IB Courses by Group

Below you'll find a listing of IB courses by group designation. 

Please note:

  • This course list is subject to change. For a list of the department's current course offerings, please visit the Online Schedule of Classes.
  • Course descriptions are available at the Berkeley Academic Guide
  • Courses with the ++ designation can count toward both a group and lab requirement. 
  1. IB Lower Division Courses offered by IB Dept (not necessarily pre-requisites for IB Major
    Course Lists:
  2. Requirement Group A: Evolution & Genetics
  3. Requirement Group B: Ecology, Behavior & Diversity
  4. Requirement Group C: Structure, Function & Human Health
  5. Lab Requirement

Lower Division Courses - NOT necessarily pre-requisites for the IB Major

Course Number Units Title (syllabus) Semester Expected
Bio 1B 4 General Biology Lecture and Lab (syllabus) Fall, Spring, & Summer
IB C13 4 Origins Fall - Even yrs
Bio 11/L 3/2 Intro to the Science of Living Organisms Not currently offered
IB 31 3 Animal Biology: A Behavioral View (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB C32 3 Bioinspired Design (syllabus) Spring
IB 35AC 3 Human Biological Variation (syllabus) Fall
IB 39C 2 Topics in Integrative Biology - Vet. Medicine Not currently offered
IB 77A 1 Integrative Human Biology Fall
IB 77B 1 Integrative Human Biology Spring
IB C82 2 Introduction to Oceans Fall
IB C96 1 Studying the Biological Sciences (BSP) Fall
IB 98/198 2 Integrative Medicine deCal Spring

 

Requirement Group A: Evolution & Genetics

Course Number Units Title Semester Expected
IB 141 3 Human Genetics (syllabus) Summer
IB 160 4 Evolution (syllabus) Fall
IB 161 4 Population & Evolutionary Genetics (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 162 4 Ecological Genetics (syllabus) Fall - Even yrs
IB 163 3 Molecular Evolution Not currently offered
IB 164 4 Human Genetics & Genomics (syllabus) Fall
IB 167 4 From Genes to Fossils (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 169 4 Evolutionary Medicine (syllabus) Spring
IB 172 4 Coevolution: From Genes to Ecosystems (syllabus) Spring 

 

Requirement Group B: Ecology, Behavior & Diversity

Course Number Units Title Semester Expected
IB 102LF++ 4 California Plants (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 103LF++ 5 Invertebrate Zoology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 104LF++ 5 Natural History of Vertebrates (syllabus) Spring
IB C107L++ 4 Principles of Plant Morphology Fall
IB C110L++ 4 Biology of Fungi with Laboratory Fall - Even yrs
IB 113L++ 4 Paleobiology: Ecology & Evolution (syllabus) Spring
IB 114 4 Infectious Disease Dynamics (syllabus) Spring
IB C144 4 Animal Behavior (syllabus) Fall
IB 146LF++ 5 Behavioral Ecology (Lecture syllabus; Lab syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 151 4 Plant Physiological Ecology (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 152 4 Environmental Toxicology (syllabus) Not currently offered
IB 153 3 Ecology (syllabus) Fall
IB 154 3 Plant Ecology (syllabus) Fall - Odd yrs
IB C155 3 Holocene Paleoecology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB C156 4 Conservation Biology (syllabus) Fall & Summer
IB 157LF++ 4 Ecosystems of California (syllabus) Fall
IB 158LF++ 13 Biology & Geomorphology of Tropical Islands (syllabus) Fall
IB 159 3 The Living Planet (syllabus) Fall - Odd yrs
IB 162 4 Ecological Genetics (syllabus) Fall - Even yrs
IB 166 4 Evolutionary Biogeography (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 167 4 From Genes to Fossils (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 168L++ 4 Systematics of Vascular Plants (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 170LF++ 3 Population and Community Ecology Lab Spring - Odd yrs
IB C171 3 Freshwater Ecology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 173LF++ 5 Mammalogy (syllabus) Fall - Even yrs
IB 174LF++ 4 Ornithology (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 175LF++ 4 Herpetology (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB C176L++ 3 Fish Ecology (syllabus) Spring
IB 181L++ 4 Paleobotany (syllabus) TBD
IB 183L++ 4 Evolution of Vertebrates (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB C185L++ 5 Human Paleontology (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB C187 3 Human Biogeography of the Pacific (syllabus) Not currently offered

