Courses

Below you'll find information about biology courses, related courses for biology majors, research courses, honors courses, and summer courses.


Visit the UConn Undergraduate Catalog website for a complete list of courses offered during the current academic year and for courses from a past catalog year.

Biology Courses

Three departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer UConn biology courses: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB), and Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB). In addition, several foundational biology courses are offered through the Biological Sciences Program (BIOL). For course offerings and in-depth descriptions, please visit the following pages:

Major Related Courses

Related courses are classes that are outside of your major field. These courses provide you with additional breadth and depth of knowledge related to your major.

Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog and your Academic Requirements Report to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. Your catalog year is listed at the top of your Academic Requirements Report.

Biological Sciences

Catalog year 2019-2020 and after

Related courses are included as part of required major courses.


Catalog year 2018-2019 and earlier

Students must complete 12 credits of 2000-level or higher related courses.

  • You can pick additional courses from the list below of pre-approved related courses. Pre-approved related courses are also listed on your Academic Requirements Report in Student Admin.
  • With the approval of your assigned advisor, you can choose other courses to count toward your related course requirements.

Pre-Approved Related Courses for the Biological Sciences Major

ANTH 2501. Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 2502. Human Evolution
ANTH 3200. Human Behavioral Ecology
ANTH 3302. Medical Ecology
CHEM 2241. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2443. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2444. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2445. Organic Chemistry Lab
GEOG 2300. Intro to Physical Geography
GEOG 3400. Climate and Weather
GEOG 3410. Human Modifications of Natural Environments
GSCI 3020. Earth Surface Processes
GSCI 3230. Beaches and Coasts
HDFS 2100. Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence
HDFS 2200. Human Development: Adulthood through Aging
MARN 3012. Marine Invertebrate Biology
MARN 3017. Plankton Ecology
MARN 3811. Seminar on Marine Mammals
NUSC 2200. Nutrition and Human Development
PSYC 2200. Physiological Psych
PSYC 2201. Drugs and Behavior
PSYC 2400. Developmental Psych
PVS 2100. Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
PVS 3100. Histologic Structure and Function
PVS 3201. Principles of Animal Virology
SLHS 2203. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
STAT 2215Q. Introduction to Statistics II
STAT 3025Q. Statistical Methods (Calculus Level)
STAT 3115Q. Analysis of Experiments
WGSS 2105. Gender and Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Students must complete 12 credits of 2000-level or higher related courses outside of EEB.

  • MCB 2410 is a required related course that counts toward the 12-credit requirement.
  • You can pick additional courses from the list of pre-approved EEB related courses below. Pre-approved related courses are also listed on your Academic Requirements Report in Student Admin.
  • You can count PNB 2250 or SPSS (PLSC) 4210 as related courses since these courses fulfill the physiology requirement.
  • With the approval of your assigned advisor, you can choose other courses to count toward your related course requirements.

Pre-Approved Related Courses for the EEB Major

Note that some of these courses have restricted enrollment or prerequisites outside of biology. Pre-approved courses include most MCB and PNB courses and others in the areas of applied ecology; environmental issues and sustainability; physical processes that affect ecological systems; and skills useful in the study of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Allied Health (AH)
AH 3174. Environmental Laws, Regulations and Issues
AH 3175. Environmental Health
AH 3320. Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Animal Science (ANSC)
ANSC 3122. Reproductive Physiology
ANSC 3311. Comparative Exercise Physiology
ANSC 3313. Growth Biology and Metabolism in Domestic Livestock
ANSC 4311. Advanced Animal Nutrition

Anthropology (ANTH)
ANTH 2502. Human Evolution
ANTH 3200. Human Behavioral Ecology
ANTH 3300. Medical Anthropology
ANTH 3302. Medical Ecology
ANTH 3340. Culture and Conservation
ANTH 3522. Ecological Anthropology Seminar
ANTH 3703. Zooarchaeological Method and Theory
ANTH 3705. Paleoanthropology
ANTH 3706. Archaeobotany

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE)
ARE 3150. Applied Resource Economics
ARE 3235. Marine Resource and Environmental Economics
ARE 3434. Environmental and Resource Policy
ARE 3437. Marine Fisheries Economics and Policy
ARE 3440W. Writing in Environmental and Resource Policy
ARE 4444. Economics of Energy, Climate, and the Environment
ARE 4438. Valuing the Environment

