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 Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY224 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS Spring 2017 offering, 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 formerly numbered BIO 204
BIOLOGY311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS Spring 2017 offering
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 Spring 2017 offering
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 Spring 2017 offering, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY376LA Marine Mammals NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY379LA Research Methods in Marine Science NS, R, W
BIOLOGY385L Integrative Neurosci Lab NS, R, W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY419S The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control NS
BIOLOGY421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY423S Development of Neural Circuits NS
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W Spring 2017 offering
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
BIOLOGY516 Developmental Biology NS
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
BIOLOGY605S Modeling biological systems using Matlab NS, QS
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS Spring 2017 offering