On this page we provide a comprehensive list of the courses open to graduate students offered by the Biology department, both in the current semester and in the future. Course schedules can be found in the Registrar’s Schedule of ClassesBe sure to talk with your major adviser when planning your coursework, prior to registering.

To see what courses are available in order to fulfill the graduate seminar course requirements, please visit our Graduate-Level Seminar Courses page.

Register online through Connect CarolinaKenlyn Merritt, Graduate Student Services Manager (202 Coker), can assist you with your registration.

Students can register for credit for courses offered at Duke and North Carolina State University (NCSU) by completing an Interinstitutional Approval Form. To review the Schedule of Classes at Duke University and North Carolina State University, please visit their websites.

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402: Infectious Disease in the Developing World
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 & 205

409L: Printmaking and Biology
1 credits | Prerequisites: Co-req with ARTS 409H; a 200-level course in BIOL/ Studio Art; permission of instructor | Does not count for the major; Counts as EE
410: Principles and Methods of Teaching Biology
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201; BIOL 202 or BIOL 205 | Counts as EE
421L: Microbiology Laboratory with Research
2 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 422 (pre- or co-requisite)

422: Microbiology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 | Counts as organismal when 422 & 422L are completed
422L: Microbiology Lab
credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 422 (pre- or co-requisite)
423: Genetics Experiments
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; co-requisite 423L | Counts as EE
423L: Genetics Experiments Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: Co-requisite 423
425: Human Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202
426: Biology of Blood Diseases
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205

426H: Honors Biology of Blood Diseases
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 | Crosslisted with PATH 426

427: Human Diversity and Population Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 (pre- or co-requisites)
430: Introduction to Biochemistry
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; CHEM 262 or CHEM 262H | Crosslisted with CHEM 430

431: Biological Physics
3 credits | Prerequisites: PHYS 118 & 119 | QBiol; Crosslisted with PHYS 405

434: Molecular Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 and CHEM 261
436H: Honors Plant Genetics, Development, and Biotechnology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 or BIOL 271
439: BIOL 439: Introduction to Signal Transduction
3 credits
441: Vertebrate Embryology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 or BIOL 252 | Counts as organismal when 441 & 441L are completed
441L: Vertebrate Embryology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 441 (pre- or co-requisite)
442: BIOL 442: Self-Assembly in Cell Biology
3 credits
443: Developmental Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 and CHEM 261
444: Molecular Basis of Disease
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205

445: Cancer Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205
446: Unsolved Problems in Cellular Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205
447: Advanced Cell Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 (C+ or higher); co-requisite BIOL 447L

447L: Advanced Cell Biology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205; co-requisite BIOL 447

449: Introduction to Immunology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205

450: Introduction to Neurobiology
3 credits
451: Comparative Physiology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L; PHYS 114 or PHYS 118; PHYS 115 or PHYS 119 | Counts as organismal when 451 & 451L are completed
451L: Comparative Physiology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 451 (pre- or co-requisite)
454: Evolutionary Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 | QBiol
455: Behavioral Neuroscience
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205
457: Marine Biology
3 credits | Crosslisted as MASC 442

461: Fundamentals of Ecology
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 | Crosslisted with ENEC 461

462: Marine Ecology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or BIOL 475 | Crosslisted with MASC 440
464: Global Change Ecology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201

465: Global Biodiversity and Macroecology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 | QBiol
469: Behavioral Ecology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201

471: Evolutionary Mechanisms
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 and BIOL 202; co-requisite BIOL 471L | Counts as organismal when 471 & 471L are completed
471L: Evolutionary Mechanisms
1 credits | Prerequisites: co-requisite BIOL 471
474: Evolution of Vertebrate Life
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201
474L: Evolution of Vertebrate Life Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 474 (pre- or co-requisite)
475: Biology of Marine Animals
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; co-requisite BIOL 475L | Counts as organismal when 475 & 475L are completed

475L: Biology of Marine Animals Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101L; co-requisite BIOL 475

