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Electives

Students pursuing the Biology Major (S117) must complete elective courses in 3 thematic areas (Field, Laboratory, and Systematics) as specified in the degree plan. Courses that fulfill these requirements are listed below. When choosing an elective, keep in mind that effective with the issuance of the 2016-17 catalog, Biology Majors must also complete a course that places an emphasis on writing. This course can be used to satisfy other curriculum requirements, as appropriate. See the list of eligible Writing Emphasis Courses below.

SP17 = course will be offered in Spring 2017
FA17 = course will be offered in Fall 2017
SP18 = course will be offered in Spring 2018

Sophomore Biology Elective

  • Any BIOL course for majors at or above the 200 level. Must be approved by the student's academic advisor. 4 credit hours

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Junior Biology Elective

  • Any BIOL course for majors at or above the 300- or 400-level. Must be approved by the student's academic advisor. 3-4 credit hours


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Field Electives

  • 307: Field Techniques (SP18), 3 credit hours
  • 309: Wildlife Ecology & Management, 3 credit hours
  • 319: Survey of Invertebrate Animals (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 333: Local Flora (SP17)(FA17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 341: Dendrology, 4 credit hours
  • 360: Principles of Ecology (SP17)(FA17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 405(G): Mammalogy (FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 407(G): Environmental Toxicology (FA17)(FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 413(G): Herpetology (SP17), 4 credit hours
  • 414(G): Ornithology (SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 427(G): Experimental Design and Analysis (FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 440(G): Estuarine Ecology and Marine Biology (FA17)(FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 441(G): Limnology & Oceanography (SP17), 4 credit hours
  • 445(G): Ichythology (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 446(G): Fish Ecology and Management (FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 461(G): Aquatic & Wetland Vascular Plants (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 485(G): Marine Botany (SP17)(SP18), 4 credit hours

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Lab Electives

  • 308: Plant Anatomy (SP17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 318: Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology (SP17)(FA17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 354 + 356: Pathogenic Microbiology + Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory (SP17)(SP18), 3+2 credit hours
  • 408(G) + 409(G): Plant Physiology + Plant Physiology Laboratory (SP18), 3+2 credit hours
  • 423(G) + 424(G): Neurobiology + Neurobiology Laboratory (FA17), 3+1 credit hours
  • 425(G) + 426(G): Developmental Biology + Developmental Biology Laboratory (SP17)(SP18), 3+1 credit hours
  • 434(G): Histology (SP17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 435: Honors Histology (SP17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 436(G): Comparative Vertebrate Morphology (SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 442(G) + 443(G): Immunobiology + Immunobiology Laboratory (SP17 lecture only)(FA17 lab only)(SP18), 3+2 credit hours
  • 453(G) + 454(G): Molecular & Cellular Engineering + Molecular & Cellular Engineering Laboratory (SP17), 3+2 credit hours
  • 457(G) + 458(G): Advanced Cell Biology + Advanced Cell Biology Laboratory (FA17), 3+2 credit hours
  • 482(G): Comparative Physiology (SP17)(FA17)(SP18), 4 credit hours

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Systematics Electives

  • 319: Survey of Invertebrate Animals (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 321: Entomology (FA17), 3 credit hours
  • 333: Local Flora (SP17)(FA17)(SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 341: Dendrology, 4 credit hours
  • 351: Parasitology (FA17), 3 credit hours
  • 403(G): Virology (SP17)(FA17), 3 credit hours
  • 405(G): Mammalogy (FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 413(G): Herpetology (SP17), 4 credit hours
  • 414(G): Ornithology (SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 433(G): Plant Systematics and Biodiversity (FA18), 4 credit hours
  • 436(G): Comparative Vertebrate Morphology (SP18), 4 credit hours
  • 445(G): Ichythology (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 461(G): Aquatic & Wetland Vascular Plants (FA17), 4 credit hours
  • 480(G): Marine Microbiology (offered on occasional basis), 3 credit hours
  • 485(G): Marine Botany (SP17)(SP18), 4 credit hours

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Statistics Electives

  • STAT 325: Introduction to Statistics, 3 credit hours
  • STAT 417(G): Biometry, 3 credit hours
  • STAT 427(G): Statistical Methods for Researchers I, 3 credit hours

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Courses that place an emphasis on writing

  • 307: Field Techniques, 3 credit hours
  • 337: Genetics of Human Diseases, 3 credit hours
  • 360: Principles of Ecology, 4 credit hours
  • 370: Special Topics in Biology, variable credit hours
  • 407(G): Environmental Toxicology, 4 credit hours
  • 409(G): Plant Physiology Laboratory, 2 credit hours
  • 412(G): Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, 3 credit hours
  • 424(G): Neurobiology Laboratory, 1 credit hours
  • 433(G): Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, 4 credit hours
  • 435: Honors Histology, 4 credit hours
  • 441(G): Limnology & Oceanography, 4 credit hours
  • 445(G): Ichythology, 4 credit hours
  • 485(G): Marine Botany, 4 credit hours
  • 495: Special Topics in Biology, variable credit hours

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