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Undergraduate Program

Diversification Electives List

BA in Biology (BIO) Major

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

Fall

  • BIO 202 Molecular Biology*
  • BIO 204 Principles of Human Physiology*
  • BIO 219 Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIO 222 Biology of Aging*
  • BIO 225 Lab in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology* (For BEB Majors)
  • BIO 226 Developmental Biology*
  • BIO 257 Applied Genomics* 
  • BIO 260 Animal Behavior*
  • BIO 263 Ecology*
  • IND 408 Advanced Biochemistry
  • IND 409 Cell Biology
  • MBI 220 Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W Microbiology Laboratory*
  • MBI 473 Immunology
  • NSC 201 Basic Neurobiology
  • NSC 243 Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior
  • NSC 301 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience (For NSC Majors)
  • ### 395 Independent Research Biological Science Courses* (Application to BA BIO major pending major advisor approval of final report. Only one 395 course may be used to satisfy a diversification elective; however, two 395w courses may be used to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement)

Spring

  • BIO 205 Evolution
  • BIO 206 Eukaryotic Genomes*
  • BIO 210 Molecular Cell Biology* 
  • BIO 217 Principles of Human Anatomy* (BIO 217P lab required / Should not take BIO 217 if BIO 258 was taken)
  • BIO 220 Advanced Cell Biology*
  • BIO 243 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation*
  • BIO 250 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • BIO 252 Principles of Biochemistry (formerly BIO 250H)
  • BIO 253 Computational Biology* Semester Change
  • BIO 261W Genetic Research A*
  • BIO 265 Molecular Evolution*  
  • BIO 268 Lab in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Bio*
  • BCH 208 Biochemical and Molecular Biology Techniques*
  • BCH 412 Advanced Topics In Biological Macromolecules
  • EES 201 Evolution of the Earth
  • EES 207 Principles of Paleontology (Odd year rotation)
  • IND 410 Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • IND 443 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
  • IND 447 Signal Transduction
  • MBI 404 Intro to Emerging Pathogens
  • MBI 414 Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • MBI 421 Microbial Physiology & Genetics
  • MBI 456 General Virology
  • NSC 203 Lab in Neurobiology
  • NSC 244 Neuroethology
  • NSC 245 Sensory and Motor Neuroscience
  • NSC 246 Biology of Mental Disorders
  • NSC 249 Developmental Neurobiology
  • NSC 302 Senior Seminar in Neuroscience
  • ### 395 Independent Research Biological Science Courses* (Application to BA BIO major pending major advisor approval of final report. Only one 395 course may be used to satisfy a diversification elective; however, two 395w courses may be used to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement)

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.