Undergraduate Program in
Biology and Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

  Biology Course Prerequisites

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisites

BCH 208

Biochemistry Laboratory

None Noted

BCH 412

Advanced Topics in Biological Macromolecules

IND 408

BIO 101

Genes, Germs, and Genomics: An Introduction to Modern Biology

None

BIO 102

Natural History

No formal course prerequisistes.

BIO 104K

Ecosystem Conservation and Human Society

None

BIO 110

Principles of Biology I

Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent

BIO 111

Principles of Biology II

None

BIO 111P

Introductory Biology Laboratory

Past or concurrent enrollment in BIO 111 or 113

BIO 112

Perspectives in Biology I

Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Biology test, or an IB score of 7. Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent

BIO 113

Perspectives in Biology II

BIO 112 or AP Biology score of 4 or 5 or IB score of 7

BIO 151

Introduction to Biochemistry - Lab

One year of introductory biology and chemistry (e.g., BIO 110 & 111, CHM 131 & 132). Genetics (e.g., BIO 198 or BIO 190) recommended

BIO 190

Genetics and the Human Genome

BIO 110/112 and BIO 111/113, completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 203

BIO 198

Principles of Genetics

BIO 110 or BIO 112 and completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 203

BIO 198P

Principles of Genetics Lab

Concurrent with BIO 190/198 or after completion of BIO 190/198

BIO 201

Lectures in Physiology

BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor

BIO 202

Molecular Biology

BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250

BIO 204

Mammalian Physiology

BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor

BIO 205

Evolution

BIO 190 or BIO 198; MTH 141 or MTH 161

BIO 206

Eukaryotic Genomes

Completion of BIO 198 or BIO 190 is required; BIO 202 or BIO 210 are recommended

BIO 210

Molecular Cell Biology

BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113. BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 are strongly suggested

BIO 214

Biostatistics

MTH 141, MTH 161 or MTH 171

BIO 217

Mammalian Anatomy

BIO 110 or 112 and BIO 111 or 113, or permission of instructor

BIO 220

Advanced Cell Biology

BIO 198 or BIO 190, BIO 210, BIO 250

BIO 222

Biology of Aging

BIO 198 or BIO 190 required, BIO 202 recommended

BIO 225

Laboratory in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Completion of BIO 263. BIO 205 and BIO 214 strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIO 225W required.

BIO 226

Developmental Biology

BIO 198 or BIO 190 or permission of the instructor

BIO 243

Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

BIO 198 and BIO 250; good knowledge of molecular biology

BIO 247

Environmental Animal Physiology

One year of introductory biology and chemistry (e.g., BIO 110 & BIO 111, CHM 131 & CHM 132). Genetics (e.g. BIO 198) recommended

BIO 250

Introduction to Biochemistry

BIO 110 or BIO 112 and CHM 203

Biological Science Majors: Prior or Concurrent enrollment in BIO 190/198 and CHM 204 are strongly recommended.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Students: BIO 190/198 are not required.

BIO 250H

Introduction to Biochemistry Honors

BIO 190/198, CHM 204, permission of Instructor

BIO 253

Computational Biology

BIO 111 or BIO 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190

BIO 258

Human Anatomy
(cross-listed as BME 258)

BIO 110 or equivalent

BIO 260

Animal Behavior

BIO 111 or 113

BIO 261W

Genetic Research A

None listed

BIO 262W

Genetic Research B

None listed

BIO 263

Ecology

BIO 111 or 113 and MTH 142 or MTH 161

BIO 265

Molecular Evolution

BIO 111 or 113 and BIO 198 or BIO 190

BIO 268

Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Completion of biology and chemistry core requirements, as well as BIO 198 or BIO 190 and BIO 250 required

BIO 270W

Writing in Ecology and Evolution

Intended for junior and senior BEB majors. At a minimum, students must have completed at least one upper-level BEB track lecture course, and be concurrently enrolled in at least one more.

BIO 272W

Developing a Professional Biology Writing Portfolio

Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement

BIO 275W

Writing Biological Reviews

Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement

BIO 420

Advanced Cell Biology

Introductory courses in genetics and cell biology are recommended

BIO 422

Biology of Aging

Genetics required; Molecular Biology recommended

BIO 443

Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

Introductory courses in genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology are strongly recommended

BIO 465

Molecular Evolution

Introductory courses in biology and genetics

BIO 468

Laboratory in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Introductory courses in molecular biology

BIO 47x

Advanced Evolutionary Genetics Topics

Graduate Course. Open to undergraduates only with permission of instructor

BIO 516

Cell/Dev/Mol Biology Seminar

None listed

BIO 580

Journal Club in Ecology and Evolution

BIO 205

BIO 584

Seminar in Evolution

Not open to freshmen and sophomores

IND 408

Biochemistry

A one semester introductory course in biochemistry, or equivalent

IND 409

Cell Biology

None listed

IND 410

Molecular Biology and Genetics

None listed

IND 443

Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

Introductory course in genetics and either an introductory: course in biochemistry or molecular biology

IND 447

Signal Transduction

None noted

MBI 414

Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

MBI 220/MBI 221

MBI 421

Microbial Genetics

MBI 220

MBI 431

(3 cr) Microbial Physiology

None listed

MBI 456

General Virology

Basic Biochemistry or Molecular Biology

MBI 473

Immunology

BCH 250 and BIO 198 or equivalent. BIO 202 is also recommended

NSC 201/L

Basic Neurobiology with Lab

BIO 110 or BIO 112 AND BIO 111 with111L or BIO 113 with 111L

NSC 203

Lab in Neurobiology

NSC 201, AND NSC 201L, AND BCS 200

NSC 221

Audition

BCS/PSY 110 or equivalent

NSC 243

Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior

NSC 201 or equivalent background; biochemistry recommended

NSC 244

Neuroethology (072 only)

NSC 201 (BCS 240) or permission of instructor

NSC 245

Sensory & Motor Neuroscience (Not in 072)

NSC 201 (BCS 240), Basic Neurobiology, or equivalent background with instructor's permission

NSC 246

Biology of Mental Disorders

NSC 201/BCS 240, or equivalent background with permission of instructor

NSC 249

Developmental Neurobiology

NSC 201 (BCS 240) or equivalent

NSC 301

Senior Seminar in Neuroscience

Senior Neuroscience concentrators

NSC 302

Senior Seminar in Neuroscience

Senior Neuroscience concentrators