In addition to the required core courses, students have the option to pursue a program of study within the major leading to a concentration in either of two areas:

Courses: A concentration requires coursework in a given area.

For coursework, completion of 15 credits from the lists below is necessary. Note that not all of these courses will be offered every year. Three credits from RISE in an appropriate area can be counted toward a concentration.  Other courses may be considered; please consult with your advisor and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biology. 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 Changes form, obtained from the Dean’s Office or their website.
  2. List the courses taken that satisfy the concentration on the form.
  3. Have the Director of the Biology major or the Director of Undergraduate Studies sign the form.
  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

Note: Effective Fall 2023, all main campus courses have been renumbered using a new 4-digit numbering system.

Courses in Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology