Biology Department Course List

Core | Animal Electives | Plant Electives | Cell Electives | For Nonmajors

Prerequisites: All courses numbered 200 or above require at least one or both of the Foundations series (141 & 142). Additionally, courses in cell biology require at least introductory chemistry and organic chemistry.

Core Courses for the Major

141 Foundations I (Cellular Biology)
142 Foundations II (Organismal Biology)
205 Cell & Molecular Biology
211 Evolution
315 Genetics
321 Ecology
485 Biological Problems

Animal Biology Electives

254 Ornithology
308 Invertebrate Zoology
312 Vertebrate Zoology
334 Animal Behavior
337 Entomology

Plant Biology Electives

209 Plant Morphology
320 Iowa Plant Communities
332 Plant Systematics

Cell Biology Electives

305 Advanced Molecular Biology
313 Developmental Biology
326 Microbiology
327 Immunology
328 Neurobiology

Not counting toward major requirements

230 Conservation Biology  
329 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
330 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
511 Extended Research (0.25 course credit/sem.)

Courses designed specifically for non-science majors

103 Investigations
106 Biology for the Schools
108 Topics (Insect ABCs)