New Biology Courses and Course Numbers

Biology students in labIn 2010-2011, the biology department will be offering several new courses.  In addition, the department is currently renumbering many of its courses, with the goal of making the course numbers within biology reflect appropriate course sequencing choices. The guide below should help you navigate this changing curriculum.  

Freshman Seminars
  • BIOL 150W
Non-majors courses
  • all other 100 level courses
Intro level courses for biology majors (and other science majors)
  • (GER2B) (Fall)  Introduction to Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution (formerly BIOL 204)
  • Biol 220 (lecture) and Biol 221 (lab & discussion)  
  • (GER2B) (Spring) Introduction to Molecules, Cells, and Development (formerly BIOL 203)
  • Biol 225 (lecture) and Bio 226 (lab & discussion)
Mid-level courses 
  • (Fall) Integrative Biology: Animals with Laboratory (4) – BIOL 206
  • (Spring)  Integrative Biology: Plants with Laboratory (4) – BIOL 205
  • (Spring) Microbiology (3) – BIOL 440
  • (Fall, Spring) Molecular Cell Biology (3) – BIOL 310 (formerly BIOL 406)
  • (Fall) Evolution of Organisms (3) (formerly BIOL 448)
Upper level courses (with recent course numbering changes)
  •  (Fall) Invertebrate Biology (4) - BIOL 457 (formerly BIOL 316)
  •  (Fall) Virology (3) – BIOL 409 (Formerly BIOL 404)
New courses for Fall 2010
  • (Fall) Epidemiology  - BIOL 404 01
  • (Fall) Advanced GIS for Biologists – BIOL 404 06
  • (Fall) Computational Neuroscience – BIOL 404 08
Courses that fulfill the seminar requirement in biology
  • (Fall) Genes, Genethics, and Public Opinion – BIOL 404 02
  • (Fall) Advanced Cell Biology – BIOL 436
  • (Fall) Microbial Pathogenesis – BIOL 450
  • (Spring) – All courses with BIOL 460 number. (In the past, certain BIOL 404 courses qualified as seminar courses)
Biomathematics Courses
  • Calculus I for Life Sciences  MATH 131-01
  • Intro to Mathematical Biology   MATH 345 - 01
  • Population Dynamics  APSC 755-19
Courses NOT offered in 2010-2011
  • Mechanisms of Bacterial Symbiosis BIOL 430
  • Gene Regulation BIOL 439
  • Nuclear Structure and Gene Activity BIOL 446