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 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
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 Biology and Chemistry SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Environmental Health, Public Health and Toxicology SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Science Foundations FR-SR
  • 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
  • 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: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Student-Originated Studies: Science and Environmental Writing for the General Public JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Science Writing in the Public Forum SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
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
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Clones and Mutants: Genetics and Photography FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Deserts JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecological Dynamics SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecology, Genetics, and Biodiversity of Riparian Ecosystems JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests JR-SR
  • Fall
16
General Biology: Cells, Populations, and Ecosystems FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Highway 101 Revisited: History, Literature, Music, and Ecology JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Integrated Natural Science FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Marine Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Plant Chemical Ecology: The Secret Life of Plants JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Public Health, Human Biology, and Community Resilience FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Biology of Living Systems SO-SR
  • Spring
16