Courses

The Biology Department’s policy is that any student found responsible for academic dishonesty will receive no credit for the assignment involved. However, any faculty member can create a policy specific to their course that could be more or less severe than the departmental policy. If a course syllabus contains a policy, that policy supersedes the department’s policy. Check your course syllabi and learn more about the Duke Community Standard.

Below is a listing of all Biology courses. To see courses offered during a specific semester, please visit DukeHub and select “Class Search”. 

A tentative list of Fall 2021 courses is available for download:

 

 

Number Title Codes Notes
BIOLOGY 20 General Biology AP Credit for a 4 on the BIO AP exam
BIOLOGY 21 General Biology AP Credit for a 5 on the BIO AP exam
BIOLOGY 89S First-Year Seminar Offered every Fall & Spring
BIOLOGY 128FS Evolutionary Genomics: Who Are We, Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? STS, NS
BIOLOGY 148FS Genomics of Host-Microbe Interactions: The Symbiotic Web R, STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 148FSD Genomics of Host-Microbe Interactions: The Symbiotic Web R, STS, NS
BIOLOGY 153 Climate, Coffee, and Coronavirus: Why Ecology Matters to Human Health EI, STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 153S Climate, Coffee, & Coronavirus: Why ecology matters to human health
BIOLOGY 154 AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 155S Where Did Food Come From? The Ecology of Farming STS, NS
BIOLOGY 156S Environmental Justice and Equity EI, STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 157 The Dynamic Oceans STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 158 Plants and Human Use STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 175LA Marine Biology EI, STS, NS
BIOLOGY 175LA Marine Biology
BIOLOGY 180FS Global Diseases STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 190 Special Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 190FS Focus Program Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 190S Topics in Modern Biology
BIOLOGY 201 Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 201D Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 201DA Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 201L Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology STS, NS Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
BIOLOGY 201L9 Molecular Biology Lab
BIOLOGY 201LA Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology STS, NS Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 202L Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution STS, NS Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
BIOLOGY 202LA Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution STS, NS Fall 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 203L Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology, Genetics & Evolution STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 205 Marine Megafauna STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 205 Marine Megafauna
BIOLOGY 207 Organismal Evolution NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 208FS Computing on the Genome: An Introduction to Genomics and Bioinformatics NS, QS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 209-1 The Ecology of Human Health STS, NS
BIOLOGY 209-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet STS, NS
BIOLOGY 209-3 THE ECOLOGY OF HUMAN HEALTH STS, W, NS
BIOLOGY 209D-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 209S-1 The Ecology of Human Health STS, W, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 212 General Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY 212L General Microbiology NS Offered every Fall & Spring; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY 212L9 General Microbiology Lab
BIOLOGY 213D Cell Signaling and Diseases NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology R, NS, QS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS
BIOLOGY 218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time
BIOLOGY 220 Cell Biology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 221D Developmental Biology: Development, Stem Cells, and Regeneration NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS Offered Fall & Spring
BIOLOGY 224 Fundamentals of Neuroscience STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 228 Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production STS, NS
BIOLOGY 228S Food and Fuel for a Growing Population: Nuts and Bolts of Plant Growth and Production STS, NS
BIOLOGY 248D Evolution of Animal Form W, NS
BIOLOGY 251L Molecular Evolution R, NS, QS
BIOLOGY 255 Philosophy of Biology R, STS, CZ, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 260S Genetics and Genomics of Human Variation CCI, STS, NS
BIOLOGY 261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, STS, NS, SS
BIOLOGY 262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 263 Biological Responses to Climate Change W, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 267D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior R, STS, W, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 267D-1 Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior STS, NS
BIOLOGY 268 Mechanisms of Animal Behavior NS
BIOLOGY 268D Mechanisms of Animal Behavior NS Fall 2020 offering/Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 270 Conservation Biology and Policy EI, STS, W, NS
BIOLOGY 270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, STS, W, NS
BIOLOGY 272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 273L Marine Ecology R, W, NS
