On this page we provide a comprehensive list of the courses currently offered by the Biology department, both in the current semester and in the future.  We provide this list to help you plan your overall course of study at UNC.  Please note, however, that these course offerings are tentative and that the actual courses offered in any particular semester may differ slightly from this list. For a printed version of our tentative course offerings, please check here Tentative Biology course offerings

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53: First Year Seminar: Topics in Biotechnology
3 credits | First year seminar; Does not count for the major
62: First Year Seminar: Mountains Beyond Mountains: Infectious Disease in the Developing World
3 credits | Does not count for the major

64: First Year Seminar: Modeling fluid flow through and around organs and organisms
3 credits | Does not count for the major

66: The History of the Science of Life
3 credits | Does not count for the major

101H: Honors Principles of Biology
3 credits

101: Principles of Biology
3 credits | Gateway course
101L: Principles of Biology Lab
1 credits | Gateway course
102L: Introductory Biology CURE Lab - Hunting for Microbes
1 credits | CURE class. Counts same as 101L & EE.
117: Pre-Health Thrive-1 Considering Health Professions
1 credits | P/F; Does not count for the major
190: First Year Seminar: Scientific Thinking in Biology
3 credits | First year seminar; Does not count for the major
201: Ecology & Evolution
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or 102 (grade C or better)
202H: Honors Molecular Biology and Genetics
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 (grade C or better) and CHEM 101 or 102
202: Molecular Biology and Genetics
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 (grade C or better) and CHEM 101 or 102
205H: Honors Cell and Developmental Biology
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202
205: Cellular & Developmental Biology
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 (grade C or better)
217: The Physician's Garden
3 credits | Transfer students only
221: Seafood Forensics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; co-requisite BIOL 221
221L: Seafood Forensics Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; co-requisite BIOL 221 | Counts as EE
224L: Honors Mathematics of Life Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 231
224H: Honors Mathematics of Life
3 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 231; co-requisite BIOL 224L | Counts as QBiol lab when 224 & 224L are completed
226L: Math Methods for Q-Bio Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: co-requisite BIOL 226
226: Math Methods for Q-Bio
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or BIOL 202; MATH 232 | QBiol
252: Anatomy & Physiology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101; co-requisite BIOL 252L
252L: Anatomy & Physiology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101L; co-requisite BIOL 252
253: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 252; co-requisite BIOL 253L | Does not count for the major
253L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 252L; co-requisite BIOL 253 | Does not count for the major
256: Mountain Biodiversity
4 credits | Crosslisted with ENEC 256. Taught at Highlands, NC.

271L: Plant Biology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L; co-requisite BIOL 271
271: Plant Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L; co-requisite BIOL 271L | Counts as organismal when 271 & 271L are completed
272L: Local Flora Lab
0 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L or 102L

272: Local Flora
4 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L | Counts as organismal when 272 & 272L are completed

278L: Animal Behavior Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 278 (pre- or co-requisite)
278: Animal Behavior
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L | Counts as organismal when 278 & 278L are completed
291: Teaching Apprentice in Biology
1 credits | Prerequisites: Biology GPA > 3.0; Permission of Instructor | Does not count for the major

292: Teaching Assistant in Biology
2 credits | Prerequisites: Biology GPA > 3.0; Permission of Instructor | Does not count for the major

293: Undergraduate Internship in Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or BIOL 202; Permission of Instructor | Does not count for the major; Counts as EE
296: Directed Reading in Biology
1-3 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor | Does not count for the major

350: Oceanography
3 credits | Crosslisted with MASC 401

390: Pre-Health Thrive
1 credits | For all pre-health students; Does not count for the major
395: 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

395H: Honors 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

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)

422L: Microbiology Lab
credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 422 (pre- or co-requisite)

422: Microbiology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 | Counts as organismal when 422 & 422L are completed

423L: Experiments in Genetics Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205
423: Experiments in Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 | Counts as EE
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
436: Plant Genetics, Development, and Biotechnology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 202 or BIOL 271
441L: Vertebrate Embryology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 441 (pre- or co-requisite)
441: Vertebrate Embryology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205 or BIOL 252 | Counts as organismal when 441 & 441L are completed
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 202 and BIOL 205
446: Unsolved Problems in Cellular Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 205

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

450: Introduction to Neurobiology
3 credits

451L: Comparative Physiology Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 451 (pre- or co-requisite)
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
454: Evolutionary Genetics
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 | QBiol

455: Behavioral Neuroscience
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 278 (pre- or co-requisite)
457: Marine Biology
3 credits | Crosslisted with MASC 504

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

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

474: Evolution of Vertebrate Life
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201

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

525L: Computational Analyses and Resources in Genomics Lab
1 credits | Prerequisites: co-requisite BIOL 525
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
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 | 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

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 155 | Crosslisted with ENEC 563
565H: Honors Conservation Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201
565: Conservation Biology
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201
568: Disease Ecology and Evolution
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL 201; MATH 231

590: Advanced Special Topics in Biology
3 credits

602: Professional Development Skills for Ecologists and Biologists
3 credits

620: Genetics of Pathogenic and Symbiotic Bacteria
3 credits | Prerequisites: BIOL course in Microbiology; >300 BIOL course in Molecular Biology
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: Seminar in Plant Molecular and Cell Biology
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

659: Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
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 majors only
704: Seminar in Biophysics
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
810: Seminar in College Science Teaching
2 credits | Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

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

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