Experience the allure and beauty of the prairie after the sun sets as you explore the College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA).
New approach to studying genome gives students insight into adaptations of damselflies.
Grinnellians are helping Grinnellians get enough sleep.
Student-driven, original research starts early with Bio-150: Introduction to Biological Inquiry.
Planning for off-campus study requires careful consideration. It is to your advantage to begin the planning process in your first year. If you are planning an off-campus experience you should plan to be away during your 5th, 6th, or 7th semester. Biological chemistry and chemistry majors should talk with their advisors about when physics and physical chemistry should be taken in relation to an off-campus experience.
Planning Your Courses
1st year Fall - Bio 150 or Chm 129; Math 131 (123)
1st year Spring - Bio 150 or Chm 129; **Math 133 (124)
2nd year Fall - Bio 251; Chm 221++
2nd year Spring - Bio 252; **Chm 222 or **Math 209
3rd and 4th years - 5 electives* (can include summer research or classes). A maximum of four credits of advanced work in a related field may be applied toward the major. The following courses are on the approved list: ANT-221 or ANT-325; BCM-262; PSY-336.
Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
The CERA Committee is a set of faculty, staff, and students who work with the CERA Director (a Biology faculty member) and the CERA Manager (a staff member who works for the Center for Prairie Studies and the Biology Department) to administer CERA. The Committee helps coordinate use of CERA by classes, researchers, and others, and it reviews and defines CERA policies and long-term plans