Biology Electives

All Biology courses numbered between 204-699 are acceptable as elective courses for the major and minor. This includes courses on the Area Menus that aren't being used to fulfill area requirements, plus the courses below.

Area: Electives

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY199D Introduction to Biological Thinking NS, STS
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS offered Spring 2018; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY224 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY281LA Research Methods in Tropical Biology NS, R, W Costa Rica
BIOLOGY282LA Introduction to Field Ethnobiology NS, STS Costa Rica
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS offered Spring 2018, formerly numbered BIO 204
BIOLOGY310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences NS
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY335LA Unoccupied Aircraft Systems in Scientific Research NS, STS
BIOLOGY345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record NS, STS
BIOLOGY350 Complex Traits and Evolutionary Genetics NS
BIOLOGY365 From Influenza A to Varicella Zoster: The Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution of Infectious Disease NS
BIOLOGY375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS offered Spring 2018; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY376LA Marine Mammals NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY379LA Research Methods in Marine Science NS, R, W
BIOLOGY421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
BIOLOGY554 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY555S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology NS, STS
BIOLOGY556L Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY563S Stormwater Science: Pollution, Pavement, and Precipitation NS
BIOLOGY588S Macroevolution NS
BIOLOGY590S Seminar (Topics) NS offered Spring 2018
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY660 Coalescence and Evolution NS
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS offered Spring 2018