We believe that student-lead research is the best way for our students to learn to think like a scientist, work collaboratively, and develop their problem-solving skills. Because of this commitment, all of our biology classes have a laboratory component that is also taught by the faculty. In the laboratory, students are trained in modern techniques (e.g., PCR, cell culture, physiological monitoring) and then use those techniques to explore questions they have developed.
All biology majors take the same foundational classes. After completion of the common core, students can select from one of three tracks: biology; molecular and cellular biology; or ecology, evolution, and behavior.
|15 course units, including:|
|BIO||1204||Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells|
|BIO||1206||Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems|
|BIO||2042||Biologists’ Toolkit (1/2 unit)|
|BIO||4432||Capstone in Biology (1/2 unit)|
|3 courses from the following list:|
|BIO||3016||Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy|
Remaining 3 electives may come from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, or Physics
NOTE:BIO 1164, BIO 2014, BIO 2104, MATH 1034, MATH 1214, CHEM 1004, PHYS 1014 and PHYS 1024 may not be used as electives in the major
|CHEM||1055||Principles of Chemistry I|
|CHEM||1065||Principles of Chemistry II|