHL 256)

One previous course in philosophy, religion, or a natural science. Only one (PHL/BIO/REL 256 or BIO 109) can be taken for credit
BIO 257 Applied Genomics BIO 190 or BIO 198
BIO 258 Human Anatomy
(cross-listed as BME 258)
BIO 110 or equivalent
BIO 260 Animal Behavior BIO 111 or 113
BIO 261W Genetic Research A None listed
BIO 262W Genetic Research B None listed
BIO 263 Ecology BIO 111 or 113 and MTH 142 or MTH 161
BIO 265 Molecular Evolution BIO 111 or 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190
BIO 268 Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Completion of biology and chemistry core requirements, as well as BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 required
BIO 270W Writing in Ecology and Evolution Intended primarily for junior and senior BEB majors; open to other Biology majors with instructor permission. At a minimum, students must have completed at least one upper-level BEB track lecture course, and be concurrently enrolled in at least one more.
BIO 272W Developing a Professional Biology Writing Portfolio Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement
BIO 275W Writing Biological Reviews Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement
BIO 420 Advanced Cell Biology Introductory courses in genetics and cell biology are recommended
BIO 422 Biology of Aging Genetics required; Molecular Biology recommended
BIO 443 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation BIO 198, Genetics, BIO 250/250H, Biochemistry; good knowledge of Molecular Biology. Cell Biology and/or Developmental Biology recommended.
BIO 465 Molecular Evolution Introductory courses in biology and genetics
BIO 468 Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Introductory courses in molecular biology
BIO 47x Advanced Evolutionary Genetics Topics Graduate Course. Open to undergraduates only with permission of instructor
BIO 516 Cell/Dev/Mol Biology Seminar None listed
BIO 580 Journal Club in Ecology and Evolution BIO 205
BIO 584 Seminar in Evolution Not open to freshmen and sophomores
IND 408 Biochemistry A one semester introductory course in biochemistry, or equivalent
IND 409 Cell Biology Some previous exposure to Cell Biology
IND 410 Molecular Biology and Genetics Students need to have already taken undergraduate level Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology courses
IND 443 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Introductory course in genetics and either an introductory: course in biochemistry or molecular biology
IND 447 Signal Transduction None listed
MBI 414 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis MBI 220/221
MBI 421 Microbial Genetics MBI 220 (or similar course) or BIO 198 (or similar course)
MBI 431 Microbial Physiology None listed
MBI 456 General Virology Basic Biochemistry or Molecular Biology
MBI 473 Immunology BCH 250 and BIO 198 or equivalent. BIO 202 is also recommended
NSC 201/P Basic Neurobiology with Lab BIO 110/112 AND BIO 111/113. Concurrent enrollment in BCS 240 (NSC 201), or permission of instructor
NSC 203 Lab in Neurobiology STT 212 and BCS 240/NSC 201 with lab
NSC 243 Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior BCS 240 (NSC 201); BIO 250 recommended
NSC 245 Sensory and Motor Neuroscience BCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 246 Biology of Mental Disorders BCS 110 AND BIO 110 or BCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 249 Developmental Neurobiology BCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 301 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience Senior Neuroscience majors only