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Department of Biology

Concentration in the Biology of Disease (Bachelor of Science in Biology)

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements BIOLDISCON

Requirements

The concentration requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Required Lectures. Two (2) courses:
    • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
    • BIOL-L 321 Human Immunology
    • BIOL-L 328 Disease Ecology and Evolution
    • BIOL-M 380 Microbiology of Infectious Disease
  2. Advanced Skills Lecture. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-L 411 Advanced Gene Regulation: Transcription, Epigenetics, and Human Disease
    • BIOL-L 412 Analysis of Cancer Research
    • BIOL-L 417
    • BIOL-L 472 Microbiomes: Host and Environmental Health
    • BIOL-L 485 Genetics, Models of Human Disease, and Critical Analysis of Biological Research
    • BIOL-L 486 Advanced Cell Biology
    • BIOL-L 487 Molecular Mechanism of Development and Disease
    • BIOL-M 380 Microbiology of Infectious Disease
    • BIOL-M 416 Biology of AIDS
    • BIOL-M 440 Medical Microbiology: Lecture
    • BIOL-Z 466 Endocrinology
  3. Lecture Elective. One (1) course:
    • Additional course from the Advanced Skills Lecture list
    • BIOL-B 351 Fungi
    • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
    • BIOL-L 321 Human Immunology
    • BIOL-L 410 Topical Issues in Biology (Approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies required)
    • BIOL-L 413 Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
    • BIOL-M 430 Virology Lecture
    • BIOL-P 451 Integrative Human Physiology
    • BIOL-Z 373 Entomology
    • CHEM-C 383 Human Biochemistry
    • CHEM-C 483 Biological Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism
    • MSCI-M 480 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF CANCER: CELL SIGNALING AND FATE
    • MSCI-M 485 PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASE
  4. Laboratory. Two (2) courses:
    • BIOL-B 352 Fungi: Laboratory
    • BIOL-L 324 Human Molecular Biology Laboratory
    • BIOL-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory
    • BIOL-M 316 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory
    • BIOL-M 435 Viral Tissue Culture Laboratory
    • BIOL-M 445 Medical Microbiology: Laboratory
    • BIOL-P 451 Integrative Human Physiology
    • BIOL-X 325 ASURE Biology Research Lab 2 Approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies required
    • BIOL-Z 373 Entomology
    • BIOL-Z 469 Endocrinology Laboratory
    • BIOT-X 325 ASURE Biotechnology Research Lab 2
    • ANAT-A 464 HUMAN TISSUE BIOLOGY
  5. Biology Concentration Residency.
    1. Two (2) advanced (300–499 level) lecture courses in the concentration must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus
    2. Two (2) advanced (300–499 level) lab courses in the concentration must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus
  6. Concentration GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Concentration GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Concentration Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
    3. Concentration Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the concentration must be completed at the 300–499 level.

Concentration Area Courses
  • Courses that may apply toward the Credit Hours and GPA requirements in this academic program include all courses listed on the requirement course lists at the time the course was taken as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent.

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Concentration in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (Bachelor of Science in Biology) (CLBIMGNCON)
  • Concentration in Integrative and Organismal Biology (Bachelor of Science in Biology) (INORGBICON)

Exceptions to and substitutions for concentration requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.