Electives and Seminars

300-level Electives (4 credits)

Elective courses are typically offered with labs, and are taught once every other year.

  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Lab
  • Animal Behavior
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Field Ornithology
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

400-level seminars (2 credits)

In Advanced Seminars, students read, discuss, and present the primary literature about a particular topic. These courses are also offered every other year.

  • Conservation Biology
  • Cholera
  • Urban Ecology
  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Vector Biology
  • Topics in Virology: Ebola
  • Neuroscience Frontier
  • Cancer

In addition, we offer a Biology Seminar every semester in which  biologists from the surrounding region describe their latest research. This course, which meets at lunch on Thursdays, is popular with students and faculty as an opportunity to meet and discuss the latest research in biology.