476: Avian Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; co-requisite BIOL 476L | Counts as organismal when 476 & 476L are completed
476L: Avian Biology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101L; co-requisite BIOL 476
490: Synaptic Plasticity: Analysis of Primary Literature
3 credits

490-1: Biology of Aging
3 credits

490-3: Sex Differences in Human Disease
3 credits

490H: BIOL 490H: Cardiovascular Biology
3 credits
495: Undergraduate Research in Biology
1-3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or BIOL 202; Permission of Instructor | Counts as a lab if taken for 6 hr. or 3hr + 692H; Counts as EE; Majors only

514H: Honors Evolution and Development
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201, BIOL 202 and BIOL 205

525: Computational Analyses and Resources in Genomics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; COMP 110 or COMP 116; STOR 155; co-requisite BIOL 525L | Counts as QBiol lab when 525 & 525L are completed
525L: Computational Analyses and Resources in Genomics Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: co-requisite BIOL 525
526H: Honors Computational Genetics
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; STOR 155; BIOL 226, COMP 110 or COMP 116

528: Systems Biology of Genetic Regulation
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; COMP 110, COMP 116 or BIOL 226 and BIOL 226L; co-requisite BIOL 528L | QBiol
528L: Systems Biology of Genetic Regulation Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; COMP 110, COMP 116 or BIOL 226 and BIOL 226L; co-requisite BIOL 528 | QBiol
532: Molecular Biology Discoveries
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; BIOL 205 or 400-level BIOL

534: Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences
3 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 383 | QBiol; Crosslisted with MATH 564

537: Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202

542: Light Microscopy for Bio Sciences
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 | QBiol
551: Comparative Biomechanics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 & 101L; PHYS 114 & 118 | QBiol

553: Mathematical Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201; BIOL 202; MATH 231; MATH 232 or STOR 155; co-requisite BIOL 553L | QBiol; Crosslisted with MATH 553
553L: Mathematical Biology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201; BIOL 202; MATH 231; MATH 232 or STOR 155; co-requisite BIOL 553 | Crosslisted with MATH 553L
555: Paleobotany
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; >200-level BIOL; co-requisite BIOL 555L
555L: Paleobotany
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; >200-level BIOL; co-requisite BIOL 555 | Counts as EE
562: Statistical Analysis in Environmental Science
4 credits | Prerequisites: STOR 155 | QBiol

563: Statistical Analysis in Ecology and Evolution
4 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 231; STOR 151 | Counts as QBiol with lab; Crosslisted as ENEC 563
565: Conservation Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201
565H: Honors Conservation Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201
568: Disease Ecology and Evolution
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201; MATH 231

590: Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 & 202; MATH 231; BIOL 226 or COMP 116 or instructor permission
602: Professional Development Skills for Ecologists and Biologists
3 credits | Crosslisted as ENEC 602

620: Bacterial Genetics
3 credits
621: Principles of Genetic Analysis I
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202; Permission of Instructor | Crosslisted with GNET 621
625: Seminar in Genetics
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor | Crosslisted with GNET 625
632: Advanced Molecular Biology II
3 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor | Crosslisted with GNET 632

639: The Genome Editing Revolution
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
643: Molecular Mechanisms of the Cytoskeleton
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205; CHEM 430
649: Seminar in Cell Biology
2 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205
657: Biological Oceanography
4 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor | Does not count as a lab. Crosslisted as MASC 504.

659: Experimental Evolution and the Nature of Biodiversity
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
669: Seminar in Ecology
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor | Crosslisted with ENEC 669
680: Advanced Seminar in Biology
1 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
690: Advanced Special Topics in Biology: Pathogenic Bacterial Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

692H: Senior Honors Thesis in Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 395; Permission of Instructor | Seniors and majors only
704: Seminar in Biophysics
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
801: BIOL 801: Seminar in Biological Sciences
1-2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor
810: Seminar in College Science Teaching
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

842: BIOL 842: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
3 credits
858: Seminar in Comparative Physiology
credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 451
891: Graduate Seminar in Biology
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
994: Doctoral Dissertation
3 credits