biology

See biology and life sciences for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Anatomy & Physiology I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Anatomy & Physiology II FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Anatomy & Physiology III FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Anatomy and Physiology I FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Anatomy and Physiology II FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Bryophytes and Lichens of the Pacific Northwest JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Business, Biology, and Sustainable Solutions FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Conserving Wildlife JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Counting on Soils: Precalculus and Soil Sciences FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Field Ecology JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Forensics and Criminal Behavior FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
4, 8, 12, 16
General Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
8
General Biology: Cells, Populations, and Ecosystems FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Geology and Ecology of Land-Ocean Margins FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Integrated Natural Science FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Introduction to Scientific Illustration FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Investigating the Mind-Body: Physics and Methods of Medicine FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Marine Life: Marine Organisms and Their Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Models in Biology SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
12
Molecule to Organism SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Neurobiology FR-SR
  • Summer
5
Neurobiology and Consciousness: The Science and Study of the Mind SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Northwest Forests: Biogeochemistry and Management JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Fall FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Reproduction: Gender, Race, and Power JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Rivers of Clay SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Seeing What's There: Art and the Biology of Vision FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Shadow Wars and Global Governance SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Environmental Science SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Technical Writing in the 21st Century SO-SR
  • Winter
16
The Gene: History of an Idea FR-SR
  • Fall
16
The Gene: History of an Idea FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
With Liberty and Justice for Whom? JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Analyzing the World with Math and Science FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Anatomy and Physiology I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Anatomy and Physiology II FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Anatomy and Physiology III FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Birds: Inside and Out JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecology of Grazing and Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Health, Public Health and Toxicology SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Science Foundations FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Evolutionary Processes from DNA to the Fossil Record JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Genes and Poems: Creating Form and Meaning FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Global/Local Realities and Alternative Visions JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Integrated Natural Sciences (INS) FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Modeling Biological Systems FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Models in Biology SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Molecule to Organism SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Nature and Nurture: Human Development and the Environment FR
  • Winter
16
Nature and Nurture: Human Development and the Environment FR
  • Spring
16
Riding the Carbon Cycle from the Mountains to the Sea SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Science and Environmental Writing for the General Public JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
The Science Behind the Headlines: What's the Truth? FR
  • Fall
16
The Science Behind the Headlines: What's the Truth? FR
  • Winter
16
Theme and Variations in Music and Biology FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Unruly Bodies: Health, Media, Biology, and Power FR-SO
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
What Are Trees For? Forest Ecology and Resource Conflicts FR-SR
  • Spring
8