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Intensive Science Courses

UW Summer Quarter also offers special intensive science courses. These courses are often designed to meet specific prerequisites or academic requirements for further study.

BIOL 240: Intensive Introductory Biology: Human Health Emphasis 

This is an intensive, 10-week course that runs from June 11 to August 17, 2018. BIOL 240 is a full-time academic commitment and is worth 15 credits.

The course emphasizes human biology and covers cell and molecular biology, animal and plant physiology, and ecology and evolution as they relate to human health. Rather than addressing each topic separately, the course integrates them through case studies on subjects such as antibiotic resistance, opioid addiction and cancer.

BIOL 240 serves as an alternative to the three-quarter Introductory Biology Series (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and meets the introductory biology requirement for students interested in professional health science programs and other natural science programs. Completion of the course with a grade of 2.0 or higher meets the Introductory Biology requirement for application to the biology major and also serves as a prerequisite for upper-division Department of Biology courses. There are no chemistry prerequisites for the course.

Note: This course is not intended for students who have already completed courses in the Introductory Biology Series. You will not receive dual credit for taking individual Introductory Series courses and BIOL 240. Check with your individual major department to confirm that this course will apply to your major.

BIOL 240 has application and registration processes that are different from other Summer Quarter courses. See the course page on the Department of Biology website for more details.