Chemistry (CHEM)
CHEM 2241. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2242. Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 2443. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2444. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2445. Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 4370. Environmental Chemistry – Atmosphere
CHEM 4371. Environmental Chemistry – Hydrosphere

Cognitive Science (COGS)
COGS 2201. Foundations of Cognitive Science

Economics (ECON)
ECON 2467. Economics of the Oceans
ECON 3466. Environmental Economics

Environmental Sciences (ENVS)
ENVS 2000. Integrating Humans and the Environment

Environmental Studies (EVST)
EVST 3340. Culture and Conservation
EVST 3412. Global Environmental Politics

Geography (GEOG)
GEOG 2300. Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 2320. Climate Change: Current Geographic Issues
GEOG 2400. Introduction to Sustainable Cities
GEOG 2410. New Digital Worlds of Geographic Information Science
GEOG 2500. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 2505. Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 3320W. Environmental Evaluation and Assessment
GEOG 3330W. Environmental Restoration
GEOG 3340. Environmental Planning and Management
GEOG 3350. Global Change, Local Action: A Geography of Environmentalism
GEOG 3400. Climate and Weather
GEOG 3410. Human Modifications of Natural Environments
GEOG 3505. Remote Sensing of Marine Geography
GEOG 4220. Population Geography

Geoscience (GSCI)
GSCI 2310. National Parks Unearthed: Geology and Landscapes through Time
GSCI 2500. Earth System Science
GSCI 3010. Earth History and Global Change
GSCI 3020. Earth Surface Processes
GSCI 3230. Beaches and Coasts
GSCI 4050W. Geoscience and Society
GSCI 4110. Sedimentology
GSCI 4130. Geomicrobiology
GSCI 4735. Introduction to Ground-Water Hydrology

History (HIST)
HIST 2206. History of Science
HIST 3540. American Environmental History
HIST 3542. New England Environmental History

Journalism (JOUR)
JOUR 3046. Environmental Journalism

Landscape Architecture (LAND)
LAND 3230W. Environmental Planning and Landscape Design

Marine Sciences (MARN)
MARN 2002. Marine Sciences I
MARN 2060. Introduction to Coastal Meteorology
MARN 3000. The Hydrosphere and Global Climate
MARN 3001. Marine Sciences II
MARN 3003Q. Environmental Reaction and Transport
MARN 3012. Marine Invertebrate Biology
MARN 3015. Molecular Approaches to Biological Oceanography
MARN 3016. Marine Microbiology
MARN 3017. Plankton Ecology
MARN 3030. Coastal Pollution and Bioremediation
MARN 3060. Coastal Circulation and Sediment Transport
MARN 3061. Environmental Fluid Dynamics
MARN 3230. Beaches and Coasts
MARN 3505. Remote Sensing of Marine Geography
MARN 3801W. Marine Sciences and Society
MARN 3811. Seminar on Marine Mammals
MARN 4001. Measurement and Analysis in Coastal Ecosystems
MARN 4002. Science and the Coastal Environment
MARN 4010. Biological Oceanography
MARN 4018. Ecology of Fishes
MARN 4030W. Chemical Oceanography
MARN 4050. Geological Oceanography
MARN 4060. Physical Oceanography
MARN 4066. River Influences on the Marine Environment
MARN 4160. Scientific Diving

Mathematics (MATH)
MATH 2110Q. Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2130Q. Honors Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2141Q-2142Q. Advanced Calculus I, II
MATH 2143Q-2144Q. Advanced Calculus III, IV
MATH 2210Q. Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 2410Q. Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 2420Q. Honors Differential Equations

Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB)
MCB 2000. Introduction to Biochemistry
MCB 2210. Cell Biology
MCB 2225. Cell Biology Laboratory
MCB 2410. Genetics
MCB 2610. Fundamentals of Microbiology
MCB 3007. Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
MCB 3010. Biochemistry
MCB 3201. Gene Expression
MCB 3210. Molecular Endocrinology
MCB 3211. Cancer Cell Biology and Genetics
MCB 3219. Developmental and Regenerative Biology
MCB 3246. Virology
MCB 3412. Genetic Engineering and Functional Genomics
MCB 3413. Concepts of Genetic Analysis
MCB 3421. Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics
MCB 3602W. Introduction to Bioinformatic Tools for Microbial Genome Annotation
MCB 3617. Molecular Biology and Genetics of Prokaryotes
MCB 3633. Pathogenic Microbiology
MCB 3637. Practical Methods in Microbial Genomics
MCB 4008. Techniques of Biophysical Chemistry
MCB 4009. Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
MCB 4026W. Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
MCB 4211. Basic Immunology
MCB 4601. Physiology of Archaea and Bacteria
MCB 4624. Experiments in Bacterial Genetics

Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE)
NRE 2000. Introduction to Geomatics
NRE 2010. Natural Resources Measurements
NRE 2215. Introduction to Water Resources
NRE 2345. Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife
NRE 2415. Dendrology
NRE 2455. Forest Ecology
NRE 2600. Global Sustainable Natural Resources
NRE 3000. Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
NRE 3105. Wetlands Biology and Conservation
NRE 3115. Air Pollution
NRE 3125. Watershed Hydrology
NRE 3145. Meteorology
NRE 3146. Climatology
NRE 3155. Water Quality Management
NRE 3201. Conservation Law Enforcement
NRE 3205. Stream Ecology
NRE 3245. Environmental Law
NRE 3265. Sustainable Urban Ecosystems
NRE 3335. Wildlife Management
NRE 3345. Wildlife Management Techniques
NRE 3345W. Wildlife Management Techniques
NRE 3365. Private Lands Wildlife Management
NRE 3500. Exurban Silviculture
NRE 3535. Remote Sensing of the Environment
NRE 3674. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources of China
NRE 3675. Environmental and Natural Resources of China
NRE 4000W. Natural Resources Planning and Management
NRE 4135. Introduction to Ground-Water Hydrology
NRE 4165. Soil and Water Management and Engineering
NRE 4170. Climate-Human-Ecosystem Interactions
NRE 4335. Fisheries Management
NRE 4340. Environmental Toxicology
NRE 4370. Population Dynamics
NRE 4475. Forest Management
NRE 4535. Remote Sensing Image Processing
NRE 4544. Application of Surveying for Natural Resources
NRE 4545. Geodesy
NRE 4575. Natural Resource Applications of Geographic Information Systems
NRE 4601. Current Topics in Environmental and Natural Resources – Honors
NRE 4665. Natural Resources Modeling

Nutritional Sciences (NUSC)
NUSC 2200. Nutrition and Human Development

Philosophy (PHIL)
PHIL 2170W. Bioethics and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective
PHIL 3216. Environmental Ethics
PHIL 3216W. Environmental Ethics

Physics (PHYS)
PHYS 3101. Mechanics I PHYS 3102. Mechanics II

Plant Science (PLSC/SPSS)
PLSC 2100. Environmental Sustainability of Food Production in Developed Countries
PLSC 2500. Principles and Concepts of Agroecology
PLSC 3055. Genetically Engineered Crops from Farm to Fork
PLSC 3210. Molecular Laboratory Technology
PLSC 3230. Biotechnology – Science, Application, Impact, Perception
PLSC 3240. Plant Biotechnology
PLSC 3250. Plant Gene Transfer Techniques
PLSC 3810. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
PLSC 3820. Ecology and Control of Weeds
PLSC 3830. Insect Pests of Ornamentals and Turf
PLSC 3840. Integrated Pest Management
PLSC 4210. Plant Physiology: How Plants Work
PLSC 4215. Plant Physiology Lab: Investigations into How Plants Work

Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB)
PNB 2250. Animal Physiology
PNB 2264-2265. Human Physiology and Anatomy
PNB 2274-2275. Enhanced Human Physiology and Anatomy
PNB 3251. Biology of the Brain
PNB 3252. Physiological Model Systems
PNB 3260. Stem Cell Biology
PNB 3262. Mammalian Endocrinology
PNB 3263WQ. Investigations in Neurobiology
PNB 3264W. Molecular Principles of Physiology
PNB 3265. Comparative Endocrinology
PNB 3270. Molecular Endocrinology
PNB 3275. Biology of Synaptic Transmission
PNB 3276. Molecular Neuroanatomy
PNB 3340. Non-coding RNAs in Human Physiology and Disease
PNB 3350. Membrane Transport in Health and Disease
PNB 3500. Cardiorespiratory Physiology
PNB 3700. Sensory Physiology
PNB 4162. Neuroethology

