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Undergraduate Program

Diversification Electives List

BA in Biology (BIO) Major (BI) Minor

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 206: Eukaryotic Genomes*
  • BIOL 220: Advanced Cell Biology*
  • BIOL 222: Biology of Aging*
  • BIOL 225: Lab in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology* (For BEB Majors)
  • BIOL 226: Developmental Biology*
  • BIOL 228B: iGEM 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: Advanced Biochemistry
  • MBI 220: Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W: Microbiology Laboratory*
  • MBI 473: Immunology
  • NSCI 201: Basic Neurobiology
  • NSCI 243: Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior
  • #### 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

  • BIOL 205: Evolution
  • BIOL 210: Molecular Cell Biology* 
  • BIOL 217L: Principles of Human Anatomy (BIOL 217P lab required / Should not take BIOL 217 if BIOL 258 was taken)
  • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIOL 228A: iGEM I (International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Course Series)
  • BIOL 243: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation*
  • BIOL 250L: Introduction to Biochemistry
  • BIOL 252L: Principles of Biochemistry (formerly BIOL 250H; not offered after Spring 2018)
  • BIOL 253L: Computational Biology* Semester Change
  • BIOL 261W: Genetic Research A*
  • BIOL 263: Ecology* (Canceled AY 2019-2020: Will return Spring 2021)
  • BIOL 265: Molecular Evolution*  
  • 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: 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 - not offered after Spring 2018.  May use if already taken.
  • 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
  • NSCI 203: Lab in Neurobiology
  • NSCI 244: Neuroethology
  • NSCI 245: Sensory and Motor Neuroscience
  • NSCI 246: Biology of Mental Disorders
  • NSCI 249: Developmental Neurobiology
  • #### 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.