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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Biology-related courses

Cornell's Adult University

Adult and youth programs--travel around the world or have an education vacation on the beautiful Cornell campus--led by some of our most distinguished faculty!

Magical Mushrooms and Mischievous MoldsIthaca
Taking Flight: An Introduction to the World of Birds
What Your Genes Can Tell You and Why It MattersIthaca
What Your Genes Can Tell You and Why It Matters

Professional Studies

Intensive learning experiences for students, professionals, and executives year-round, all drawing on Cornells renowned resources and faculty.

Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience (CUVEE)

Summer College for High School Students

Offers talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to experience the excitement of college life, take university courses, work with renowned faculty, earn college credit, explore majors and careers, and make friends from around the world.

ANTHR 1300 Human Evolution: Genes, Behavior, and the Fossil Recordonline
Biological Research and the Health ProfessionsIthaca
Body, Mind, and HealthIthaca
Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) Ithaca
Veterinary Medicine: Conservation MedicineIthaca

Summer Session

Study with renowned faculty, earn credits, gain valuable skills, and complete requirements--on campus, online, or around the world.

ALS 1140: Explorations in Biology Research and Health Professions
ANSC 1120: Sustainable Animal Husbandry
BEE 3310: Bio-Fluid Mechanics
BEE 3500: Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Engineering
BIOEE 2070: Evolution
BIOG 1009: Prefreshman Summer Program in Biology
BIOG 1440: Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology
BIOG 1500: Investigative Biology Laboratory
BIOG 2000: Special Studies in Biology
BIOG 3500: Introduction to Applied Science Communication: Digital Platforms and Public Engagement
BIOMG 1350: Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology
BIOMG 2800: Lectures in Genetics and Genomics
BIOMG 2801: Laboratory in Genetics and GenomicsIthaca
BIOMG 3330: Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, & Molecular Biology
BIOMI 2600: Microbiology of Human Contagious Diseases
BIOMI 2910 General Microbiology LaboratoryIthaca
BIOMS 1311 Paleoparasitology of Egypt and North Africaonline
BIONB 2210: Neurobiology and Behavior I: Introduction to Behavior
BIONB 2220: Neurobiology and Behavior II: Introduction to Neuroscienceonline
BIOSM 1500: Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory
BIOSM 1551 Introduction to Oceanography Lab at ShoalsU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1610: Ecology and Marine Environment
BIOSM 1620: Marine Environmental Science
BIOSM 1640: Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, & Rays
BIOSM 1650: Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology
BIOSM 1780: Evolution and Marine Diversity
BIOSM 2300: Examining Marine Climate Change
BIOSM 2500: Coastal Habitat Field Res Methods
BIOSM 2770 Introduction to Marine Conservation BiologyU.S. (east)
BIOSM 2800: Sustainable Fisheries
BIOSM 3210: Anatomy and Function of Marine VertebratesU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3330: Marine Parasitology and Disease
BIOSM 3500: Science Communication in Coastal and Marine Environments: Digital Platforms & Public Engagement
BIOSM 3650: Underwater Research
BIOSM 3740: Field Ornithology
BIOSM 4450: Forensic Science Wildlife
BIOSM 4650: The Biology, Evolution, and Conservation of Sharks and Their Allies
BIOSM 4720: Genetics of Marine Diversity
BIOSM 4990: Research in Biology
BSOC 2071: Introduction to the History of Medicine
COGST 2230: Introduction to Biopsychology
EAS 1551 Introduction to Oceanography Lab at ShoalsU.S. (east)
HD 1170: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
HIST 2710: Introduction to the History of Medicine
HIST 2820: Science in Western Civilization
Marine Science - Shoals Marine LaboratoryU.S. (east)
PLBIO 2400: Green World/Blue Planetonline
PLBIO 2450: Plant Biology
PSYCH 2230: Introduction to Biopsychology
SPAN 2097: Monologue:Being in the World
STS 2071: Introduction to the History of Medicine
STS 2871: Evolution
UNIV 3090: Academic Support - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Winter Session

Earn up to four credits in just three weeks--either on campus or online, reduce your course load, benefit from small classes, and immerse yourself in a subject. You can also work closely with your professor and receive more individualized attention.

ANTHR 1300: Human Evolution: Genes, Behavior, and the Fossil Record
PLBIO 2400: Green World/Blue Planet


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