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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Graduate Courses & Seminars


Courses are required to bring all students to a high level of expertise in their chosen field.  Required coursework is generally completed by the end of the second year.

The IU Schedule of Classes lists courses offered this semester and the upcoming semester. 

For a listing of required and optional Biology graduate courses offered regularly or periodically, refer to the Biology Graduate Bulletin for Biology, or the relevant program bulletin:


A major part of the life of any scientific institution is the sharing of information through formal and informal seminars.  The many seminar series sponsored by the EEB, GCDB, and Microbiology programs provide exposure to a wide range of research problems and approaches.

Seminar series:
Student talks:
  • Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior brown bag talks (Tuesdays at 11:30am in Jordan 248 [Cleland Room])
  • Microbiology research/journal club (Fridays at 12:20pm in Simon 001)
  • Chromosome and Genome Biology Research Group (fall semester, every other Tuesday at 12:15pm in Jordan 001)
  • Other discussion groups and journal clubs
Named lectures:
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