Courses

Biology Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; First-Year Seminars;
100-199 Courses intended for non-Biology majors; Focus program courses
201L - 202L Gateway to Biology courses: introdcuctory course series, required of all Biology majors
204-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

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.

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Course Notes
BIOLOGY20 General Biology AP Credit for a 4 on the BIO AP exam
BIOLOGY21 General Biology AP Credit for a 5 on the BIO AP exam
BIOLOGY89S First-Year Seminar Offered every Fall & Spring
BIOLOGY128FS Evolutionary Genomics NS, STS
BIOLOGY148FS Genomics of Host-Microbe Interactions: The Symbiotic Web NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY153 Ecosystem Health and Human Well-Being NS, STS
BIOLOGY154 AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY156 Genetics, Genomics, and Society: Implications for the 21st Century EI, NS, SS, STS
BIOLOGY157 The Dynamic Oceans NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY158 Plants and Human Use NS, STS
BIOLOGY175LA Marine Biology EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY180FS Global Diseases NS, STS
BIOLOGY190FS Focus Program Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY190S Topics in Modern Biology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY201L Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology NS, STS Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
BIOLOGY201LA Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology NS, STS Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY202L Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution NS, STS Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
BIOLOGY202LA Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution NS, STS Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY203L Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology, Genetics & Evolution NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY205 Marine Megafauna NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY207 Organismal Evolution NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY209(D)-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS
BIOLOGY209D-2 Ecology for a Crowded Planet NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY209S-1 Ecology of Human Health NS, STS, W Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY212L General Microbiology NS Offered every Fall & Spring; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY213D Cell Signaling and Diseases NS
BIOLOGY215 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology NS, QS, R Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY215L Introduction to Modeling in Mathematical Biology NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY218 Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time NS
BIOLOGY220 Cell Biology NS
BIOLOGY221D Developmental Biology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY223 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY224D Fundamentals of Neuroscience (B) NS, STS
BIOLOGY250 Population Genetics NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY251L Molecular Evolution NS, QS, R
BIOLOGY255 Philosophy of Biology CZ, NS, R, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY260S Genetics of Human Variation CCI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, NS, SS, STS
BIOLOGY262 People, Plants and Pollution: Introduction to Urban Environments NS, STS
BIOLOGY263 Biological Responses to Climate Change NS, W
BIOLOGY267D Behavioral Ecology NS, R, STS, W
BIOLOGY268D Mechanisms of Animal Behavior NS
BIOLOGY270A Conservation Biology and Policy EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY272A Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems NS
BIOLOGY273LA Marine Ecology NS, R, W Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab; Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY275A Biology for Engineers: Informing Engineering Decisions NS, STS
BIOLOGY278LA Physiology of Marine Animals NS, R, W Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY279LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY287A Biodiversity of Alaska NS, STS Can be used for Div req OR ecology, but NOT BOTH! Summer only
BIOLOGY288A Biogeography in an Australian Context NS, STS Summer only
BIOLOGY290 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY290S Seminar in Biology NS
BIOLOGY290S Sp17 Topics in Herpetology Topics in Herpetology NS
BIOLOGY293 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY293-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY293A Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY293A-1 Research Independent Study R
BIOLOGY304 Biological Data Analysis NS, QS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY308A Oceans and Health CCI, NS, STS Duke Marine Lab, DukeImmerse students only
BIOLOGY310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
BIOLOGY311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences NS
BIOLOGY318 Human Evolutionary Genetics NS
BIOLOGY319A Coastal Watershed Science and Policy NS, STS Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY321 Primate Sexuality NS, STS
BIOLOGY321(D) Primate Sexuality NS, STS
BIOLOGY322 From Neurons to Brain NS
BIOLOGY325 Genome Technologies NS, STS
BIOLOGY326S Evolutionary Genomics NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
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 Spring 2020 offering; CANNOT use both BIO 329 and CELL BIO 503 towards the BIO major
BIOLOGY330L Comparative and Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates NS Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY335LA Drones in Marine Science NS, STS Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY341L Plant Communities of North Carolina NS
BIOLOGY342L Plant Systematics and Evolution NS, STS
BIOLOGY344S Plant Diversity: a Field Approach NS
BIOLOGY345 Dinosaurs with Feathers and Whales with Legs: Major Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record NS, STS
