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University of Tennessee Division of Biology

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Welcome to the Division of Biology!

The Division of Biology grants undergraduate degrees in biology with concentrations in the following areas:

There are also graduate degrees offered in BCMB, EEB, and Microbiology, as well as the graduate program in life sciences – School of Genome Science and Technology (GST).

Introductory biology courses for non-majors (Biology 101/102 or 111/112) and for majors (Biology 111/112, 130/140, 240 and 250) are managed by General Biology. Majors must complete a core set of courses through General Biology for advancement to most upper-level departmental courses.

Want to declare a biology major, or have advising questions? See the link to undergraduate requirements on the upper left of this page. If you are not yet eligible to declare your major but still have questions or need to be advised, contact the Biology Advising Center (Shanna Pendergrast, 404 Hesler, 865-974-6868, If you meet the requirements and are ready to declare your major, contact Dr. James Caponetti (410 Hesler, 865-974-0365,

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