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Undergraduate Program

Biology Course Prerequisites

CourseTitlePrerequisites
BCH 208Biochemistry LaboratoryNone listed
BCH 412Advanced Topics in Biological MacromoleculesIND 408
BIO 101Genes, Germs, and Genomics: An Introduction to Modern BiologyNone
BIO 102Natural HistoryNone listed
BIO 104KEcosystem Conservation and Human SocietyNone
BIO 109Darwin and DarwinismNone listed
BIO 110Principles of Biology ICompletion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent
BIO 111Principles of Biology IINone
BIO 112Perspectives in Biology IStudents 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 113Perspectives in Biology IIBIO 112 or AP Biology score of 4 or 5 or IB score of 7
BIO 117PIntroductory Biology LaboratoryPast or concurrent enrollment in BIO 111 or BIO 113 or concurrent enrollment in BIO 115
BIO 190Genetics and the Human GenomeBIO 110/112 and BIO 111/113, completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 203
BIO 198Principles of GeneticsBIO 110 or BIO 112 and completion of CHM 131 and CHM 132
BIO 198PPrinciples of Genetics LabConcurrent with BIO 190/198 or after completion of BIO 190/198
BIO 202Molecular BiologyBIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250
BIO 204Mammalian PhysiologyBIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor
BIO 205EvolutionBIO 190 or BIO 198; MTH 141 or MTH 161
BIO 206Eukaryotic GenomesCompletion of BIO 198 or BIO 190 is required; BIO 202 or BIO 210 are recommended
BIO 208Intro to Programming for BiologistsPast or concurrent enrollment in BIO 190 of BIO 198, or instructor's permission
BIO 210Molecular Cell BiologyBIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113. BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 are strongly suggested
BIO 214BiostatisticsMTH 141, MTH 161 or MTH 171
BIO 217Mammalian AnatomyBIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor
BIO 220Advanced Cell BiologyBIO 198 or BIO 190, BIO 210, BIO 250
BIO 222Biology of AgingBIO 198 or BIO 190 required, BIO 202 recommended
BIO 225Laboratory in Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyCompletion of BIO 263. BIO 205 and BIO 214 strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIO 225W required.
BIO 225WEcology and Evolutionary Biology Lab WritingConcurrent enrollment in BIO 225 required
BIO 226Developmental BiologyBIO 198 or BIO 190 or permission of the instructor
BIO 243Eukaryotic Gene RegulationBIO 198, Genetics, BIO 250/250H, Biochemistry; good knowledge of Molecular Biology. Cell Biology and/or Developmental Biology recommended.
BIO 250Introduction to BiochemistryBIO 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 252Principles of BiochemistryBIO 190/198, CHM 204
BIO 253Computational BiologyBIO 111 or BIO 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190
BIO 253PComputational Biology LabPast/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 257Applied GenomicsBIO 190 or BIO 198
BIO 258Human Anatomy
(cross-listed as BME 258)
BIO 110 or equivalent
BIO 260Animal BehaviorBIO 111 or 113
BIO 261WGenetic Research ANone listed
BIO 262WGenetic Research BNone listed
BIO 263EcologyBIO 111 or 113 and MTH 142 or MTH 161
BIO 265Molecular EvolutionBIO 111 or 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190
BIO 268Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental BiologyCompletion of biology and chemistry core requirements, as well as BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 required
BIO 270WWriting in Ecology and EvolutionIntended 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 272WDeveloping a Professional Biology Writing PortfolioCompletion of the Primary Writing Requirement
BIO 275WWriting Biological ReviewsCompletion of the Primary Writing Requirement
BIO 420Advanced Cell BiologyIntroductory courses in genetics and cell biology are recommended
BIO 422Biology of AgingGenetics required; Molecular Biology recommended
BIO 443Eukaryotic Gene RegulationBIO 198, Genetics, BIO 250/250H, Biochemistry; good knowledge of Molecular Biology. Cell Biology and/or Developmental Biology recommended.
BIO 465Molecular EvolutionIntroductory courses in biology and genetics
BIO 468Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental BiologyIntroductory courses in molecular biology
BIO 47xAdvanced Evolutionary Genetics TopicsGraduate Course. Open to undergraduates only with permission of instructor
BIO 516Cell/Dev/Mol Biology SeminarNone listed
BIO 580Journal Club in Ecology and EvolutionBIO 205
BIO 584Seminar in EvolutionNot open to freshmen and sophomores
IND 408BiochemistryA one semester introductory course in biochemistry, or equivalent
IND 409Cell BiologySome previous exposure to Cell Biology
IND 410Molecular Biology and GeneticsStudents need to have already taken undergraduate level Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology courses
IND 443Eukaryotic Gene RegulationIntroductory course in genetics and either an introductory: course in biochemistry or molecular biology
IND 447Signal TransductionNone listed
MBI 414Mechanisms of Microbial PathogenesisMBI 220/221
MBI 421Microbial GeneticsMBI 220 (or similar course) or BIO 198 (or similar course)
MBI 431Microbial PhysiologyNone listed
MBI 456General VirologyBasic Biochemistry or Molecular Biology
MBI 473ImmunologyBCH 250 and BIO 198 or equivalent. BIO 202 is also recommended
NSC 201/PBasic Neurobiology with LabBIO 110/112 AND BIO 111/113. Concurrent enrollment in BCS 240 (NSC 201), or permission of instructor
NSC 203Lab in NeurobiologySTT 212 and BCS 240/NSC 201 with lab
NSC 243Neurochemical Foundations of BehaviorBCS 240 (NSC 201); BIO 250 recommended
NSC 245Sensory and Motor NeuroscienceBCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 246Biology of Mental DisordersBCS 110 AND BIO 110 or BCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 249Developmental NeurobiologyBCS 240 (NSC 201)
NSC 301Senior Seminar in NeuroscienceSenior Neuroscience majors only