Biology majors and others interested in exploring biology

Students interested in seeing what biology is all about, especially those who are considering majoring in biology, should enroll in Biology 111 – Unity and Diversity of Biology.  This is the entry into the introductory sequence for biology majors, and it is designed for all students interested in exploring biology as well as students interested in satisfying their Natural Science with lab requirement. It is offered every fall.

Biology 111 is followed by Biology 112 – Biochemical Foundations of Biology.  Biology majors have one more course to take, Biology 113 – Quantitative Biology.

Advanced placement?

Prospective biology majors with advanced placement credit (5 on AP exam) should register for Biology 113.

Undecided?

As a first-year student, if you are unsure of your intended major and would like to explore Biology, or have concerns about your preparedness, we would encourage you to follow the sample schedule of:

  • FYS
  • Biology 111
  • Chemistry 121 or Calculus (161 or xxx depending on your placement test result)
  • Common Course of Study Elective

Confident?

If you are confident of your intended major and your adjustment to Lafayette, then we would recommend:

  • FYS
  • Biology 111
  • Chemistry 121
  • Calculus (161 or xxx depending on your placement test result)

Feel free to reach out to the Biology Department Head, Prof. Laurie Caslake, if you have questions.