Related Life Science Courses

 Approved courses from the following departments may be used to meet the Life Science course requirements.

[BRACKETED COURSES] are not being offered in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Biomedical Engineering (BE)
 
  • BE 110 (formerly Engineering Sciences 145), Physiological Systems Analysis
  • BE 121 (formerly Engineering Sciences 122), Cellular Engineering
  • [BE 130 (formerly Engineering Sciences 149), Neural Control of Movement]

Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB)

  • HEB 1280, Human Nature
  • HEB 1290, Cultural Evolution
  • HEB 1330, Primate Social Behavior
  • HEB 1339, The Human Brain in the Animal Kingdom
  • HEB 1361, Hormones and Life History Physiology
  •  HEB 1386, Human Evolution & Human Health (cross-listed with General Education as GENED 1027) 
  • HEB 1389, Coming of Age on Planet Earth
  • HEB 1418, Research Methods in Endocrinology (formerly Endocrinology and Behavior: Research Seminar)
  • HEB 1420, Human Evolutionary Anatomy
  • HEB 1480, Building the Human Body (formerly Human Evolution through Developmental Change)
  • HEB 1600, Evolutionary Genetics of Complex Human Traits
  • HEB 1610, Genes and Human Adaptations
  • [HEB 1250, Genetics and Human Evolution]
  • [HEB 1310, Hormones and Behavior]
  • [HEB 1328 (formerly Human Evolutionary Biology 1424), Evolutionary Medicine: Comparative Perspectives on Medical, Surgical, and Psychiatric Illness]
  • [HEB 1404, Human Adaptation]
  • [HEB 1417 (formerly HEB 2100), Diet and Exercise]
  • [HEB 1428, Becoming Human: The Long View (formerly Human Evolutionary Biology 1426, Becoming Human: New Techniques Investigate an Ancient Story)]

Life Sciences & Life and Physical Sciences (LIFESCI & LPS)

  • LIFESCI 1A, An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology
  • LIFESCI 1B, An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution
  • LIFESCI 2, Evolutionary Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • LIFESCI 50A, Integrated Science (first part of a year-long course; only 4 credits, or the equivalent of a half-course, can count for Psychology)
  • LIFESCI 50B, Integrated Science (second part of a year-long course; only 4 credits, or the equivalent of a half-course, can count for Psychology)
  • LIFESCI 100, Experimental Research in the Life Sciences (conditionally approved if students complete one of the neurobiology projects and email psychology@wjh.harvard.edu to request this count as a related life science course. Students must provide project title in e-mail) (jointly offered with Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology as MCB 100, Experimental Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  • LPS A, Foundational Chemistry and Biology (Please note: LPS A will NOT count if taken after LS 1A)

Mathematics (MATH)

  • MATH 19A (formerly Mathematics 19), Modeling and Differential Equations for the Life Sciences
  • MATH 21A, Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 21B, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)

  • MCB 60, Cellular Biology and Molecular Medicine
  • MCB 63, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • MCB 64, Cell Biology in the World (formerly The Cell Biology of Human Life in the World)
  • MCB 68, Cell Biology Through the Microscope
  • MCB 105, Systems Neuroscience
  • MCB 100, Experimental Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology (conditionally approved if students complete one of the neurobiology projects and email psychology@wjh.harvard.edu to request this count as a related life science course. Students must provide project title in e-mail) (jointly offered with Life Sciences as LS 100, Experimental Research in the Life Sciences)
  • MCB 111, Mathematics in Biology
  • MCB 115, Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function
  • MCB 125, Molecular Basis of Behavior
  • MCB 129, The Brain: Development, Plasticity and Decline
  • MCB 148, The Neurobiology of Pain
  • MCB 170, Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System
  • MCB 186, Sleep and Circadian Clocks: from Biology to Public Health (formerly Circadian Biology: From Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation)
  • [MCB 101, Human Genetics]
  • [MCB 131, Computational Neuroscience]
  • [MCB 145 (formerly Neurobiology 95HFB), Neurobiology of Perception and Decision-Making]
  • [MCB 146 (formerly Neurobiology 95C), Experience-Based Brain Development: Causes and Consequences]

Neuroscience (NEURO) (Department of Neurobiology changed its name to Department of Neuroscience as of 2018-19 academic year)

*Neuroscience offers a few year-long, indivisible courses for 4.00 credits. Students must take both the "A" and "B" versions of these courses before receiving any concentration credit. Version "A" may not be reflected in your Advising Report. Please let your advisor know that you are in Version "A" during your advising meetings so the course can be factored into your discussion.

  • *NEURO 101FA and 101FB (formerly Neurobiology 111A and 111B), Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • *NEURO 101GA and 101GB, Sex and the Brain
  • *NEURO 101JA and 101JB, Maps of the Brain: How We Organize the World
  • *NEURO 101KA and 101KB, The Musical Brain: How the Brain Processes Sound and Creates Music
  • *NEURO 101LA and 101LB, The Neurobiology of Sleep and its Role in Mental Health
  • NEURO 120, Introductory Computational Neuroscience
  • NEURO 130, Visual Recognition: Computational and Biophysical Perspective
  • NEURO 140, Biological and Artificial Intelligence
  • NEURO 143, Neurobiology of Vision and Blindness
  • *[NEURO 101IA and 101IB (formerly Neurobiology 104A and 101B, and Neurobiology 101HFI), The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction]

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB)

  • OEB 10, Foundations of Biological Diversity
  • OEB 50, Genetics and Genomics
  • OEB 53 (formerly Biological Sciences 53), Evolutionary Biology
  • OEB 55 (formerly Biological Sciences 55), Ecology: Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
  • OEB 57 (formerly Biological Sciences 57), Animal Behavior
  • OEB 145, Genes and Behaviors
  • OEB 223, Topics in Neurogenetics
  • [OEB 125, Molecular Ecology and Evolution]

Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB)

  • SCRB 10, Human Development and Regenerative Biology
  • SCRB 140, Developmental and Molecular Basis of Growth and Regeneration
  • SCRB 175, Glucose: From Molecule to Society
  • SCRB 180, Development, Plasticity, and Regeneration in the Mammalian Brain (formerly Repair and Regeneration in the Mammalian Brain)
  • SCRB 190, Understanding Aging: Degeneration, Regeneration, and the Scientific Search for the Fountain of Youth
  • [SCRB 182, Got (New) Brain? Evolution’s Role in Generation and Regenerating the Brain]

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