Biology is the science of life. It is concerned with structure, function, evolution and distribution of all living organisms. The Department of Biology is sufficiently large and its faculty members sufficiently varied in research interests to offer undergraduate instruction in all the major areas of biology. It specializes, however, in four areas: physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and population biology. Specialized programs in biology require completion of a prescribed core of courses which expose the student to general areas of biology, but also give the student wide flexibility in selecting courses.
The contact hour information in the course outlines below specifies the number of hours per week when the course is taught in the daytime in a fall/winter session. If the course is offered in the evening and/or in a summer session, the format and scheduling may be different, though equivalent in credit value.