Summer Quarter 2022 Academic Advising:
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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. The department primarily focuses on plant and animal physiology, ecology, evolution, and cell biology.
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:
|Handouts: Full details of requirements and possible class options||Checklists: Planning sheets with minimal information|
|General Biology||General Biology|
|Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology||Ecology, Evolution and Conservation|
|Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology||Molecular, Cellular and Developmental|
|Plant Biology||Plant Biology|
Matrix of Classes - When advanced courses are offered for the academic year (updated periodically)
2022-2023 Courses for the Biology B.A. & B.S. Degrees (updated May 17th)
Minors Associated with Biology:
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