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Welcome
Class of
2017!
Biology Department Info Session
Prof. Tom Jack
To cover today
1. Beginning your study of Biology
1. First year course selection
2. Overview of Major
3. Bio Foreign Studies Program (FSP)
4. Research Opportunities
5. Q & A
Beginning your study of Biology
Several options!
A very important choice for you! Let’s review the options:
• Bio 11 (Science of Life) – topics based
• Bio 8&9 (same as Chem 8/9) – F13 + W14
• Go directly into a Foundation Course
Bio 12 - Cell Structure and Function
Bio 13 - Gene Expression and Inheritance
Bio 15 – Genetic Variation and Evolution
Bio 16 – Ecology
• Bio 2 (non majors)
Should you take Bio 11?
For most students, Bio 11 is the best starting point. Why?
• Bio 11 counts for credit toward the major (if taken before
the foundation classes)
• Bio 11 (unlike foundation classes) does not have a lab, so is
less demanding on your schedule- which means more time to
focus on mastering lecture material
• Bio 11 will prepare you for foundation classes. This is
particularly true if your background in Biology is not strong,
or it has been a long time since you’ve taken a Biology class
• Bio 11 is topics based so even if you have a strong biology
background, Bio 11 will not be a repeat of high school
biology courses
Biology placement/advising exam
Available on Blackboard. Can take it whenever it is
convenient for you.
1 hour – 30 MC questions
Advisory – score can help with your decision, but in the
end, the decision is YOURS!
One of several criteria you should consider when
deciding which Biology course to begin with
Advice of the Biology Department
Students MAY consider starting with a Foundation
course if they satisfy two or more of the following
criteria:
1) score of 22-30 on Biology Placement/Advisory Test
2) score of 5 on the AP Biology Test
3) score of 5 on the AP Chemistry Test
4) SAT (verbal plus math) > 1500
We recommend that students should strongly consider
starting with Biology 11 (or Biology 8/9 or Biology 2) if
they satisfy either of these categories:
1) students with SAT scores (verbal plus math) < 1400
2) students with a score of 1-4 on the AP Biology Test
Questions about Biology placement?
Faculty available after Open House.
Walk in office hours – LSC first floor gallery
Today (Thursday) – 5:15-6:15
Tomorrow (Friday) – 8-9 AM
10:30-11:30 AM
Bio 11
Science of Life
No lab
Each offering of Bio 11 focuses on a major theme in biology, from different
perspectives and levels of organization, from molecules to ecosystems.
Students are exposed to many central concepts in biology.
No pre-reqs. Dist: SCI
Biological Approaches to
Global Challenges (McClung, McPeek)
13F: 10A
14W: 10
DNA to Diversity
14S: 10 Emerging Infectious Diseases:
How Microbes Rule the World (Grotz, Taylor)
(Jack, Peart)
Bio 8&9
(cross-listed as Chem 8&9)
a two-term laboratory course
Chem. Principles and Biol. Processes
Two-term sequence (13F, 14W)
Covers the principles and processes of general chemistry as
applied to the study of biochemistry and cell biology.
Sloboda
Completion of both terms fulfills prerequisites necessary for
entry into Chemistry 6.
What do I need to know about Bio 8&9?
- If you doubt your level of preparation for Chem 5, then Bio 8&9 may
be a good choice
- Bio coverage in Bio 8/9 will be more chemically oriented than in Bio 11
- Bio 8/9 have labs, Bio 11 does not
Foundation Courses
Gladfelter
all have labs
Smith
Bickel
Schaller
Bio 12 Cell Structure &
Function
Griffin
Dolph
Bio 13 Gene Expression & Inheritance
Bio 15 Genetic Variation & Evolution
Irwin
Bio 16 Ecology
Zhaxybayeva
Ayres
Bio 11, 8/9 and Foundation courses this year
Fall
Bio 11 10A
Winter
Bio 11 10
Spring
Bio 11 10
McClung
McPeek
Jack
Peart
Grotz
Taylor
no cap
no cap
no cap
Summer
Foundation
Bio/Chem 8 Bio/Chem 9
10A
Sloboda/Kull
10A
Sloboda/Kull
cap: 80
cap: 80
Bio 12 CELL
Bio 13
GENETICS
Bio 12 CELL
Smith
cap: 120
9L Dolph/Griffin
9L Bickel,
Bio 13
GENETICS
cap: 140
Schaller
cap: ~120
cap: 140
Bio 16
ECOLOGY
Bio 15
EVOLUTION
Bio 16
ECOLOGY
11 Zhaxybayeva
cap: 80
no cap
9L Gladfelter,
10 Irwin
no cap
10 Ayres
10 Berger
Biology Major
PREREQUISITES
Chem 5-6
(or equiv.)
