School of Integrative Biology

School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses

All IB Courses

The list below shows all courses offered by SIB or by other departments with an SIB cross-listing, both graduate and undergraduate, in numerical order. Courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level may be taken for credit by undergraduate students only. (Graduate students may enroll but will not receive academic credit for the courses.) Courses at the 400 level may be taken for credit by both graduate and undergraduate students. Courses at the 500 level may be taken by graduate students only. For courses that offer graduate credit, graduate students earn 1/4 unit credit per hour of listed credit.

*Please note the far right column which indicates whether the course is approved for advanced IB credit for undergraduate students*

Use the menu at the left to view a list of courses that fill area requirements for the undergraduate major or a list of additional approved courses for the IB major. Also at the left is a list of advanced courses on a two-year schedule.

Other University of Illinois information about courses, including current class schedules and catalogs of all available UI courses, may be found on the University of Illinois web site.

*All syllabi are from previous semesters and should be used as a guideline of topics covered in a couse.  They are NOT intended to be used for current semesters.

Course No.Cross-listCourse TitleCredit (hours) Semester OfferedIB Area or Additional Courses1
IB 100   Biological Sciences 3

fall, spring 

 
IB 100 ONL   Biological Sciences 3

fall, spring

online

 
IB 103   Introduction to Plant Biology 4 spring  
IB 104   Animal Biology
(involves vertebrate dissection in some labs)
4 fall  
IB 105   Environmental Biology 3

fall and spring

face to face

 
IB 105 ONL Summer
Fall
  Environmental Biology 3

fall, spring online

 
IB 106

ESES 126

GEOL 106

Extinction: Dinosaurs to Dodos 3 fall  
IB 107   Global Warming, Biofuels, Food 3 fall  
IB 109  

Insects and People
(lecture only - 3,

with lab - 4)

3 or 4 spring  
IB 150   Organismal & Evolutionary Biol

Integrative Biology Merit Program for Emerging Scholars
4

fall and spring

face to face

 
IB 150   Organismal & Evolutionary Biol 4

summer 2013

online

 
IB 151   Organismal & Evol Biol Lab 1 fall and spring  
IB 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar 0 to 5 variable  
IB 202  

Anatomy and Physiology
(involves vertebrate dissection in some labs)

 

Integrative Biology Merit Program for Emerging Scholars

4 spring  
IB 203  

Ecology

 

Integrative Biology Merit Program for Emerging Scholars

4 fall Meets Advanced Composition Requirement
IB 204  

Genetics
(lecture only - 3,
with lab - 4)

 

Integrative Biology Merit Program for Emerging Scholars

3 or 4 fall  
IB 220

CPSC 270

NRES 270

Applied Entomology 3 fall  
IB 270   Evolution of Molecules and Cells
(IB Honors students only)
5 fall  
IB 271   Organismal Biology
(involves vertebrate dissection in some labs; IB Honors students only)
5 spring Meets Advanced Composition Requirement
IB 299   Undergraduate Special Course 0 to 5 variable  
IB 302   Evolution 4 spring  
IB 329

ANSC 366

ANTH 342

Animal Behavior

3 spring A2
IB 335   Systematics of Plants* 4 spring A1
IB 348 NRES 348 Fish and Wildlife Ecology 3 fall AA
IB 360

ANTH

360

Evolution and Human Health 3 fall A1
IB 361 ANTH
361
Ecology and Human Health 3 spring A2
IB 363 ANTH 378 Plants and Their Uses 3

 spring

 
IB 364   Bioinformatics & Human Genome 3

spring f2f

summer online

AA
IB 368 NRES 368 Vertebrate Natural History* 4 fall A1
IB 372   Ecology and Evolution
(IB Honors students only)
5 fall  
IB 390   Introductory Research 1 to 5 fall and spring  
IB 401  

Introduction to Entomology*

(Insect collection for 4 hrs)

3 or 4 fall A1
IB 403 ANTH 446 Behavioral Inference & Fossils 3(U) - 4(G) not to be offered in the near future AA (beginning Fall 14)
IB 405   Ecological Genetics 3

spring, odd years

A2
IB 406   Evolution of Adaptive Systems 3 fall A1
IB 411   Bioinspiration 3 fall AA
IB 416 ANSC 446 Population Genetics 3 or 4 spring AA
IB 420 CPSC 484 Plant Physiology 3 spring A3
IB 421

BIOP 432

CPSC 489

Photosynthesis 3 fall (alternate odd years) AA
IB 424   Plant Development 3 fall, odd years A3
IB 426   Env and Evol Physl of Animals 3 fall (not to be offered fall 2014) A3
IB 427   Insect Physiology* 4 spring, even years A3
IB 428 ANTH 443 Primate Form and Behavior 3(U) - 4(G) not to be offered in the near future AA (beginning Fall 14)  
IB 430   Animal Behavior Lab 3 fall  
IB 431   Behavioral Ecology 3 fall, odd years A2
IB 432 ANTH 432
NEUR 432
PSYC 432
Genes and Behavior 3 spring A2
IB 433 ANTH 434 Comparative Anatomy*
(involves vertebrate dissection in some labs)
5 spring A1
IB 437 ANTH 437 Primate Behavioral Endocrinology 3(U) - 4(G) not to be offered in the near future AA (beginning Fall 14)  
IB 439 ANTH 436
ESES 439
GEOG 436
NRES 441
Biogeography 3 spring, even years A2
IB 440 CPSC 431
NRES 431
Plants and Global Change 3 spring, odd years A2
IB 443   Evolutionary Ecology 3 fall, odd years A2
IB 444   Insect Ecology *
(lecture only - 3,
with lab - 4)
3 or 4 fall, even years A2
IB 445   Chemical Ecology 3 not to be offered in the near future A2
IB 447   Field Ecology 1 spring  
IB 449   Limnology (Aquatic Ecology)*
(lecture only - 3,
with lab - 4)
3 or 4 fall, odd years A2
IB 450 CEE 432 Stream Ecology 3 not to be offered in the near future AA (beginning Fall 14)  
IB 451 CPSC 436
ENVS 420
Conservation Biology* 4 spring, odd years A2
IB 452

