May be elected as a departmental concentration program
The Department of Biology offers a program which develops an appreciation of the level of organization of life, its diversity, and the processes by which life has achieved its present forms. The program is recommended for those who wish to study biology as part of a liberal education, to prepare for a teaching career in secondary schools, or to prepare for graduate study in biology or the health professions.
Prerequisites to Concentration. Biology 162 (or the equivalent); Chemistry 210, 211, 215, and 216; Mathematics 115 and 116; Physics 125/127 and 126/128 or Physics 140/141 and 240/241.
Concentration Program. 33 credits distributed as follows:
- Required courses in genetics, biochemistry and evolution: Biology 305; one of Biology 310, 311, Biol. Chem. 415, or Chem. 451 and 452; and Biology 390.
- Select at least one course from each of two groups I-II. (See Course Listings I-II for the available courses in each group.)
I. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
II. Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.
- Select one course in the Department of Biology at the 300- or 400-level (except 302, 412).
- Select additional Department of Biology courses at the 200-level or above (except Biology 302, 412) to bring the concentration total to at least 33 credits. Two advisor-approved cognate courses may be used. A partial list of these may be obtained from the Biology Office, 1121 Natural Science, or from any concentration advisor.
- A minimum of three laboratory courses. Library "research" and introductory biology laboratories do not qualify. A maximum of three credits of independent research under the direct supervision of a faculty member (Biology 300/400), or, on approval of a biology department advisor, three credits of independent research under a faculty member of another University of Michigan department, may be used as one of the three laboratory experiences. Only three credits of independent research may count toward the concentration program.
Advising. Appointments with concentration advisors are scheduled at the Biology Counseling Office (1121 Natural Science Building). Office staff are also prepared to answer questions about various aspects of the program. Questions about content and appropriateness of course elections should be directed to individual instructors or advisors.
Teaching Certificate. Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate with a major or minor in Biology should consult the "Teacher Certification Program" section in this Bulletin and the School of Education Office of Academic Services.
University of Michigan | College of LS&A | Student Academic Affairs | LS&A Bulletin Index
Copyright © 1999
The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
1.734.764.1817 (University Operator)