Quantitative: one course from:
COSC 1 or 5; MATH 4, 8 or above; EARS 17, ENGS 20
or BIO 29
See ORC for MATH 10 “equivalents”
FOUNDATION COURSES
Three from Bio 12, 13, 15, 16
AREA OF CONCENTRATION
Seven additional courses (Bio 8&9, 11*-97)
*If taken before foundation courses.
Two > Bio 50
Area of Concentration
(AOC)
In consultation with your Biology Advisor,
construct your AOC
by selecting seven additional courses that interest you
You may count up to two advanced courses from other departments that
are appropriate for your area of concentration
There’s One Biology Major
But AOCs are very flexible
These are just examples! You may come up with something different…
Behavior and Neurobiology
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Development
Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology
Genetics
Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Human Biology
Molecular Ecology
Molecular Evolution
Molecular Genetics
Paleobiology
Physiology and Organismal Biology
Plant Molecular Biology
Secondary Education
FSP
Tropical Bio
Intensive full term research
W term
your Junior yr?
Costa Rica
Little Cayman Island
tropical forests
&
freshwater
ecosystems
coral reef
ecosystems
Apply W term ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE!
Pre-reqs Bio 16 and one more advanced Ecology course
Take Bio 16 F or S
This year if possible
(but MOST important: make the
right course choices to begin
your Bio program!)
What about Research Opportunities?
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biology/undergrad/research/dartmouth.html
“Special” rules for ‘07, ‘08, and ‘09
Formal Opportunities:
•WISP (1st year women)
For•Presidential
the class of ’07: Scholars (juniors)
You are exempt from the Bio11 requirement as a prerequisite for
•Bio FSP
(often
foundation
courses
or for thejuniors)
new major, but you must take ten courses.
•In conjunction with German Studies, research at
the Max Planck Institutes in Germany
For the classes of ’08 and ’09:
(juniors)
If you
have taken Bio 14 (Ecology), Bio 15 (Cell Biology), Bio 16
(Genetics),
Bio 2 (HumanStudy
Biology),(juniors,
Bio 4 (Genesseniors)
and Society), or Bio 6
•Independent
(Dinosaurs)
by the
end of Spring(seniors)
06 you do not need to take Bio11 as a
•Honors
Research
prerequisite for foundation courses or to graduate with the new major. If you
have not taken any course in the Biology Department by the Spring 06, you
need toformal
begin withOpportunities:
Bio11. To graduate a Biology major, you must take ten
Less
courses,
thus if you do not take Bio 11, you must substitute a Foundation or
•Work-study
Advanced Course.
•Paid research intern
•Volunteer
If you have any questions, please ask your Biology faculty advisor.
How do I find out about faculty research?
Biology Department website:
http://dartmouth.edu/biology/
Geisel School of Medicine Departments:
http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/research/
•Biochemistry
•Genetics
•Microbiology and Immunology
•Pharmacology and Toxicology
•Physiology
If you see something interesting, contact the professor by email to
meet and ask about research opportunities
Most faculty LOVE to talk about their research!
Independent Study / Honors
for Biology Majors
Bio 95 - Independent Study
Bio 96 - Independent Study
Bio 97 - Honors Research
Bio 95-97 research in Med School labs is possible
(but requires a Biology Faculty sponsor)
FAQs
What does AP credit in Biology mean?
Unspecified Course Credit (Bio 000)
(no credit toward Biology major or minor)
What are my options for a Bio major course this Fall?
Bio/Chem 8/9 10A (Sloboda, Kull)
Bio 11 10 Bio. Approaches to Global Challenges (McClung, McPeek)
A Foundation Class:
Bio 12 Cell 9L (Gladfelter, Smith) or Bio 16 Ecology 10 (Irwin)
Any non-major Bio classes this Fall?
Yes! Bio 2 10 Human Biology (Witters)
FAQs
Do I need to take the Foundation Courses in a specific order?
No
Bio 12, 13, 15, 16 may be taken in ANY order
Do I need to take three Foundation Courses
BEFORE
starting the courses in my area of concentration (AOC)?
No
You just need to have the pre-reqs for each AOC class
FAQs
Who can serve as my Biology advisor
and help me think about my area of concentration?
Any Biology Faculty member
(examples of faculty for different concentrations listed in handout)
What’s the best way to stay up to date on Bio information ?
http://dartmouth.edu/biology/
Introductions
Questions?

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