Biology (General)

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

There is no single department of biology at UC Berkeley; courses in the biological sciences are offered through many campus departments including the Departments of Integrative Biology; Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Molecular & Cell Biology; and Plant & Microbial Biology.

However, Berkeley offers three interdepartmental biology courses, which provide a broad, basic introduction to the biological sciences for both majors and non-majors. These courses are taught by faculty from the four departments named above. The name "biology" has been retained for these courses to reflect their interdepartmental character.

BIOLOGY 1A & BIOLOGY 1AL and BIOLOGY 1B are taught fall, spring, and summer semesters, and students may enroll in either (but not both) during any semester. The courses do not need to be taken in any particular order.

For information regarding undergraduate programs and other courses in the biological sciences, see the following department listings in this Guide and visit the Biology @ Berkeley webpage.

Integrative Biology

Environmental Science, Policy & Management

Molecular and Cell Biology

Plant and Microbial Biology

Courses

Biology

BIOLOGY 1A General Biology Lecture 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
General introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organismal genetics, animal development, form and function. Intended for biological sciences majors, but open to all qualified students.

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BIOLOGY 1AL General Biology Laboratory 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
Laboratory that accompanies 1A lecture course. Intended for biological science majors, but open to all qualified students.

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BIOLOGY 1B General Biology Lecture and Laboratory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
General introduction to plant development, form, and function; population genetics, ecology, and evolution. Intended for students majoring in the biological sciences, but open to all qualified students. Students must take both Biology 1A and 1B to complete the sequence. Sponsored by Integrative Biology.

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