Biology at Middlebury provides students opportunities to explore the diversity of life within the tradition of a liberal arts education.

Our Courses

Biology courses cover topics across the field of biology while allowing for in-depth study of sub-disciplines. Students who choose to major or minor in biology take our two introductory courses: Ecology & Evolution and Cells & Genetics. Coursework beyond the introductory level provides depth by including taxon-based organismal courses, research methods courses, and other upper-level courses. Here are the Learning Goals for the biology major.

Biology 140 or 145 waitlist information

Thanks for your interest in Biology 140 or 145. We are trying our best to accommodate as many students as possible. It is our hope you can successfully register during open registration, but if not, we have a waitlist. Please do not email a professor to be added to the waitlist, you can sign up HERE:

The waitlist will open Aug. 26th at noon. Priority will be given based on class year, then to previous waitlist participants, and finally by random lottery. If a seat opens up, that would work with your preferences, you will be contacted. Once again, we hope you can register, but don’t worry, we offer these classes every semester and you will have more opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Biology informs many aspects of our lives. As such Biology faculty are active participants in programs across the larger College curriculum: Environmental Science Program, Global HealthNeuroscience Program, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Program. Students interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level a major or minor in Education Studies.

Students collecting river data in the field.

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Biology Department faculty are active participants in the teaching of courses that are offered by these programs and supervise research students in each.

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