Departmental Advisors
Undergraduate Advisor
Departmental Notes

For course descriptions and pre-requisite information click on the subject column next to the appropriate catalog number.

THIS DEPARTMENT ENFORCES UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITES. Please note that the registration system may not factor in transfer work when determining if prerequisites have been met. If you are unable to register for a course and think you have met the prerequisite(s), please contact an advisor from this department to inquire about obtaining a permission code. You may be administratively dropped from a course if the prerequisite has not been met.


Sections 002-005 belong to this lecture. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent discussion section. Learning Assistants (LAs) are attached to this section. LAs are undergraduates who are familiar with course content and trained in small group facilitation. This course includes opportunities for collaborative, active learning, during which students discuss ideas and problem-solve together. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login
  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: TANNER, COLBY
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $56.47
  • Seats Available: 112

Sections 002-005 belong to this lecture. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent discussion section. Learning Assistants (LAs) are attached to this section. LAs are undergraduates who are familiar with course content and trained in small group facilitation. This course includes opportunities for collaborative, active learning, during which students discuss ideas and problem-solve together. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

BIOL 1610 - 002 Fund. of Biology I

BIOL 1610 - 002 Fund. of Biology I

  • Class Number: 5742
  • Instructor: TANNER, COLBY
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $56.47
  • Seats Available: 18

BIOL 1610 - 003 Fund. of Biology I

BIOL 1610 - 003 Fund. of Biology I

  • Class Number: 5743
  • Instructor: TANNER, COLBY
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $56.47
  • Seats Available: 33

BIOL 1610 - 004 Fund. of Biology I

BIOL 1610 - 004 Fund. of Biology I

  • Class Number: 5744
  • Instructor: TANNER, COLBY
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $56.47
  • Seats Available: 41

BIOL 1610 - 005 Fund. of Biology I

BIOL 1610 - 005 Fund. of Biology I

  • Class Number: 5745
  • Instructor: TANNER, COLBY
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $56.47
  • Seats Available: 20
  • Class Number: 7090
  • Instructor: RUPPER, ADAM C
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 3
  • Class Number: 6873
  • Instructor: RUPPER, ADAM C
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 9
  • Class Number: 6874
  • Instructor: RUPPER, ADAM C
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 18
  • Class Number: 6875
  • Instructor: RUPPER, ADAM C
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 19

Sections 2 - 5 belong to this lecture. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Due to the accelerated pace of this course during Summer semester students are required to take all lecture exams, lab quizzes, and lab exams on the day and time scheduled on the syllabus. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login
  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: MILLER, SHAWN
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $101.76
  • Seats Available: 8

Sections 2 - 5 belong to this lecture. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Due to the accelerated pace of this course during Summer semester students are required to take all lecture exams, lab quizzes, and lab exams on the day and time scheduled on the syllabus. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login
  • Class Number: 2221
  • Instructor: MILLER, SHAWN
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $101.76
  • Seats Available: -1
  • Class Number: 2222
  • Instructor: MILLER, SHAWN
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $101.76
  • Seats Available: 1
  • Class Number: 2255
  • Instructor: MILLER, SHAWN
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $101.76
  • Seats Available: 1
  • Class Number: 3037
  • Instructor: MILLER, SHAWN
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $101.76
  • Seats Available: 7
  • Class Number: 5746
  • Instructor: BOHS, LYNN
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Fees: $70.00
  • Seats Available: 0

Once the section is full students wishing to be added to section 070 should reach out directly with UNID and intended semester to the Program Coordinator at denise.white@utah.edu. This class meets at the Sandy Center at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions, call 801-587-2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/log
  • Class Number: 2167
  • Instructor: MCKNIGHT, ROBERT
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $45.88
  • Seats Available: -3

Once the section is full students wishing to be added to section 070 should reach out directly with UNID and intended semester to the Program Coordinator at denise.white@utah.edu. This class meets at the Sandy Center at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions, call 801-587-2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/log

Once the section is full students wishing to be added to section 071 should reach out directly with UNID and intended semester to the Program Coordinator at denise.white@utah.edu. This class meets at the Sandy Center at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions, call 801-587-2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login
  • Class Number: 8472
  • Instructor: MCKNIGHT, ROBERT
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $45.88
  • Seats Available: -5

Once the section is full students wishing to be added to section 071 should reach out directly with UNID and intended semester to the Program Coordinator at denise.white@utah.edu. This class meets at the Sandy Center at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions, call 801-587-2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu. The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

BIOL 4950 - 001 Directed Reading


Please contact Theresa Nydam in the School of Biological Sciences for more information on this course t.nydam@utah.edu

BIOL 4950 - 001 Directed Reading

  • Class Number: 1062
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

Please contact Theresa Nydam in the School of Biological Sciences for more information on this course t.nydam@utah.edu

BIOL 4955 - 001 Individual Research


Please contact Theresa Nydam in the School of Biological Sciences for more information on this course t.nydam@utah.edu

BIOL 4955 - 001 Individual Research

  • Class Number: 1063
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

Please contact Theresa Nydam in the School of Biological Sciences for more information on this course t.nydam@utah.edu

BIOL 4965 - 001 Independent Internship


This course is designed to allow biology majors to earn academic credit for biology- focused internships. Please contact the instructor for more information.

BIOL 4965 - 001 Independent Internship

  • Class Number: 4228
  • Instructor: Phadnis, Naina
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

This course is designed to allow biology majors to earn academic credit for biology- focused internships. Please contact the instructor for more information.

BIOL 4995 - 001 Biology Honors Research

BIOL 4995 - 001 Biology Honors Research

  • Class Number: 1909
  • Instructor: Phadnis, Naina
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 16

BIOL 4999 - 001 Hon Thesis/Project

BIOL 4999 - 001 Hon Thesis/Project

  • Class Number: 1064
  • Instructor: Phadnis, Naina
  • Component: Honors Thesis Project
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 17

Vaccines play a crucial role in safeguarding the body against pathogenic diseases by inducing a durable memory within the body’s immune system. This course will cover the process of vaccine development and the mechanisms by which the immune system responds to vaccines for enduring immunity. Topics in this course will include vaccine design, vaccine efficacy, basic immunology, immune responses triggered by vaccines and pathogens, and the formation of immunological memory. The course will include a combination of assigned readings and homework, class discussions, team-based learning, and in-class activities. In addition to covering the course content, this course will integrate learning strategies for reading and interpreting scientific literature. Key goals of this course include improving critical thinking skills, scientific literature comprehension, data interpretation, and conversing in an active learning environment. This course is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist please fill out the permission request form here: https://forms.gle/WknFUb9V8EmkQwk58
  • Class Number: 5072
  • Instructor: ACEVEDO, ADAM A
  • Instructor: Nelson, Morgan
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: -4

Vaccines play a crucial role in safeguarding the body against pathogenic diseases by inducing a durable memory within the body’s immune system. This course will cover the process of vaccine development and the mechanisms by which the immune system responds to vaccines for enduring immunity. Topics in this course will include vaccine design, vaccine efficacy, basic immunology, immune responses triggered by vaccines and pathogens, and the formation of immunological memory. The course will include a combination of assigned readings and homework, class discussions, team-based learning, and in-class activities. In addition to covering the course content, this course will integrate learning strategies for reading and interpreting scientific literature. Key goals of this course include improving critical thinking skills, scientific literature comprehension, data interpretation, and conversing in an active learning environment. This course is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist please fill out the permission request form here: https://forms.gle/WknFUb9V8EmkQwk58