Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

Elective Restrictions

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

  • BL255 Introduction to Biomedical Research
  • BL322 Synthetic Biology
  • BL341 Molecular Genetics with Lab
  • BL343 Molecular Genetics with Seminar
  • BL401 Endocrinology
  • BL403 Neurobiology with Lab
  • BL404 Laboratory Experience in Neurobiology
  • BL405 Neurobiology
  • BL408 Endocrinology with Lab
  • BL410 Developmental Biology with Lab
  • BL411 Developmental Biology
  • BL420 Histology
  • BL424 Cancer Biology with Seminar/Lab
  • BL426 Cell Biology
  • BL428 Bioterrorism
  • BL431 Biochemistry I
  • BL432 Biochemistry II
  • BL438 Exploring the Human Genome
  • BL444 Stem Cell Biology with Lab
  • BL461 Immunology with Lab

Category B: Organismal Biology

  • BL206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BL208 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BL210 Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • BL260 Vertebrate Morphology with Lab
  • BL280 General Genetics with Lab
  • BL281 General Genetics
  • BL310 Botany with Lab
  • BL316 Comparative Physiology with Lab
  • BL317 Comparative Physiology
  • BL332 Microbiology
  • BL355 Forensic Biology with Lab
  • BL361 Plant Physiology with Lab
  • BL370 Pharmacology
  • BL452 General and Human Physiology with Lab

Category C: Population Biology

  • BL220 Natural History of Maryland Species
  • BL222 Aquatic Biology
  • BL230 Avian Biology with Lab
  • BL241 Invertebrate Zoology with Lab
  • BL250 General Entomology with Lab
  • BL270 Ecology with Lab
  • BL305 Plant Ecology with Lab
  • BL346 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BL350 Biology of Mammals with Lab
  • BL351 Forensic Entomology with Lab
  • BL390 Conservation Biology
  • BL435 Evolution with Seminar
  • BL436 Evolution
  • BL454 Animal Behavior

Andrew Schoeffield

Drew Schoeffield, Ph.D.

This biology professor—and Loyola alumnus—specializes in microbiology, and aims to create a community of scholars at his alma mater

Course Snapshot

Exploring Biology 101: Introduction to Forensic Science

Learn about the field of forensics and acquire the lab techniques needed to conduct crime scene investigations.