Graduate Courses 

Courses offered by the Department of Biology are listed below, organized by courses for non-majors, courses for majors, thesis & tutorial courses for majors, and courses for graduate students. Projections for future course offerings from the Department can be found in the drop-down menu for Courses. These are working plans that may be altered as circumstances change.

Please see the site of the University Registrar for course descriptions.  Use the schedule of classes search tool to see times and locations of courses.  

IMPORTANT DATES

Important dates for registration

All students at Georgetown University should register online through MyAccess.
Date 
Time
Description
Sun. May 13 - June 19
4:00 pm
waitlist runs on weekdays from May 13 to June 19 for Undergraduates and Graduates
Mon. June 4 
8:00 am
New Graduate Admits registration opens
 
Mon. June 25
12:00 am
New First-year and Transfer Students Preregistration opens in MyAccess
Fri. July 20
11:59 pm
New First-year and Transfer Students Preregistration closes in MyAccess
Aug. 1- Sept. 6
4:00 pm 
Waitlist runs on weekdays from Aug. 1 to Sept. 6 for the Graduate School
Mon. Aug. 20
10:00 pm
New Transfer Student Registration opens (Add/Drop)
Aug. 24
 
Payment is due. Late fees may be applied after the due date for students who do not pay or arrange a payment plan. 
Wed. Aug. 29
 
First day of classes following a Monday Schedule
Thurs. Sept. 7
4:00 pm
Paper Add/Drop closes at 5:00 pm
 

Fall 2018 Course Listings—Graduate Students

Courses for Majors—Fall 2018

BIOL 352 – Human Genetics
BIOL 353 – Plants and Society
BIOL 354 – Synaptic Transmission
BIOL 356 – History of Life
BIOL 357 – Neurophysiology
BIOL 358 – Immunobiology
BIOL 359 – Dyn Proc in Biological Physics
BIOL 360 – Molecular Evolution
BIOL 363 – Cell Biology
BIOL 364 – Microbiology
BIOL 365 – Conservation Biology
BIOL 366 – Marine Biology
BIOL 367 – Population Genetics
BIOL 368 – Global Climate Change Ecology
BIOL 369 – Cell Biology of Cancer
BIOL 370 – Neurodisorders
BIOL 371 – Intro Virology & Viral Disease
BIOL 372 – Introduction to Parasites
BIOL 373 – Developmental Biology
BIOL 374 – Genome Instability & Human Disease
BIOL 375 – Plant-Animal Interactions
BIOL 376 – Developmental Neurobiology
BIOL 377 – Endocrinology
BIOL 379 – Genomics & Bioinformatics
BIOL 380 – Sensory Systems
BIOL 384 – Epidemiology & Public Health
BIOL 385 – Biology of Sex
BIOL 386 – Experimental Design & Analysis for Biology
BIOL 387 – Genetic Conflict
BIOL 388 – Microbial Genomics
BIOL 390 – Molecular Biology
BIOL 391 – Structural Biology
BIOL 394 – Genomics, Disability & Health
BIOL 401 – Senior Seminar in Biology
BIOL 404 – Advanced Biochemistry
BIOL 405 – Advanced Top in Molecular Biology: Epigenetics
BIOL 409 – Communicating Science
BIOL 410 – The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle
BIOL 412 – Advanced Neurophysiology
BIOL 413 – Population Genetics
BIOL 414 – Neurodisorders
BIOL 415 – Parasitology
BIOL 416 – Advances in miRNA Research
BIOL 418 – Experimental Design & Analysis for Biologists
BIOL 421 – Seminar in Infectious Diseases
BIOL 422 – Modeling: Biological Populations
BIOL 424 – Advanced Development
BIOL 425 – Endocrinology
BIOL 426 – Architecture & Dynamics: Nucleus
BIOL 427 – Biology of Sex
BIOL 428 – Advanced Ecological Analysis
BIOL 430 – Advanced Cell Biology
BIOL 431 – Intro to Programming
BIOL 432 – Intro to Genome Analysis
BIOL 433 – Adv. Microscopy for Biologists
BIOL 434 – Advanced Cell Biology
BIOL 435 – Infectious Disease & Conflict
BIOL 436 – Genomics and the Media
BIOL 480 – Advanced Molecular Biology
BIOL 486 – Selected Topics in Advanced Immunology
BIOL 488 – Selected Topics in Development
BIOL 507 – Graduate Seminar in Ecology/Evolution
BIOL 508 – Integrated Biology
BIOL 510 – Bioinformatics Programming
BIOL 512 – Topics in Ecological Genetics
BIOL 513 – Topics in Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 514 – Environmental Biology Journal Club
BIOL 515 – Environmental Biology Journal Club
BIOL 516 – Molecular Cell Biology Journal Club
BIOL 521 – Seminar in Infectious Diseases
BIOL 522 – Modeling: Biological Populations
BIOL 561 – Science/Society: Global Challenges
BIOL 562 – Shaping National Science Policy
BIOL 563 – Health Disparities

Thesis, Research, and Tutorial Courses for Majors—Fall 2018

BIOL 555 – Research Rotation
BIOL 702 – Graduate Independent Study
BIOL 901 – Tutorial: Biology
BIOL 902 – Non-Thesis Research
BIOL 905 – Graduate Non-Thesis Research
BIOL 906 – Non-Thesis Research
BIOL 907 – Graduate Non-Thesis Research
BIOL 955 – Graduate Credit Thesis Research
BIOL 986 – Biology Lab Rotation Fall
BIOL 991-994 – Continuous Registration
BIOL 997 – Non-Resident Graduate Research
BIOL 999 – Thesis Research

Required Courses for Graduate Students—Fall 2018

BIOL 505 – Graduate Survival Skills
BIOL 508 – Integrated Biology

Elective Courses for Graduate Students

For elective credits, graduate students can select courses from the Dept. of Biology numbered above 350 or courses from the Medical Center, but not 401.
BIOL 514 – Environmental Biology Journal Club
BIOL 515 – Environmental Biology Journal Club
BIOL 516 – Molecular Cell Biology Journal Club
BIOL 522 – Modeling: Biological Populations
BIOL 562 – Shaping National Science Policy
BIOL 701 – Department Activities
BIOL 703 – Department Seminar Series
BIOL 991-994 – Continuous Registration
BIOL 999 – Thesis Research