BIOLOGY 273LA Marine Ecology R, W, NS Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab; Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY 275A Biology for Engineers: Informing Engineering Decisions STS, NS
BIOLOGY 278L Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals R, W, NS
BIOLOGY 278LA Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals R, W, NS Tentative Sp21 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics R, STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics
BIOLOGY 287A Biodiversity of Alaska STS, NS Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! Summer only
BIOLOGY 288A Biogeography in an Australian Context STS, NS Summer only
BIOLOGY 290 Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 290S Seminar in Biology
BIOLOGY 290T Tutorial
BIOLOGY 293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY 293-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY 293A Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY 293A-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY 304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS
BIOLOGY 308A Oceans in Human and Environmental Health CCI, STS, NS Duke Marine Lab, DukeImmerse students only
BIOLOGY 309A Oceans in Human and Environmental Health STS, NS
BIOLOGY 309DA Oceans in Human and Environmental Health STS, NS Fall 2020 offering; Marine Lab course
BIOLOGY 310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics R, NS
BIOLOGY 318 Human Evolutionary Genetics R, NS
BIOLOGY 319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy STS, NS Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 321 Primate Sexuality STS, NS
BIOLOGY 321D Primate Sexuality STS, NS
BIOLOGY 325 Current Technologies in Genomics and Precision Medicine STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 326S Evolutionary Genomics STS, NS
BIOLOGY 329D Principles of Animal Physiology NS Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 451 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY 329L Principles of Animal Physiology R, W, NS Spring 2021 offering; CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 451 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY 335 Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology, and Conservation STS, NS
BIOLOGY 335A Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology, and Conservation STS, NS
BIOLOGY 335LA Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology, and Conservation STS, NS Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY 342L Plant Systematics and Evolution STS, NS
BIOLOGY 344S Plant Diversity: A Field Approach NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record STS, NS
BIOLOGY 346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes R, STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 347L Plants and People STS, NS
BIOLOGY 348LS Herpetology NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 361LS Field Ecology R, W, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 363S Animal Intelligence and the Social Brain
BIOLOGY 364L Advanced Experimental Physics NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 365L Advanced Experimental Physics NS
BIOLOGY 368A Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management R, STS, NS Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 369LA Biological Oceanography
BIOLOGY 369LA Biological Oceanography R, NS Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals R, W, NS Fall 2020 offering; tentative Sp21 offering
BIOLOGY 375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles STS, NS Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 375L Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles STS, NS
BIOLOGY 375LA Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles STS, NS
BIOLOGY 376A Marine Mammals STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 376L Marine Mammals R, STS, NS
BIOLOGY 376L Marine Mammals
BIOLOGY 376LA Marine Mammals R, STS, NS
BIOLOGY 376LA Marine Mammals
BIOLOGY 377L Biodiversity of Marine Invertebrates R, NS
BIOLOGY 377LA Biodiversity of Marine Invertebrates R, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY 384A Marine Conservation Biology - a Practicum STS, NS
BIOLOGY 385L Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory R, W, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 390LA Duke-Administered Study Away: Special Topics
BIOLOGY 391 Independent Study: Advanced Topics
BIOLOGY 391A Independent Study: Advanced Topics
BIOLOGY 412S Sensory Signal Transduction R, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 414LS Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics R, NS
BIOLOGY 415S Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Colloquium NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 420 Cancer Genetics R, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS
BIOLOGY 422L Experiments in Animal Models of Human Neurodegenerative Disease R, NS
BIOLOGY 422LS Experiments in Animal Models of Human Neurodegenerative Disease R, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 424S The Biological, Chemical, and Physical Bases of Cell Shape and Cell Shape Changes NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 425 Biophysics II NS, QS
BIOLOGY 427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS Fall 2020 offering; Spring 2021
BIOLOGY 429S How Organisms Move NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 432S Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 445A Climate Change in the Marine Environment EI, STS, NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS
