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 three categories described below, and these three courses must be taken within the Biology Department at Loyola. At least four of the seven courses must be taken at the 300-level or higher (BL 300-499). Students may take two experiential learning courses (i.e. research or internships) that count towards graduation. One 3-credit research or internship course may count toward the seven biology electives. One additional research or internship biology course may be taken as a free elective. Students should consult their academic advisor before selecting their electives.

Category A: Cellular/Molecular Biology

  • BL255 Introduction to Biomedical Research
  • BL315 Bench to Bedside: Translating Science to Patient Care
  • BL321 Synthetic Biology
  • BL322 Synthetic Biology with Lab
  • 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
  • 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

Category B: Organismal Biology

  • BL206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BL208 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BL210 Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • BL280 General Genetics with Lab
  • BL281 General Genetics
  • BL301 Vertebrate Anatomy with Lab
  • BL310 Botany with Lab
  • BL316 Comparative Physiology with Lab
  • BL317 Comparative Physiology
  • BL332 Microbiology
  • BL361 Plant Physiology with Lab
  • BL370 Pharmacology
  • BL452 General and Human Physiology with Lab

Category C: Population Biology

  • BL220 Natural History of Maryland Species
  • BL230 Avian Biology with Lab
  • BL241 Invertebrate Zoology with Lab
  • BL250 General Entomology with Lab
  • BL270 Ecology with Lab
  • BL305 Plant Ecology with Lab
  • BL311 Research Methods: Plant Sciences
  • BL346 Plant-Animal Interactions
  • BL350 Biology of Mammals with Lab
  • BL351 Forensic Entomology with Lab
  • BL355 Forensic Biology with Lab
  • BL390 Conservation Biology
  • BL435 Evolution with Seminar
  • BL436 Evolution
  • BL445 Conservation and the Tree of Life
  • BL454 Animal Behavior

Christopher Thompson
Faculty

Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson sees the combination of service-based learning and Jesuit values at Loyola preparing students to be leaders of change

Biology
Marie (the seal) sitting on the edge of the pool at the National Aquarium's rehabilitation center
Internships

From the classroom to the coast

A student shares his experience as an intern with the National Aquarium in Baltimore—and how it shaped his academic path and career goals.