Biology Major Guidelines
The worksheets below should be used as a guide for students to help plan their semesters at BU. The university bulletin is another great resource that lists the requirements for each major. For any additional questions regarding the Biology major (or specializations), please contact your Biology faculty advisor or the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, Michelle Sherman.
- Biology Major
- Biology Major with a Specialization in Behavioral Biology
- Biology Major with a Specialization in Ecology and Conservation Biology
- Biology Major with a Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Biology Major with a Specialization in Neurobiology
- Biology Major with a Specialization in Quantitative Biology
These forms are also available in the Main Biology Office at 5 Cummington Mall, Room 101.
Minor in Biology
A minor in biology requires five courses in Biology including BI 107 and BI 108. A student must choose three additional courses acceptable towards the Biology major. For additional information on the Minor in Biology , please see the undergraduate bulletin.
Students who need extra help in any course should first contact their professor directly. Additionally, the Education Resource Center (ERC) offers peer tutoring for a range of subjects.
Need an Advisor?
Please include the following in your email:
- Full name
- BU ID
- Preferred Advisor
Clarie Schenkel works in Dr. Kim McCall's laboratory studying programmed cell death in the ovaries of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Colin Averill recenlty published a paper in the prestigious journal, Ecology, along with his advisor, Dr. Adrien Finzi. His research work focuses on the forms of nitrogen that control the productivity of hardwood and boreal forests.
Curran Uppaluri is pursuing a dual major in both Biology and Economics and works with Dr. Peter Buston investigating whether Amphiprion percula, a type of anemonefish, exhibit definite personality traits.
Michelle McInnis, a senior Biology major working with Prof. Richard Primack, is investigating the effects of a warming climate on the flowering and leafing out times of plants.
Spencer Goodman is a senior working in Dr. John Finnerty's lab investigating gene expression in the parasitic lined sea anemone, Edwardsiella lineata.