BIOLOGY 452S Genes & Development NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS
BIOLOGY 454S Physiological Genetics of Disease R, NS, QS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 460 Population Genetics NS, QS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 490 Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 490S Special Topics Seminar "Being Social":Spring 2021 offering; "Animal Defense": Spring 2021 offering & Can be used for S/F req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY 490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY 490T-1 Tutorial
BIOLOGY 490TA Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY 490TA-1 Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY 491 Independent Study: Advanced Topics
BIOLOGY 491A Independent Study: Advanced Topics
BIOLOGY 493 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY 493A Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY 495 Scientific Arguments: Writing an Undergraduate Thesis W
BIOLOGY 505 Functional Ecology of Plants NS
BIOLOGY 505D Functional Ecology of Plants NS Fall 2020 offering (note, can count for S/F or Ecology, but not both)
BIOLOGY 515 Principles of Immunology R, NS
BIOLOGY 520S Membraneless organelles in cellular processes and neurodegeneration NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 522S Origins of Cellular Life on Earth and Beyond NS
BIOLOGY 540L Mycology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 546LS Biology of Mammals NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY 546S Biology of Mammals NS
BIOLOGY 547L Entomology NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 555S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 556 Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY 556L Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY 557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution R, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY 561 Tropical Ecology STS, NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 561D Tropical Ecology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 563S Stormwater Science: Pollution, Pavement, and Precipitation NS
BIOLOGY 564 Biogeochemistry STS, NS
BIOLOGY 564D Biogeochemistry STS, NS
BIOLOGY 565L Biodiversity Science and Application R, NS
BIOLOGY 565S Biodiversity Science and Application NS
BIOLOGY 566S Understanding the Ecological Role of Plant Traits in Changing Environments R, NS Can be used for Ecology req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY 570LA-1 Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology R, NS Fall 2020 offering; *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.,
BIOLOGY 570LA-1 Experimental Tropical Marine Ecology
BIOLOGY 570LA-2 Marine Ecology of the Pacific Coast of California STS, NS *only 1/2 credit course. Need 1 cc to fulfill Ecology area req.,
BIOLOGY 571A Sojourn in Singapore: Urban Tropical Ecology CCI, STS, NS, SS Summer ENV/PPS 390A version DOESN'T count for BIO major reqs.
BIOLOGY 579LA Biological Oceanography R, NS
BIOLOGY 588S Macroevolution NS
BIOLOGY 590 Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 590S Seminar (Topics)
BIOLOGY 627 Molecular Ecology STS, NS
BIOLOGY 650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY 652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY 660 Evolution from a Coalescence Perspective NS Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 668 Population Ecology NS Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet STS, NS
BIOLOGY 701 Succeeding in Graduate School in the Biological Sciences Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 702 Succeeding Beyond Grad School: Career Options with a PhD in the Biological Sciences Spring 2021 offering; mini-course, 2nd half of term
BIOLOGY 703 Professional Development for Careers in Biology
BIOLOGY 704LA Biological Oceanography
BIOLOGY 705S Seminar in Teaching Biology
BIOLOGY 706 Grant Writing Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 710S Cenozoic Climate, Environment, and Mammalian Evolution in the New World
BIOLOGY 711S Ecology Seminar offered Fall and Spring
BIOLOGY 712S Plant Systematics Seminar
BIOLOGY 715S Population Genetics Seminar
BIOLOGY 717S Plant Biology Forum
BIOLOGY 718S Developmental, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Seminar offered in Fall terms only
BIOLOGY 723 Statistical Computing for Biologists Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 725 Microscopy and Image Analysis
BIOLOGY 726 Dynamic Modeling of Biological Systems
BIOLOGY 727 Image Processing for Bioscientists
BIOLOGY 730 Evolutionary Mechanisms
BIOLOGY 732 Food Web Theory
BIOLOGY 750S Introduction to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism in Biology Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 773A Marine Ecology
BIOLOGY 773L Marine Ecology
BIOLOGY 773LA Marine Ecology Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 777LA Biodiversity of Marine Invertebrates Fall 2020 offering
BIOLOGY 778L Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals
BIOLOGY 778LA Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals Tentative Spring 2021 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY 782 Mechanisms of Development/Developmental Genetics
BIOLOGY 783 Developmental Genetics
BIOLOGY 784LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 790 Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY 790S Special Topics Seminar Spring 2021 offering
BIOLOGY 791T Tutorial
BIOLOGY 791TA Tutorial
BIOLOGY 792 Research
BIOLOGY 792A Research
BIOLOGY 841 Ecological Perspectives: Evolution to Ecosystems
BIOLOGY 842 Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities