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Course topics explore chemistry of life, environmental endocrine disruptors' effects on gene expression, genetic testing, immunity, and effects of global nutrient cycling on climate change and eutrophication. Students apply principles to real-world situations, identify, interpret, and evaluate…
Course topics explore chemistry of life, environmental endocrine disruptors effects on gene expression, genetic testing, immunity, and effects of global nutrient cycling on climate change and eutrophication. Students apply principles to real-world situations, identify, interpret, and evaluate valid…
Introduction to cellular structure and function, Mendelian and population genetics, and environmental concepts. Observation and experimental exercises are combined with written assignments to reinforce content. 2 hours lab per week.
In this general biology course, students will study organisms from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Emphasis is on structure and function, pathways and transformation of energy and matter, and the importance of biodiversity. Students will apply core biological concepts to contemporary…
Introduction to diversity of bacteria; protists, fungi, plants, invertebrates; observational and experimental study of aquatic ecosystems; vertebrate physiology. 2 hours lab per week.
This course focuses on information flow and evolution. The flow of information within biological systems, how genetic information influences traits of organisms and is passed to the next generation, and how populations evolve over time will be examined.
This course focuses on information flow and evolution. The flow of information within biological systems, how genetic information influences traits of organisms and is passed to the next generation, and how populations evolve over time will be examined. This course will be taught 95% or more online…
Introduction to skills, methods, and tools used for biological research concentrating on cellular and molecular approaches. 2 hours lab per week.
Microbial diversity and physiology; plant and animal diversity, growth, reproduction and physiology; ecology.
Aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity presented in lab and through field trips; development of scientific writing skills; student-designed experiments; in-depth exploration of scientific process (asking questions, testing them, data interpretation and analysis, communication of results); writing…
Examination of general biology topics, including cellular structure and function, Mendelian genetics, and environmental concepts. Explorations of local environments and online laboratory simulations. Observation and experimental exercises are combined with written assignments to reinforce content…
Introduces students to the Division of Biological Sciences, its departments and the requirements for the biology degree, careers in the biological sciences. Not offered on a regular basis.
Exploration of environmental issues that relate to concepts in evolution of antibiotic resistance, global cycling of nutrients, pathogenic organisms and their effect on human health, and genetic continuity. Students engage in service and outreach in order to engage in questions of social…
This course focuses on information flow and evolution. The flow of information within biological systems, how genetic information influences traits of organisms and is passed to the next generation, and how populations evolve over time will be examined.
Introduction to skills, methods, and tools used for biological research concentrating on cellular and molecular approaches. 2 hours lab per week.
Honors course which covers organismal biology. Bacteria, archeae, protista, plantae, fungi and animalia evolution, diversity, growth, reproduction, physiology and ecology.
Aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity presented in lab and through field trips; development of scientific writing skills; student-designed experiments; in-depth exploration of scientific process (asking questions, testing them, data interpretation and analysis, communication of results). 2 hours lab…
This course is intended for students considering careers in medicine. Training for medical specialties, stem cells, eye disease, porphyria, medical malpractice/tort reform, Alzheimer's, end of life issues, obesity, osteopathic medicine, alternative medicine, selected skin diseases and cancers,…
Discussion of topics in modern biology with faculty members from the biological sciences. Topics will vary from year to year and several topics will be considered each semester. This seminar course meets 60-90 minutes weekly.
An intensive laboratory course emphasizing acquisition of skills in common use in research laboratories. Techniques range from solution preparation to isolation and analysis of DNA and protein. Includes proper procedures for keeping a laboratory notebook, laboratory safety, and time management. 12…
Individual study or readings under the direction of a faculty member.
Individual study or readings under the direction of a faculty member. The hours for this reading course are arranged by the student and the professor.
Topics will vary by semester and instructor. Faculty will cover or expand upon subjects not normally addressed in other classes. The subject will vary by instructor and semester. The credit hours are based on the number of contact hours expected each week and correspond to the number of course…
Topics are selected for each term with input from students enrolled. Topics in the past have included Medical Malpractice, Dementia in the Elderly, Issues on Payment for Health Care in America, Missions of Specific Medical Schools, Osteopathic Medicine, Biomedical Ethical Issues, Care of the…
Students will intern in introductory biology laboratory courses on the UGA campus. They will co-teach laboratory sections with a Graduate Laboratory Assistant and perform duties related to instruction. Internship.
Students will analyze the ways that scientists’ and health professionals’ messages must change with the audiences they address, whether scientific, lay, or government. Students will explore topics of interest in a science or health field, and they will communicate about that topic through different…
Students will examine recent peer-reviewed scientific writing, consider the strategies of successful scientific writers, learn writing conventions of scientific journals, and workshop student writing. If a student is engaged in undergraduate research (e.g., Undergraduate Research in Biology), the…
Topics will vary by semester and instructor. This course is intended to allow faculty to cover timely, advanced topics of special interest to biology majors, particularly focusing on recent discoveries and technical literature. Not offered on a regular basis.
Supervised work experience with public agencies, private industry, mass media, or non-profit organizations in the area of the biological sciences. Examples of work experience include traineeships in scientific investigation, environmental impact assessment, financial analysis, mass media,…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. This course belongs to a…
Biological laboratory research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will engage in, at a minimum, 150 hours of research and meet with the supervising faculty member on a regular basis.
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. These courses belong to a…
Biological research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will engage, in at a minimum, 150 hours of research and meet with the supervising faculty member on a regular basis.
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. These courses belong to a…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or…
Biological concepts pertaining to the tropics through intensive field study. This eight-week course meets seven days a week, fourteen hours a day; applications usually required before November 1 or April 1.

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to a student who has not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to The University of Georgia.