Political Science (POLS)
POLS 3209. Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century
POLS 3412. Global Environmental Politics

Psychological Sciences (PSYC)
PSYC 2200. Physiological Psychology
PSYC 2500. Learning
PSYC 3104. Environmental Psychology
PSYC 3200. Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
PSYC 3200W. Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
PSYC 3253. Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory
PSYC 3270. Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience

Public Health (PUBH)
PUBY 3001. Introduction to Epidemiology

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS)
PVS 3100. Histologic Structure and Function
PVS 3201. Principles of Animal Virology
PVS 3201W. Principles of Animal Virology
PVS 3341. Pathobiology of the Avian Species
PVS 3501. Diagnostic Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences
PVS 3700. Emerging Infectious Diseases
PVS 4300. Principles of Pathobiology

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)
SLHS 2203. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

Sociology (SOCI)
SOCI 2709W. Society and Climate Change
SOCI 3407/W. Energy, Environment, and Society
SOCI 3971/W. Population

Soil Science (SOIL)
SOIL 2120. Environmental Soil Science
SOIL 2125. Soils Lab
SOIL 3410. Soil Chemistry Components
SOIL 3620. Soil Fertility
SOIL 4420. Soil Chemistry Processes

Statistics (STAT)
STAT 2215Q. Introduction to Statistics II
STAT 3025Q. Statistical Methods (Calculus Level I)
STAT 3115Q. Analysis of Experiments
STAT 3375Q. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
STAT 3445. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
STAT 3515Q. Design of Experiments
STAT 3675Q. Statistical Computing
STAT 3965. Elementary Stochastic Processes
STAT 4525. Sampling Theory
STAT 4625. Introduction to Biostatistics
STAT 4675. Probability and Statistics Problems
STAT 4825. Applied Time Series
STAT 4875. Nonparametric Methods

Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
WGSS 2105/W. Gender and Science.

Molecular and Cell Biology

Students must complete 12 credits of 2000-level or higher related courses outside MCB.

  • CHEM 2443 and CHEM 2444 are required related courses that count toward the 12-credit requirement.
  • Students will need an additional 6 credits of related courses.
  • Any courses in CHEM, EEB, and PNB are pre-approved.
  • With the approval of your assigned advisor, you can choose other courses to count toward your related course requirements.

Physiology and Neurobiology

Catalog year 2021-2022 and after

Students must complete 13 or 14 credits of required related courses.

  • MCB 2400 or 2410, and MCB 2000 or 3010
  • CHEM 2443 and CHEM 2444, or CHEM 2241 and MCB 2210

Catalog year 2020-2021 and earlier

Students must complete 13 or 14 credits of required related courses.

  • MCB 2400 or 2410, and MCB 2000 or 3010
  • CHEM 2443 and CHEM 2444

Structural Biology and Biophysics

Related courses are included as part of the required major courses.

Research Courses

Undergraduate research is a great way to gain practical training in your field of study. These opportunities will allow you to develop theoretical knowledge, test hypotheses, analyze data, and communicate results.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is generally conducted under specific course numbers in each biology department:

  • EEB 3899 or MCB 3899. Independent Study
  • MCB 4896. Undergraduate Research (formerly MCB 3989)
  • MCB 4996. Honors Undergraduate Research (formerly MCB 4989)
  • PNB 3296. Undergraduate Research in PNB
  • PNB 4296. Honors Undergraduate Research in PNB

Most students develop a project of their own after their first semester of work, once they have developed the necessary laboratory techniques and skills. Credit varies, but generally 3-4 hours of lab work per week is considered to represent 1 credit of independent study or research credit.

