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Undergraduate Program

Advanced Electives List

BS in Biological Sciences:  General

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official course descriptions.

*Please note that courses core electives lists may either be used to satisfy an advanced elective or core requirement but not both.

Fall

  • BIOL 202: Molecular Biology*
  • BIOL 204: Principles of Human Physiology -  - may be used for either the advanced or diversification elective but not both
  • BIOL 206: Eukaryotic Genomes*
  • BIOL 220: Advanced Cell Biology*
  • BIOL 222: Biology of Aging*
  • BIOL 225: Lab in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology*
  • BIOL 226: Developmental Biology* - may be used for either the advanced or diversification elective but not both
  • BIOL 257L: Applied Genomics* 
  • BIOL 259L: Applied Population Biology*
  • BIOL 260: Animal Behavior*
  • BIOL 399 Communication Engagement Practicum (4 credit version only)
  • IND 408: Advanced Biochemistry
  • MBI 220: Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W: Microbiology Laboratory*
  • MBI 473: Immunology
  • NSCI 201: Basic Neurobiology
  • NSCI 243: Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior

Spring

  • BIOL 205: Evolution
  • BIOL 210: Cell Biology* 
  • BIOL 217L: Principles of Human Anatomy with Lab (Do not enroll if BME 258 was already taken)
  • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIOL 243: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation*
  • BIOL 253L: Computational Biology* 
  • BIOL 261W: Genetic Research A*
  • BIOL 263: Ecology* 
  • BIOL 268: Lab in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio*
  • BIOL 267: Human Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIOL 278: Biochemical Mechanisms of Cellular Processes
  • BCH 308: Biochemical and Molecular Biology Techniques*
  • BCH 412: Advanced Topics In Biological Macromolecules
  • BME 468:  Intro to Structure and Biomolecules
  • EESC 201: Evolution of the Earth
  • EESC 220: Geobiology (Even year rotation)
  • IND 447: Signal Transduction
  • MBI 404: Intro to Emerging Pathogens
  • MBI 414: Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • MBI 421: Microbial Physiology & Genetics
  • MBI 456: General Virology
  • NSCI 203: Lab in Neurobiology
  • NSCI 244: Neuroethology
  • NSCI 245: Sensory and Motor Neuroscience
  • NSCI 246: Biology of Mental Disorders
  • NSCI 249: Developmental Neurobiology

Special Programs (Ask advisor about possible applications to major)

  • BIOL 228A&B iGems I&II International Genetically Engineerd Machines Competition (spring/summer/fall)
  • BIOL 290 Solomon Islands (summer)
  • BIOL 291, 292, 293 Galapagos Study Abroad Program (fall)


Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact your major advisor for consultation on course selections and approval of other biological sciences courses not listed.

Check the UR Course Description/Course Schedule at: https://cdcs.ur.rochester.edu to make certain prerequisites are met prior to taking the class.

Courses with “*” notation indicate an upper-level writing course is offered.