Science Electives

Unless otherwise specified, the following courses may be used to fulfill science electives for all Biology, Biochemistry, and Natural Science programs.

Selections are to be made in consultation with one's Advisor. Non-Biology courses may be used for a minor outside of Biology. Many of the courses are offered in alternate years and have prerequisites. Labs may be optional for some courses, i.e., those with credit listed as (3/1).

  • BCH313/L Gen Biochemistry (3/1)
  • BCH401 Biological Organic Chemistry (3) -- limited to Biochemistry and Natural Science - Forensic Science programs
  • BCH317/L Bio-organic Chemistry (3/1) -- limited to Natural Science -Forensic Science program
  • BIO247/347/447 Selected Topics (3-4)
  • BIO302/L Gen Ecology (3/1)-- not allowed for Natural-Science - Environmental Studies and Forensic Science programs
  • BIO303/L Plant Biology (4/0)
  • BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3) -- CC; CR; ME; WI -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program  
  • BIO308/L Genetics (3/1)
  • BIO315/L Gen Microbiology (3/1)
  • BIO322/L Invertebrate Biology (4/0) --  not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • BIO323/L Animal Biology (4/0) -- not allowed for Biochemistry, Biology, and Natural Science - Forensic Science programs
  • BIO324/L Vertebrate Biology (4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • BIO325/L Cell Biology (3/1) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • BIO330/L General Anatomy (4/0)
  • BIO333/L Developmental Biology (4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • BIO/FOR334/L Forensic Entomology (4/0) -- limited to Natural Science -Forensic Studies program
  • BIO335/L Animal Behavior (4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • BIO340/L General Physiology (4/0)
  • BIO417 Immunology (3)
  • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology (4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science -Forensic Science program
  • BIO447 Selected Topics (3-4) -- limited to Biochemistry program
  • BIO/BCH440/L Molecular Biology (3/1)
  • BIO541/L-542/L Neurobiology I-II (4/0-4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • CHE301/L-302/L Organic Chemistry I-II (3/1-3/1)
  • CHE303/L Intro to Physical Chemistry (4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • CHE304/L Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry (4/0) -- not allowed for Biology and Natural Science -Forensic Science programs
  • CHE309 Chemistry III (3) -- limited to Biochemistry, Natural Science -Environmental Studies and Forensic Science programs
  • CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
  • CHE312/L Modern Instrumental Analysis (4/0)
  • CHE410 Organic Chemistry III (3)
  • CHE447 Selected Topics (3-4) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • ENS205 Planet Earth I: Physical Features (3) -- limited to: Biology ENS; Natural Science ENS; Natural Science Health Specialization programs
  • ENS206 Planet Earth II: Geographical Features (3) -- limited to: Biology - ENS; Natural Science ENS; Natural Science Health Specialization programs
  • ENS/NSC303 Environmental Toxicology (3) -- CT
  • ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry (3/1) -- not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • ENS309 Population Dynamics (3) -- not allowed for Biochemistry and Natural Science- Forensic Science programs
  • ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3)
  • NSC310 Biostatistics (3) -- CT not allowed for Natural Science - Forensic Science program
  • NSC342 Biomaterials (3) -- not allowed for Natural Science - ENS and Forensic Science programs
  • NSC Research Problems (3)
  • PHY101/L-102/L Physics I-II (3/1-3/1) or PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4/0-4/0) -- not allowed for Natural Science -Forensic Science program

Health Science Electives

Applicable only for the natural science programs with either the health science specialization or the individualized studies track:

  • PAS511 Clinical Microbiology/Immunology (3)
  • PT504/L-505/L Clinical Func Anatomy I-II (3/0-2/0)
  • PT506/L-507/L Kinesiology & Biomechanics I-II (3/0-2/0)
  • PT508/L Physiology of Exercise (3/0)
  • PT517 Clinical Medicine I (3)

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