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Undergraduate Course Information

Below you can find a list of course offerings by semester(s) typically taught. Use this list only as a general reference. There is no guarantee courses will be offered in the same semester every year and offerings may change without notice. Courses vary by semester based on faculty availability, student interest, and space allowance. Be sure to plan accordingly. Consult the UMBC Schedule of Classes for exact course offerings.

For specific course information, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Course Number Course Title Semester(s) Typically Taught 1 Gen. Ed. Requirement
BIOL 101 Concepts of Biology Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 106 The Human Organism Fall, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 109 Life: Introduction to Modern Biology Winter, Summer Science Plus Lab (GEP)
BIOL 123 Human Genetics Spring Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 141 Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy and Organisms Fall, Spring, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 141H Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy and Organisms – Honors Fall Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 142 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Fall, Spring, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)–as of Fall 2017
BIOL 233 Nutrition and Health Fall, Summer
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 251L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory Fall, Spring, Summer Lab Component (must be paired with Science course) (GEP)
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 252L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory Fall, Spring, Summer Lab Component (must be paired with Science course) (GEP)
BIOL 275 Microbiology Spring, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 275L Microbiology Laboratory Spring, Summer Lab Component (must be paired with Science course) (GEP)
BIOL 300L Experimental Biology Laboratory Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 302 Molecular and General Genetics Fall, Spring, Summer Science (non-lab) (GEP)
BIOL 302L Molecular and General Genetics Laboratory Fall, Spring, Summer Lab Component (must be paired with Science course) (GEP)
BIOL 303 Cell Biology Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 303L Cell Biology Laboratory Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 304 Plant Biology Fall
BIOL 304L Plant Biology Laboratory Fall
BIOL 305 Comparative Animal Physiology Spring, Summer
BIOL 305L Physiology Laboratory Spring, Summer
BIOL 306 Molecular Biology Spring, Fall
BIOL 306L Projects in Molecular Biology Fall
BIOL 307 Human Physiology Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 312L Modeling in the Life Sciences Spring
BIOL 313 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Spring
BIOL 316L Phage Hunters Genome Analysis Spring
BIOL 340L Developmental Biology Laboratory Spring
BIOL 395 MARC U*STAR Writing in the Sciences Spring, Fall
BIOL 396 Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship Spring, Fall
BIOL 397 Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research Spring
BIOL 398 Co-op Internship in the Biological Sciences Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 399 Tutorial Projects in Biological Sciences Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 410 Modeling in the Life Sciences Fall Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 411 Bacterial Physiology Fall
BIOL 412 Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology Spring
BIOL 414 Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 415 Systems Biology Spring
BIOL 420 Advanced Topics in Cell Biology Fall, Spring, Summer Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 425 Immunology Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 426 Approaches to Molecular Biology Fall Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 430 Biological Chemistry Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 434 Microbial Molecular Genetics Spring
BIOL 442 Developmental Biology Fall
BIOL 443 Advanced Topics in Developmental Biology Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 444 Development and Cancer Spring, Fall
BIOL 445 Signal Transduction Fall Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 451 Neurobiology Fall Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 453 Physiological Bases of Behavior Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 454 Vision Science Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 456 Plant Molecular Biology Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 457 Physiology of Marine and Estuarine Animals Spring
BIOL 466 Population Genetics Spring, Summer
BIOL 468 Ecology of Rivers and Streams Summer
BIOL 470 General Virology Fall
BIOL 480 Animal Behavior Fall2 Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 481 Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Biology Spring
BIOL 483 Evolution: From Genes to Genomes Fall, Spring Writing Intensive (WI)
BIOL 486 Genome Science Spring
BIOL 487 Medical Case Studies Fall
BIOL 490 Chemical Communication and Brain Disorders Spring
BIOL 495 Seminar in Bioinformatics Spring
BIOL 497H Honors Capstone course Fall, Spring
BIOL 499 Undergraduate Laboratory/Field Research Fall, Spring, Summer
BIOL 499H Undergraduate Laboratory/Field Research-Honors Fall, Spring
BIOL 499L Undergraduate Research Seminar Spring Writing Intensive (WI)

**Data based on course offerings in the past 5 years (updated 4/12/2017).

1   To be used as a general reference ONLY. Always consult the Schedule of Classes for available courses.
2  Occasional Spring & Summer