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Study Abroad

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.

Off-Campus Study: Biology


Planning Your Courses

Sample Schedules


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.

Conard Research Area Advisory Committee

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

Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center

The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, physics, and psychology. Containing modern scientific equipment and instrumentation, the facility has laboratories, classrooms, and seminar rooms, which are equipped with electronic and other modern instructional tools. The building also houses the Kistle Science Library and the Physics Historical Museum. In the northeast section of the building, a greenhouse is used as an instructional and research facility.