Nonmajors can choose innovative topical courses that approach biological issues in a human context (BIOL 103, 104, 105, 106, 107). These courses are designed for students with minimal backgrounds in biology.
The "foundation" courses--BIOL 115 and 116--allow more in-depth study. Nonmajors with special interests can take one foundation course followed by an allied advanced course. For example, BIOL 115 can be paired with BIOL 228 (Ecology) or BIOL 243 (Comparative Animal Physiology). BIOL 116 can be paired with BIOL 238 (Microbiology) or BIOL 263 (Molecular Biology and Genomics). Ecology courses also serve the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies concentration.