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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
  • BIOL 226: Developmental Biology
  • 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: Advanced Biochemistry
  • MBI 220: Introduction to Microbiology
  • MBI 221W: Microbiology Laboratory
  • MBI 414: Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • MBI 473: Immunology
  • NSCI 201: Basic Neurobiology
  • NSCI 243: Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior
  • NSCI 251: Neurobiology of Sleep (Prerequisite: NSCI 201/BCSC 240)
  • #### 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)

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 BME 258 is taken)
  • BIOL 219L: Genomics of Quantitative Traits
  • BIOL 228A&B: iGEM I&II 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 (Cancelled AY 2020-21: Will return Spring22)
  • BIOL 255: Behavioral Endocrinology (This course can replace Bio 260 for a course "A" selection or, if the student has already taken Bio 260, it can serve as a diversification elective. Offered Spring 2021 only)
  • 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 Biology
  • 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 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 (Cancelled after spring19, may use if taken)
  • 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 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
  • NSCI 250:  Acquired Brain Disorders (Prerequisite: NSCI 201/BCSC 240)
  • NSCI 252:  Functional Neuroanatomy (Prerequisite: BIOL 110 or equivalent)
  • NSCI 415:  Neuroscience of Neuroprosthetics (Prerequisite: BIOL 110 or equivalent)
  • #### 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)
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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.