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Biology, General Option

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Major Requirements

A biology major must successfully complete the following courses:

Biology Electives

Eleven credits of advanced biology, selected by the student and advisor, to include at least two Harvey Mudd laboratory courses (selected from Biology 103, 110, 111, 128, 166, 184) and one Harvey Mudd seminar-style course (requiring student presentations and reading from the primary literature, for example, Biology 121, 122, 164, 183, most offerings of 185/186, 189). Related non-biology technical courses may be substituted for advanced biology courses with permission of the department. With prior departmental permission, up to two credits of Biology 197/198 (Directed Reading) may count as Biology Electives


Four semesters of Biology 191–192: Biology Colloquium. (The colloquium requirement is waived for any semester during which a student is away on a study abroad program.)

Capstone Project

Two semesters (at least 6 credits total) of Senior Thesis Research (Biology 193–194, or Biology 195–196) or an approved biology-related Clinic (Computer Science 183–184, Engineering 111–113, Mathematics 193 or Physics 193–194).

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