Areas of Biology

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH! offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY213D Cell Signaling and Diseases NS
BIOLOGY218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS
BIOLOGY220 Cell Biology NS
BIOLOGY221D Developmental Biology NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY228(S) Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production NS, STS
BIOLOGY248 Evolution of Animal Form NS, R, W
BIOLOGY278LA Physiology of Marine Animals NS, R, W offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY321 Primate Sexuality NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY321(D) Primate Sexuality NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY322 From Neurons to Brain NS
BIOLOGY329D Principles of Animal Physiology NS CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major;
BIOLOGY329L Principles of Animal Physiology NS, R, W CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major; offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY330L Comparative and Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY372LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY385L Integrative Neurosci Lab NS, R, W
BIOLOGY412S Sensory Signal Transduction NS, R
BIOLOGY414LS Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY415S Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Colloquium NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY416L Experimental Molecular Biology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NS, STS
BIOLOGY418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS
BIOLOGY420 Cancer Genetics NS, R offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY425 Biophysics II NS, QS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY426S Visual Processing NS
BIOLOGY427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS
BIOLOGY429S How Organisms Move NS
BIOLOGY431S Human Embryology EI, NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY452S Genes & Development NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY454S Physiological Genetics of Disease NS, QS, R offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY490S Fall 2016 Extreme Animal Adaptations Extreme Animal Adaptations NS
BIOLOGY490S Spring 2019 Evolutionary Developmental Bio Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Evolving Forms, Patterns, & Processes NS offered Spring 2019
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY209(D)-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS
BIOLOGY209D-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY209S-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS, W offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments NS, STS
BIOLOGY263 Biological Responses to Climate Change NS, W
BIOLOGY267 Behavioral Ecology NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! offered Spring 2019, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY280A Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS No longer offered
BIOLOGY280LA Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS, R No longer offered
BIOLOGY283A Tropical Disease, Environmental Change and Human Health NS, STS No longer offered
BIOLOGY285LA Field Research in Savana Ecology NS, R, W No longer offered
BIOLOGY361LS Field Ecology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY368A Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY369LA Biological Oceanography NS, R offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY374LA Marine Molecular Ecology NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY561 Tropical Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY564 Biogeochemistry NS, STS
BIOLOGY565L Biodiversity Science and Application NS, R
BIOLOGY570LA-1 Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology NS, R *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.
BIOLOGY570LA-2 Marine Ecology of the Pacific NS, STS *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.,
BIOLOGY571A Sojourn in Singapore: Urban Tropical Ecology CCI, NS, SS, STS Summer ENV/PPS 390A version DOESN'T count for BIO major reqs. offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY627 Molecular Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS
BIOLOGY668 Population Ecology NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet NS, STS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY207 Organismal Evolution NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH! offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! offered Spring 2019, Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY280A Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS No longer offered
BIOLOGY280LA Fundamentals of Tropical Biology NS, R No longer offered
BIOLOGY284A South African Ecosystems and Diversity NS, STS No longer offered
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY288A Biogeography in an Australian Context NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY290S Sp17 Topics in Herpetology Topics in Herpetology NS
BIOLOGY330L Comparative and Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY342L Plant Systematics and Evolution NS, STS
BIOLOGY344S Plant Diversity: a Field Approach NS
BIOLOGY346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY347L Plants and People NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY348LS Herpetology NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY377LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology NS, R
BIOLOGY380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY540L Mycology NS
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY547L Entomology NS
BIOLOGY557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution NS, R offered Spring 2019
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH! offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY224D Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, NS, SS, STS
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY281LA Research Methods in Tropical Biology NS, R, W No longer offered
BIOLOGY282LA Introduction to Field Ethnobiology NS, STS No longer offered
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS offered Spring 2019
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 2019
BIOLOGY325 Genome Technologies NS, STS
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
BIOLOGY364L Advanced Experimental Physics NS offered Spring 2019
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 2019
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 offered Spring 2019
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W offered Spring 2019
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 2019
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY660 Coalenscence and Evolution NS
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS offered Spring 2019