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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Biology-related courses

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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

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

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 Bio ResearchIthaca
ANTHR 1300 Human Evolution: Genes, Behavior, and the Fossil Recordonline
ANTHR 3305 Anthropology of Parentingonline
BIOG 1009 Prefreshman Summer Program in BiologyIthaca
BIOG 1440 Introduction to Comparative PhysiologyIthaca
BIOG 1500 Investigative Biology LaboratoryIthaca
BIOG 2000 Special Studies in BiologyIthaca
BIOMG 2800 Lectures in Genetics and GenomicsIthaca
BIOMG 2801 Laboratory in Genetics and GenomicsIthaca
BIOMG 3330 Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, & Molecular BiologyIthaca
BIOMI 2900 General Microbiology LecturesIthaca
BIONB 2210 Neurobiology and Behavior I: Introduction to BehaviorIthaca
BIONB 2220 Neurobiology and Behavior II: Introduction to NeuroscienceIthaca
BIONB 3290 Field Animal BehaviorU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1500 Investigative Marine Biology LaboratoryU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1620 Marine Environmental ScienceU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1650 Introduction to Marine Mammal BiologyU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1780 Evolution and Marine DiversityU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3210 Anatomy and Function of Marine VertebratesU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3290 Field Animal BehaviorU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3650 Underwater ResearchU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3830 Field Marine Invertebrate BiologyU.S. (east)
Cornell Institute for Biology TeachersIthaca
Marine Science - Shoals Marine LaboratoryU.S. (east)
PLBIO 2400 Green World/Blue PlanetIthaca
PLBIO 2450 Plant BiologyIthaca
Satellite Remote Sensing Training for Biological OceanographersIthaca

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 Recordonline
BIOMS 1310 Parasites as Literary Protagonists-Mind Control, Emasculation, and Egg Sacksonline
BIOMS 1311 Paleoparasitology of Egypt and North Africa
EAS 1109 Dinosaurs!online


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Season: winter