John Gaston Mateer Hall
931 College Mall
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2379
Fax: 330-263-2378
Hours: M-Th: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sa: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Su: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.



The biology major at Wooster consists of at least 15 courses, including the required three introductory course sequence, which covers genetics and evolution (Biology 111), molecular and cellular biology (Biology 201) and ecology, evolution and organismal biology (Biology 202). A student then selects at least six courses from more than a dozen upper-level courses, allowing the design of a specialty within the major.

  • Neurobiology (MCB)
  • Genetics (MCB)
  • Development (MCB)
  • Cell Physiology (MCB)
  • Microbiology (MCB)
  • Plant Physiology (MCB)
  • Techniques in BMB (MCB)
  • Principles of Biochemistry (MCB)
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism (MCB)
  • Chemical Biology (MCB) 
  • Human Physiology (MCB)
  • Behavioral Ecology (EEOB)
  • Natural History of the Invertebrates (EEOB)
  • Comparative Animal Physiology (EEOB)
  • Natural History of the Vertebrates (EEOB)
  • Population and Community Ecology (EEOB)
  • Field Botany (EEOB)
  • Conservation Biology (EEOB)
  • Evolution (EEOB)

Among their six upper level courses, students must choose at least one from each of the two subdivisions, molecular and cellular biology (MCB) and ecology, evolution and organismal biology (EEOB). Students are also required to take one year of introductory chemistry and one course in either organic chemistry, physics or calculus, in addition to Junior IS/Biostatistics (Biology 401) and two semesters of Senior IS thesis (Biology 451, 452).