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Undergraduate Program

Biology Academic Services are closed to in-office services. We will resume regular in-office hours Monday, June 22nd  with the start of Summer Quarter 2020, unless otherwise directed by UW.

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Enhancing the student experience

What inspires your curiosity? The Biology program at the University of Washington firmly believes that curiosity should lead you to the field of study that sparks an undeniable interest. Biology students have myriad opportunities to explore subjects and issues that influence our lives and the surrounding environment in which we live. Through challenging and engaging courses, fieldwork, research, and internships, our students develop a keen awareness of the miraculous nature of Biology. Additionally, the depth and breadth of biological studies at UW serve as a foundation for broad and diverse career options. 

The Department of Biology is currently the largest undergraduate major on the UW Seattle campus. The majors below provide training in biology at all levels, from introductory to highly advanced and give students the opportunity to choose a curriculum that best suits their needs.

Click here to view biology course offerings. 

DEGREES - The Department of Biology offers two degree programs, one leading to a B.A. in Biology and one leading to a B.S. in Biology.

B.A. in Biology:

B.S. in Biology curricular options:

Biology Minors:

Matrix of Classes

2019-2020 Courses for the Biology B.A. & B.S. Degrees 

2018-2019 Courses for the Biology B.A. & B.S. Degrees

2017-2018 Courses for the Biology B.A. & B.S. Degrees

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