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Skidmore College
Biology Department

Courses General Overview

The Department of Biology offers instruction in many diverse areas of modern biology. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students design programs of study to meet individual interests and goals. The biology major offers three intradepartmental concentrations: (1) integrative biology, (2) molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics, and (3) ecology, evolution, and behavior. The major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Students who major in biology and plan to attend professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, and others) are encouraged to take two semesters of organic chemistry (CH221 and 222) and two semesters of calculus-based physics (PY207 and 208). See Health Professions .

THE BIOLOGY MAJOR: Students who major in biology must meet the College requirements for the degree, complete the general biology requirements, and complete the requirements for one of the intradepartmental concentrations. Each concentration requires fifteen courses.