Choosing a First Course

Choosing a First Course/Placement Exams

All students considering a major in Biology should take BISC 110 and BISC 111. Alternatively, students with strong high school preparation (such as AP, IB, or other) may prefer seminar-style versions of the introductory courses (BISC 112 and BISC 113). You may take them in any order as they are both offered in the fall and spring semesters. AP credit does not replace any course offered in the Department of Biological Sciences, nor does it count toward a major in Biological Sciences, Biological Chemistry, or Neuroscience. AP credit does, however, count toward graduation. All biology courses require the fulfillment of the Quantitative Reasoning basic skills requirement as a prerequisite.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Gary C. Harris
Professor and Department Chair
Tel: 781.283.3168 (for appointments)

Mary Helen McCollister
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3154

Karin Thomason
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3153