Senior Research Thesis

Honors students are required to complete a thesis. Other students may elect to complete a thesis. The honors thesis must be read and approved by the thesis advisor and one other faculty member (either the student’s academic advisor if different from the thesis advisor, or a faculty member with expertise in the subject area of the thesis). The honors thesis format follows that of a master’s thesis. In addition, students are required to follow thesis guidelines and deadlines established by the Honors Program. A copy of the thesis is permanently filed in the Honors Program.

  • EEB 4896W. Senior Research Thesis in EEB (3 credits)
  • MCB 4897W. Senior Research Thesis (3 credits)
  • MCB 4997W. Senior Honors Research Thesis (3 credits)
  • PNB 4297W. Senior Research Thesis in PNB (3 credits)

Honors Courses

The following courses are available to students in the Honors Program in Biology.

Note that honors students may take honors core courses outside of their major. These courses will not count toward your major, but they can count toward the University Honors Laureate. See the list of honors core courses for additional course options outside of your major.

Honors Courses by Department/Program

BIOL (First-Year Students)

EEB

EEB 3205. Current Issues in Environmental Science
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to honors students; open to non-honors students only with the consent of the instructor. Recommended preparation: 8 credits of college-level science.

Readings and discussions of current issues in environmental science, emphasizing linkages between earth, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere. Topics include climate change; watershed changes; alternative energy; population growth; endangered biodiversity; genetically engineered organisms; deforestation/restoration; risk assessment; tradeoffs; problem-solving; alternative futures.

EEB 4896W. Senior Research Thesis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Three credits of EEB 3899, which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with the consent of instructor and department honors committee. Not limited to honors students.

A “W” course for students writing a senior thesis on their independent research.

MCB

MCB 1405. The Genetics Revolution in Contemporary Culture
This course introduces students to genetics and genetic technologies. Various forms of popular culture—news clips, movies, books, and art—are used to provide a framework for the syllabus and to introduce students to different genetics and technology topics. A textbook introduces the scientific material, which is discussed in the context of the interpretation of science in modern society. Students study the scientific principles of genetics and genetic technology as well as the impact these topics have had on our culture, attitudes towards science, domestic and foreign policy, medical practice, and law.

MCB 2000. Introduction to Biochemistry
Students will meet for one additional 50 minute period per week to discuss and analyze current publications in biomedical research. The discussion will relate to the broader topics listed on the MCB 2000 course syllabus. (Previous Honors student groups have investigated hemoglobin synthesis and thalassemia, the unfolded protein response and chemosensitivity, structural and biochemical studies of retroviral proteases, mitochondrial uncoupling and reprogramming cancer metabolism, insulin resistance and diabetes, cholesterol metabolism and cholesterol lowering drugs.) The Honors lab sections will differ from other lab sections associated with MCB 2000 in the opportunity to pursue a guided project. After acquiring basic laboratory skills, students will purify an enzyme and monitor the purification using techniques essential to any research laboratory.

MCB 2215. Honors Cell Biology
Structural organization of cells and the molecular basis of dynamic cellular processes, with emphasis on eukaryotic cells. Topics include protein targeting, vesicle trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell-cell interactions in tissues, and the molecular basis of related human diseases. In-class discussions of primary research literature.

MCB 2225. Cell Biology Laboratory
Four credits. One 1-hour lecture and two 4-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or equivalent. Open to honors students; open to non-honors students with instructor consent. A laboratory experience that will prepare students for thesis research in the biological sciences. Experimental design, quantitative analysis and presentation of data. Topics include cell culture, fluorescence and time-lapse microscopy, DNA transfection, image processing, and flow cytometry. Students will also pursue independent research projects.

MCB 2400. Human Genetics
To earn honors credits for this course students are required to use critical thinking and outside research to solve advanced problems in genetics, discuss and/or write short opinion pieces on current events, and write summaries of genetics research seminars they’ve attended. The purpose is to broaden student exposure to genetics topics–how genetics shapes our lives/behaviors/health, how research in the field is conducted, and encourage examination into the many controversial aspects associated with genetics/genomics advances and applications. Assignments vary from week to week and precise requirements for earning honors credits in this course will vary from semester to semester.

MCB 2410. Genetics
To earn honors credits in this course students must read five different journal articles through the semester and complete an assessment of their understanding. They must also attend two research seminars during the semester. Supplemental readings illustrate current research in the areas being studied in class.

