The Interdepartmental Program in Biology (BIOLOGY) is administered jointly by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). All three of these units offer courses in the biological sciences.
100- and 200-level courses are listed under the subject of BIOLOGY, as well as Genetics (BIOLOGY 305), the core course in the majors. All other intermediate and upper-level courses are listed under EEB or MCDB, depending on the course topics. Students should look under all three subjects to see whether or not a course is being offered.
Those students planning to register for independent research, 300 or 400, will enroll in either MCDB 300 or 400 or EEB 300 or 400, based on their faculty sponsor's departmental affiliation.
Introductory Biology Credit Limitation:
The maximum amount of credit that can be earned in introductory biology courses is 17 credits. Students interested in majoring in Biology, General Biology, CMB, or Plant Biology must complete BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173, or BIOLOGY 195 and 173, or equivalent.
WAITLIST POLICY FOR COURSES IN BIOLOGY, EEB, AND MCDB
If any Biology, Ecology or Evolutionary Biology (EEB) or Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) course becomes full, students are strongly encouraged to use the waitlist. Overrides will be issued at the discretion of the instructor for a given course, prioritized by a combination of the student’s major, class schedule, and their order on the waitlist. Students on the waitlist must attend the first day of class or discussion and notify the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Students issued overrides will have 72 hours to register. The Registrar’s Office will clear waitlist of students’ names with expired overrides.
University of Michigan Biological Station
Students regularly say their spring or summer session at the U-M Biological Station was the best experience of their academic career. Consider taking one of our field-based courses taught from our lakeside campus in northern Michigan. Fulfill lab and field experience requirements while spending class time out-of-doors. U-M Financial Aid applies because we are a U-M program. Learn all about us at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/courses.