BIOLOGY346 Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY347L Plants and People NS, STS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY348LS Herpetology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY350 Complex Traits and Evolutionary Genetics NS
BIOLOGY361LS Field Ecology NS, R, W
BIOLOGY364L Advanced Experimental Physics NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY368A Deep-Sea Science and Environmental Management NS, R, STS Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY369LA Biological Oceanography NS, R Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY372LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY373LA Sensory Physiology and Behavior of Marine Animals NS, R, W
BIOLOGY374LA Marine Molecular Ecology NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY375A Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY375LA Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles NS, STS
BIOLOGY376A Marine Mammals NS, STS
BIOLOGY376LA Marine Mammals NS, R, STS
BIOLOGY377LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology NS, R
BIOLOGY379LA Research Methods in Marine Science NS, R, W
BIOLOGY380LA Marine Molecular Microbiology NS
BIOLOGY384A Marine Conservation Biology - a Practicum NS, STS
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 Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NS, STS
BIOLOGY418 Introduction to Biophysics NS, QS
BIOLOGY420 Cancer Genetics NS, R Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY421S Biology of Nervous System Diseases NS
BIOLOGY422LS Neurodegenrative Disease Lab NS, R
BIOLOGY425 Biophysics II NS, QS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY427S Current Topics in Sensory Biology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY429S How Organisms Move NS
BIOLOGY432S Host-Pathogen Interactions NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY445A Climate Change in the Marine Environment EI, NS, STS
BIOLOGY450S Genomics of Adaptation: A Modern Look at Evolution NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY452S Genes & Development NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY453S Gene-Environment Interaction: Genes in an Ecological Context NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY454S Physiological Genetics of Disease NS, QS, R Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY490 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY490S Special Topics Seminar NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY490S Fall 2016 Extreme Animal Adaptations Extreme Animal Adaptations NS
BIOLOGY490S Spring 2019 Evolutionary Developmental Bio Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Evolving Forms, Patterns, & Processes NS
BIOLOGY490T Tutorial Available every term
BIOLOGY490T-1 Tutorial
BIOLOGY490TA Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY490TA-1 Tutorial (Topics)
BIOLOGY493 Research Independent Study R Available every term
BIOLOGY493A Research Independent Study
BIOLOGY495 Scientific Argument in Writing W Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY505 Functional Ecology of Plants NS
BIOLOGY515 Principles of Immunology NS, R
BIOLOGY522S Origins of Cellular Life NS
BIOLOGY540L Mycology NS
BIOLOGY546LS Biology of Mammals NS Spring 2020 offering; Can be used for Div req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!
BIOLOGY547L Entomology NS
BIOLOGY555S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology NS, STS
BIOLOGY556 Systematic Biology NS
BIOLOGY556L Systematic Biology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY557L Microbial Ecology and Evolution NS, R Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY559S Foundations of Behavioral Ecology NS
BIOLOGY561 Tropical Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY563S Stormwater Science: Pollution, Pavement, and Precipitation NS
BIOLOGY564(D) Biogeochemistry NS, STS
BIOLOGY565L Biodiversity Science and Application NS, R
BIOLOGY566S Readings in Plant Ecophysiology NS, R Can be used for Ecology req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH! Spring 2020 offering
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 2020
BIOLOGY588S Macroevolution NS
BIOLOGY590 Topics in Biology NS
BIOLOGY590S Seminar (Topics) NS
BIOLOGY627 Molecular Ecology NS, STS
BIOLOGY650 Molecular Population Genetics NS
BIOLOGY651S Speciation NS
BIOLOGY652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
BIOLOGY660 Coalenscence and Evolution NS
BIOLOGY665 Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models NS
BIOLOGY668 Population Ecology NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY669 Simulating Ecological and Evolutionary Systems NS
BIOLOGY678 Population Ecology for a Changing Planet NS, STS
BIOLOGY701 Succeeding in Graduate School in the Biological Sciences
BIOLOGY702 Succeeding Beyond Grad School: Career Options with a PhD in the Biological Sciences Spring 2020 offering; mini-course, 2nd half of term
BIOLOGY703 Professional Development for Careers in Biology
BIOLOGY705S Seminar in Teaching Biology
BIOLOGY706 Grant Writing NS Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY711S Ecology Seminar offered Fall and Spring
BIOLOGY718S Developmental, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Seminar offered in Fall terms only
BIOLOGY723 Statistical Computing for Biologists Spring 2020 offering
BIOLOGY728 Genetic Approaches to the Solution of Biological Problems
BIOLOGY730 Evolutionary Mechanisms
BIOLOGY772LA Biochemistry of Marine Animals
BIOLOGY773 Marine Ecology
BIOLOGY773LA Marine Ecology Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY777LA Marine Invertebrate Zoology
BIOLOGY778LA Physiology of Marine Animals Spring 2020 offering; Duke Marine Lab
BIOLOGY784LA Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics
BIOLOGY790 Topics in Biology
BIOLOGY790S Special Topics Seminar
BIOLOGY791T Tutorial
BIOLOGY791TA Tutorial
BIOLOGY792 Research
BIOLOGY792A Research
BIOLOGY842 Ecological perspectives: Individuals to communities