MCB 2612. Microbe Hunters: Crowdsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
The purpose of this course is to provide non-biology majors with an opportunity to undertake real-world scientific research in a fun, supportive, and immersive environment. As part of the Small World Initiative, you will join college students around the globe to crowdsource antibiotic drug discovery. Your guided independent research projects will involve taking soil samples, isolating bacteria within them, and testing them for antibiotic activity, and there is the opportunity for further pursuit of any promising findings. We have access to the database generated by students at other Small World sites, allowing us to explore issues of biodiversity, effective use of large data sets in the sciences, and the effectiveness of crowdsourcing for scientific research. At the end of the semester, your results will join that database.

As part of the Honors Core, UConn’s Small World course adds an interdisciplinary emphasis on the social aspects of disease: its definition, what it means to be “diseased,” how those definitions have changed over time, and the pivotal role of antibiotics in the evolution of those definitions. We will use both fiction and non-fiction in this exploration, and we will end up in the modern era to consider antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and the ethical, philosophical, and policy issues we may face if antibiotics cease to be effective in treating many common diseases.

MCB 3100. Introduction to Translational Research
Basic science and design of human subject research; participation in clinical, patient-oriented research projects in a hospital setting.

MCB 3189, Clinical Research Laboratory
Participation in a clinical research study at a medical center.

MCB 4211. Basic Immunology
This section of the basic immunology course will expand on topics discussed in class and is required to receive honors credit. The honors section will meet once per week, 8 times during the semester. This section will focus on the HeLa cell line, its origins, and its contributions to biomedical research. Additionally, we will discuss the some of the current ethical and moral issues associated with human tissue research. Students will be expected to complete required readings before class and participate in “in class” discussions for credit in this section.

MCB 4996 (formerly 4989). Introduction to Honors Research
Laboratory research project carried on by the student under the guidance of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a brief report on the research findings at the end of the semester.

MCB 4997W. Honors Research Thesis in Molecular and Cell Biology
Writing of a thesis based upon a student’s independent laboratory research project.

PNB

PNB 3260. Stem Cell Biology
Principles of stem cell biology and the use and application of stem cells in research and therapy. Lectures and readings will focus on the molecular, cellular, and physiological properties of stem cells, mechanisms of differentiation, use of recombinant DNA technology and application of stem cells and their derivatives in disease and injury.

PNB 3299. Independent Study
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with the consent of the instructor and the department honors committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. Designed for the advanced undergraduate student who desires to pursue a special problem as an introduction to independent investigation.

PNB 3264W. Molecular Principles of Physiology
Four credits. Two class periods and one 4-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: PNB 2274, MCB 2410, or MCB 3010; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; instructor consent required. Case study of disease: genetics and inheritance patterns, molecular defects, including transcription and post-transcription defects, physiological defects, therapeutic approaches.

PNB 4297W (formerly 4296W). Senior Research Thesis in Physiology and Neurobiology
Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Three credits of PNB 3299, which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with the consent of instructor and departmental honors committee. Not limited to honors students. Special research or independent investigation for advanced undergraduates. Involves research and writing a thesis.

Summer Courses

Students can search summer course offerings at all UConn campuses via Dynamic Class Search (search for BIOL, EEB, MCB, and PNB courses).

Here we list the biology courses typically offered in the summer at the Storrs campus. Courses offered at the regional campuses are limited.

For more information about UConn summer courses, including dates and fees, visit the UConn Summer Session website.

BIOL

BIOL 1107. Principles of Biology I

EEB

EEB 2244E. General Ecology (online)
EEB 3244W. Writing in Ecology
EEB 3266. Field Herpetology
EEB 3267. Field Study of Animal Behavior
EEB 4272. The Summer Flora

MCB

MCB 2000. Introduction to Biochemistry
MCB 2210. Cell Biology
MCB 2400. Human Genetics (hybrid)
MCB 2410. Genetics
MCB 2610. Fundamentals of Microbiology
MCB 3844W. Microbiology and The Media (online)

PNB

PNB 2250. Animal Physiology (online)
PNB 2274. Enhanced Human Physiology & Anatomy I
PNB 2275. Enhanced Human Physiology & Anatomy II