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Undergraduate Program

Diversification Electives List

BS in Biochemistry (BBC) Major

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

Fall

  • BIOL 204: Principles of Human Physiology (Recitation or lab, BIOL 204P, required but NOT both)
  • BIOL 206: Eukaryotic Genomes
  • BIOL 220: Advanced Cell Biology
  • BIOL 225: Lab in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
  • BIOL 226: Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 228A&B: iGEM I&II International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Course Series
  • BIOL 257L: Applied Genomics 
  • BIOL 260: Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 259L: Applied Population Biology
  • MBI 220: Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W: Microbiology Laboratory
  • MBI 473: Immunology
  • NSCI 201: Basic Neurobiology
  • NSCI 243: Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior
  • Biochemstry majors may use 200-level courses from the UR Chemistry Department with the exception of CHEM 262

Spring

  • BIOL 205: Evolution
  • BIOL 210: Cell Biology 
  • BIOL 217L: Principles of Human Anatomy with Lab (BIOL 217P lab required / Should not take BIOL 217 if BIO 258 was taken)
  • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIOL 228A: iGEM I International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Course Series
  • BIOL 253L: Computational Biology (Canceled AY 2020-21:  returning Spring 22)
  • BIOL 258: Human Anatomy (Should not take BIOL 217 Mammalian Anatomy if BIOL 258 is taken)
  • BIOL 261W: Genetic Research A
  • BIOL 263: Ecology (Canceled AY 2019-20: Returns Spring 2021) 
  • BIOL 265: Molecular Evolution*  (Canceled after Spring 2018; may use if taken)
  • BIOL 267: Human Evolutionary Genetics 
  • BIOL 268: Lab in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • BME 468: Introduction to Structure & Analysis of Biomolecules
  • EESC 201: Evolution of the Earth
  • EESC 207: Principles of Paleontology (Cancelled after Spring 19:  may use if taken)
  • EESC 220: Geobiology (Even year rotation)
  • 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
  • Biochemstry majors may use 200-level courses from the UR Chemistry Department with the exception of CHEM 262

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.