NRES 462

ESE 452

Ecosystem Ecology 3 fall, odd years A2
IB 453 NRES 452 Community Ecology 3 fall, even years A2
IB 461 NRES 461 Ornithology (Birds)* 4 spring A1
IB 462   Mammalogy (Mammals)*
(involves vertebrate dissection in some labs)
4 fall, odd years A1
IB 463   Ichthyology (Fishes)* 4 fall, even years A1
IB 464   Herpetology (Reptiles/Amphibians)* 4

not to be offered in the near future

A1
IB 467   Principles of Systematics* 4 fall, odd years AA
IB 468   Insect Classification and Evol* 4 fall, odd years AA
IB 471   General Mycology (Fungi)* 4 fall, even years A1
IB 472 CPSC 462 Plant Molecular Biology 1 fall (1st half), even years A3
IB 473 CPSC 467 Plant Genomics 1 fall (2nd half), even years A3
IB 474 CPSC 468 Plant Proteomics-Metabolomics 1 fall even years A3
IB 477 CPSC 466 Genomics for Plant Improvement 3 fall  AA (beginning Fall 14) 
IB 478 CPSC 452 Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics 3 fall  AA (beginning Fall 14) 
IB 481   Biology of Disease Vectors* 4 spring, even years A2
IB 482 CPSC 479 Insect Pest Management* 3 fall, odd years A2
IB 483 CPSC 475
NRES 443
Insect Pathology 4 spring 2nd 8 weeks odd years  
IB 485

CHLH 461

ENVS 431

Environ Toxicology & Health 3 spring A2
IB 486

ENVS 433

VB 434

Pesticide Toxicology 3(U) - 4(G) spring, odd years A2
IB 487 ANSC 448
STAT 458
Math Modeling in Life Sciences 3 or 4 spring  AA (beginning Fall 14) 
IB 488

ATMS 422

GEOL 488

NRES 478 

Environmental Stable Isotopes 3 spring odd AA
IB 489   Undergraduate Research Abroad 1 to 4 (U)    
IB 490   Independent Study 1 to 5 fall, spring, and summer  
IB 491 ANSC 449
CPSC 448
GEOG 468
Biological Modeling 3(U) -  4(G) fall AA (beginning Fall 14)  
IB 495 PHIL 473 Philosophy of Biology 3(U) - 4(G) not to be offered in the near future AA (beginning Fall 14)  
IB 496   Special Courses

1 to 5(U)or
1 to 4(G)

See Special Courses website  
IB 503   Methods/Application in Biotechnology 3 spring  
IB 504   Genomic Analysis of Insects 3 spring, odd years  
IB 505 CPSC 567 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 4 spring, odd years  
IB 506 ANSC 542 CPSC 569 Applied Bioinformatics 4 spring, even years  
IB 507

ANSC 545

Statistical Genomics 3 or 4 spring  
IB 508 PATH 528 Multivariate Biostatistics 4    
IB 509 NRES 509 Statistical Modeling 4    
IB 510   Discussions in Plant Biology 0 or 1 fall and spring  
IB 513   Disc in Plant Physiology 1 fall and spring  
IB 516 NRES 516 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry 4 spring, odd years  
IB 518   Disc in Plant Ecol 1 fall and spring  
IB 519   Disc in Photosynthesis 0 or 1 fall and spring  
IB 524 CPSC 588
HORT 588
Plant Biochemistry 4 fall  
IB 526   Seminar in Entomology 0 or 1 fall and spring  
IB 542 CPSC 538 Environmental Plant Physiology 4 not to be offered in fall 2014  
IB 543 ANTH 543 Seminar in Primate Ecology 2 or 4 fall, even years  
IB 545   Fish and Wildlife Ecol Seminar 2    
IB 546   Topics in Ecology & Evolution 1 fall and spring  
IB 574

CPSC 574

NRES 574

Insect Resistance Management 2 not to be offered in the near future  
IB 590   Individual Topics 2 to 12 fall, spring, summer  
BIOL 599   Thesis Research 0 to 16 fall, spring, summer  
ENT 599   Thesis Research 0 to 16 fall, spring, summer  
PBIO 599   Thesis Research 0 to 16 fall, spring, summer  

1IB Area Approved or Additional Approved Courses as it relates to the undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology.
A1 = Area I course (Organismal & Evolutionary Biology),
A2 = Area II course (Behavior, Ecology & the Environment),
A3 = Area III course (Integrative Anatomy, Physiology, & Molecular Biology), and
AA = additional approved IB course.

* indicates a laboratory or field component.

# (G) = graduate credit, (U) = undergraduate credit