Jun 25, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Michael J. Moore, Donald R. Longman Professor of Biology; chair

Taylor S. Allen, Associate Professor of Biology
Jane E. Bennett, Lecturer of Biology and Laboratory Coordinator
Monica Blatnik, Assistant Professor of Biology
Darla G. French, Lecturer of Biology and Laboratory Coordinator
Jason M. Gleditsch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Aaron D. Goldman, Associate Professor of Biology
Evan Hilpman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Marta J. Laskowski, Robert S. Danforth Professor of Biology
Gabriel M. Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology
Maureen A. Peters, Professor of Biology
Alexandra J. Pike, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Andrew D. Pike, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Angela J. Roles, Associate Professor of Biology
Laura M. Romberg, Associate Professor of Biology

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The Department of Biology at Oberlin College spans the breadth of the biological sciences, with faculty specializing in animal biology, plant biology, evolutionary biology, ecology, molecular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, genomics, and proteomics. We seek to prepare students to be biologically literate citizens, and prepare our majors for study and work in the life sciences.

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Departmental Policies

Advanced Placement Credit

The following score(s) will correspond to credit for the following course(s), fulfilling corresponding prerequisite requirements (if applicable) and counting toward total credits needed for graduation:

  • AP Biology, 4 or 5  →  BIOL 604 (one full course)
  • IB HL Biology, 6 or 7  →  BIOL 604 (one full course)

Note: Transfer credit received for BIOL 604 does not count toward the biology major.

Majors and Minors


Gateway Courses to More Advanced Coursework

Students with a strong high school science background find taking BIOL 100  and CHEM 101 /CHEM 102  simultaneously in the first semester both useful and challenging. Other students benefit from taking only one of these courses during their first semester at Oberlin.