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Concentrations

In addition to the required core courses - Foundations in Biology and Genetics (for classes graduating in 2012 and 2013) - students have the option to pursue a program of study within the major leading to a concentration in either of two areas:

  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology

Courses. A concentration requires course work in a given area.

Students graduating in 2012 or 2013: For coursework, completion of 6 courses from one of the lists below is necessary (there are typically 8-10 course electives in the major). Note that not all of these courses will be offered every year.

Students graduating in 2014 or later: For coursework, completion of 6 courses from one of the lists below is necessary (there are typically 5-7 elective courses in the major and 3 bin courses). Note that not all of these courses will be offered every year.

Each concentration should be devised by careful consultation with a faculty advisor. The area of concentration will appear on the student's transcript.

To obtain notation of the concentration, students must (1) fill-out the Academic Program Change form, obtained from the Dean's Office or their website, (2) list the courses taken that satisfy the concentration on the form, (3) have their advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies sign it, and (4) return the form to the Dean's Office. Students may declare a concentration as late as the spring of their senior year.

Courses in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology

BIOL-151 Biochemistry
BIOL-152 Genetics (for class of 2014 and later; not for classes of 2010-2013)
BIOL-170 Developmental Cell Biology
BIOL-211 Cytology and Histology
BIOL-352 Human Genetics
BIOL-354 Synaptic Transmissions
BIOL-358 Immunobiology
BIOL-359 Dynamic Processes in Biological Physics
BIOL-363 Cell Biology
BIOL-364 Microbiology
BIOL-369 Cell Biology of Cancer
BIOL-371 Virology
BIOL-372 Introduction to Parasitology
BIOL-373 Developmental Biology
BIOL-376 Neurodevelopment
BIOL-379 Genomics and Bioinformatics
BIOL-390 Molecular Biology
BIOL-391 Structures Behind Signaling
BIOL-402 Advanced Cell Biology
BIOL-404 Advanced Biochemistry
BIOL-408 Electron Microscopy
BIOL-480 Advanced Molecular Biology
BIOL-482 Topics in Cell Regulation
BIOL-484 Topics in Signal Transduction
BIOL-486 Topics in Immunology
BIOL-488 Topics in Vertebrate Development

Courses in Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology

BIOL-152 Genetics (for class of 2014 and later; not for classes of 2010-2013
BIOL-180 Ecology
BIOL-217 Marine Mammal Behavior Ecology
BIOL-226 Animal Behavior
BIOL-251 Evolutionary Processes
BIOL-268 Global Climate Changes
BIOL-280 Ecology (old course number through 2009)
BIOL-353 Plants and Society
BIOL-355 Forest Ecology
BIOL-359 Dynamic Processes in Biological Physics
BIOL-360 Molecular Evolution
BIOL-364 Microbiology
BIOL-365 Conservation Biology
BIOL-366 Marine Biology (formerly numbered BIOL-403)
BIOL-367 Population Genetics
BIOL-375 Plant-Animal Interactions
BIOL-379 Genomics and Bioinformatics
BIOL-386 Ecological Analysis

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