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Undergraduate Program

Diversification Electives List

BS in Cell and Developmental Biology (BCD) Major

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

Fall

  • BIOL 202: Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 204: Principles of Human Physiology 
  • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIOL 225: Lab in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (For BEB Majors)
  • BIOL 228A&B: iGEM I&II International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Course Series
  • BIOL 257L: Applied Genomics
  • BIOL 259L: Applied Population Biology
  • BIOL 260: Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 399: Communication Engagement Practicum (4 credit version only)
  • IND 408: Biochemistry
  • MBI 220: Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W: Microbiology Laboratory
  • MBI 414: Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • NSCI 201: Basic Neurobiology
  • NSCI 243: Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior

Spring

  • BIOL 205: Evolution
  • BIOL 217L: Principles of Human Anatomy (BIOL 217P lab required / Should not take BIOL 217 if BME 258 is taken)
  • BIOL 228A&B: iGEM I&II International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Course Series
  • BIOL 253L: Computational Biology 
  • BIOL 255: Behavioral Endocrinology (Only offered in Spring 2021)
  • BIOL 261W: Genetic Research A
  • BIOL 263: Ecology* (Canceled AY 2019-20: returning spring 2021)
  • BIOL 265: Molecular Evolution*(Canceled after Spring 2018; may use if already taken)
  • BIOL 267: Human Evolutionary Genetics
  • BCH 208: Biochemical and Molecular Biology Techniques
  • BCH 412: Advanced Topics In Biological Macromolecules
  • BME 258: Human Anatomy  (Should not take BME 258 if BIOL 217L was taken)
  • BME 468: Introduction to Structure & Analysis of Biomolecules
  • EESC 201: Evolution of the Earth
  • EESC 207: Principles of Paleontology (Odd year rotation)
  • EESC 220: Geobiology (Even year rotation)
  • IND 410: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Canceled after Spring 2018; may use if already taken)
  • MBI 404: Intro to Emerging Pathogens
  • 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

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.