Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

Elective Restrictions

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Students take seven upper level biology electives. Of the seven biology electives, students must take at least one course from each of the three categories described below. Only one semester of research or internship may count toward the seven biology electives. Additional research or internship biology courses may be taken as free electives. Students should consult with their faculty advisors before selecting their electives.

Category A: Cellular/Molecular Biology

  • BL302 Cell Ultrastructure
  • BL321 Recombinant DNA Technology
  • BL322 Synthetic Biology
  • BL401 Endocrinology
  • BL403 Neurobiology
  • BL410 Developmental Biology
  • BL420 Histology
  • BL424 Cancer Biology
  • BL431 Biochemistry I
  • BL432 Biochemistry II
  • BL444 Stem Cell Biology
  • BL461 Immunology

Category B: Organismal Biology

  • BL206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BL208 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BL210 Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • BL260 Vertebrate Morphology
  • BL280 General Genetics with Lab
  • BL308 Parasitology
  • BL310 Botany
  • BL316 Comparative Physiology
  • BL332 Microbiology
  • BL361 Experimental Plant Physiology
  • BL401 Endocrinology
  • BL452 General and Human Physiology

Category C: Population Biology

  • BL222 Aquatic Biology
  • BL230 Avian Biology
  • BL241 Invertebrate Zoology
  • BL250 General Entomology with Lab
  • BL270 Ecology
  • BL299 Exploring Ecosystems: Special Topics
  • BL305 Plant Ecology
  • BL346 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BL350 Biology of Mammals
  • BL351 Forensic Entomology
  • BL370 Animal Behavior
  • BL390 Conservation Biology
  • BL435 Evolution