Suggested A.B. Biology Curriculum Planning Sheet (32 courses)

Attention must be given to the timing of prerequisites for the advanced courses you wish to take; minimally, two 300-level courses are required from among the biology electives for the A.B. degree program. Students interested in research with a faculty mentor should take a lab course from the mentor during the sophomore or junior year.

Review A Handbook for Research Students for more information on student research

First Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 111 BIOL 112
CHEM 121 BIOL 113 or BIOL 205-level or above**
MATH 125, 141, 161, or 165* CHEM 122
First-Year Seminar CCS
Sophomore Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 113 or BIOL 205-level or above BIOL 205-level or above
CCS BIOL 205-level or above
CCS CCS
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective
Junior Year
Fall Spring
BIOL 205-level or above BIOL 300 level
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective
Senior Year
Fall Spring
CCS/Free Elective BIOL 490
CCS/Free Elective CCS/Free elective
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective
CCS/Free elective CCS/Free elective

* Students may register for either one of these courses based on their Math placement test.  **Students may register for a course above BIOL 205 if they meet its prerequisites.  CM 151, CHEM 350 or GEOL 320 can be used to meet the requirement of five additional Biology courses above BIOL 205.