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Enrollment for Fall begins on March 20, 2017! All students in the Department of Biological Sciences must see their advisor to have their Term Advisement Hold released. Click here to find out what to expect from advising, and how to get the most out of your advising appointment.

Fall 2017 Course Notes

You can find most Fall 2017 courses that meet a requirement or count as an elective through the Enrollment Wizard:

  • Use the “Required Courses” search feature to select classes that meet your degree requirements.
  • Use the drop-down to select the degree requirements you wish to search.
  • NOTE: Only sections for which you meet the prerequisite/requirements will be shown as available options for the upcoming term.

We want to draw your attention to the following courses. Some of them may not show up in this search as they are new or special offerings this Fall!


Applied Ecology Courses of Interest – see flyer below!

BIO240 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology [A]: Nervous, Skeletal, Muscular & Digestive Systems
BIO245 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology [B]: Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Renal Systems

  • These courses are a replacement for the BIO212/BIO421&426 sequence
  • These courses can be taken in any order.
  • If you have taken/are taking BIO212 and need a second Human Anatomy & Physiology course, you should take BIO421/426 in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018
  • If you planned to take BIO212 in the Fall, choose one of these instead.
  • Credit cannot be earned for either of these courses if you already have BIO212 or BIO421 credit.

BIO 482 Signal Transduction and the Environment

  • Capstone course for MCD students; MCD Elective
  • HB Elective (Biological Sciences – Human Biology Curriculum)
  • Additional Math/Science Electives (any BS in BioSci curriculum that includes these electives)
  • Restricted Electives for Genetics majors (NOT Genetics restricted electives!)
  • Life Science Elective in the BA in Biological Sciences degree

BIT495 Special Topics Courses listed on the flyer below can be used as:

  • HB Electives (Biological Sciences – Human Biology curriculum)
  • MCD Electives (Biological Sciences – Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Curriculum)
  • Additional Math/Science Electives (any BS in BioSci curriculum that includes these electives)
  • Life Science Electives in the BA in Biological Sciences degree except for the Ethics and Professional Development courses
MA 331 Differential Equations for the Life Sciences (3 Credits)
  • Prerequisites: MA 231 or MA 241
  • Time: T/TH 1:30-2:45pm; Location: SAS 1220
  • Description: This course provides students with an understanding of how mathematics and life sciences can stimulate and enrich each other. The course topics include first order differential equations, separable equations, second order systems, vector and matrix systems, eigenvectors/eigenvalues, graphical and qualitative methods. The methods are motivated with examples from the biological sciences (growth models, kinetics and compartmental models, epidemic models, predator-prey, etc). Computational modeling will be carried out using SimBiology, a MATLAB toolbox based graphical user interface, which which automates and simplifies the process of modeling biological systems. Credit cannot be given for both MA 341 and MA 331.