 

Requirement Group C: Structure, Function & Human Health

Course Number Units Title Semester Expected
IB 114 4 Infectious Disease Dynamics (syllabus) Spring
IB 115 4 Intro to Systems in Biology & Medicine  Not currently offered
IB 116L++ 4 Medical Parasitology (syllabus) Summer
IB 117 2 Medical Ethnobotany (syllabus) Fall
IB 118 4 Host-Pathogen Interactions: Transdiscipline (syllabus) Fall
IB 123AL++ 5 Exercise and Environmental Physiology (syllabus) Fall
IB C125L++ 4 Intro to Biomechanics & Human Movement (syllabus) Fall
IB 127L++ 3 Motor Control (syllabus) Nocurrently offered
IB 128 3 Sports Medicine (syllabus) Summer
IB C129L++ 3 Physiology Assessment (syllabus) Spring
IB C130 4 Human Fertility  Not currently offered
IB 131 3 General Human Anatomy (syllabus) Fall & Summer
IB 132 4 Survey of Human Physiology (syllabus) Spring & Summer
IB 135 4 Mechanics of Organisms (syllabus) Spring - Even Yrs
IB 136 4 The Biology of Sex Fall - Even Yrs
IB 137 4 Human Endocrinology (syllabus) Fall
IB 138 4 Comparative Endocrinology (syllabus) Spring
IB 139 4 The Biology of Stress (syllabus) Fall
IB 140 4 Human Reproduction (syllabus) Spring & Summer
IB C142L++ 6 Human Osteology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB C143A 3 Biological Clocks (syllabus) Even Fall
IB C143B 3 Hormones and Behavior (syllabus) Spring
IB 148 3 Comparative Animal Physiology (syllabus) Fall - Even yrs
IB 150 3 Evolutionary Environmental Physiology (syllabus) Spring
IB 151 4 Plant Physiological Ecology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 184L++ 4 Morphology of Vertebrate Skeleton (syllabus) Spring - Odd Yrs

 

Courses Acceptable for IB Lab or Field Lab (LF) Requirement

Course Number Units Title Expected Semester
IB 102LF++ 4 California Plants (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 103LF++ 5 Invertebrate Zoology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 104LF++ 5 Natural History of Vertebrates (syllabus) Spring
IB C107L++ 4 Principles of Plant Morphology Fall
IBI C110L++ 3 Biology of Fungi with Laboratory Fall - Even yrs
IB 113L++ 4 Paleobiology: Ecology and Evolution Spring
IB 116L++ 4 Medical Parasitology (syllabus) Summer
IB 117LF 2 Medical Ethnobotany Lab (syllabus) Fall
IB 123AL++ 5 Exercise and Environmental Physiology  with Laboratory (syllabus) Fall
IB C125L++ 4 Intro to Biomechanics and Human Movement (syllabus) Fall
IB 127L++ 3 Motor Control (syllabus) No longer offered
IB C129L++ 3 Physiology Assessment (syllabus) Spring
IB 131L 2 Human Anatomy Lab (syllabus) Fall & Summer
IB 132L 2 Human/Mammalian Physiology Lab Spring & Summer
IB C135L 3 Mechanisms of Organisms Lab (syllabus) Not currently offered
IB C142L++ 6 Human Osteology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 146LF++ 5 Behavioral Ecology Lecture and Lab (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 151L 2 Plant Physiological Ecology (syllabus) Spring - Even yrs
IB 154L 2 Plant Ecology Lab (syllabus) Fall - Odd yrs
IB 157LF++ 4 Ecosystems of California (syllabus) Fall
IB C158LF++ 13 Biology & Geomorphology of Tropical Islands (syllabus) Fall
IB 168L++ 4 Systematics of Vascular Plants (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 170LF++ 3 Population and Community Ecology Lab Spring - Odd yrs
IB 173LF++ 5 Mammalogy Lecture & Laboratory (syllabus) Fall - Even yrs
IB 174LF++ 4 Ornithology Lecture & Laboratory (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB 175LF++ 4 Herpetology Lecture & Laboratory (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB C176L++ 3 Fish Ecology (syllabus) Spring 
IB 181L++ 4 Paleobotany (syllabus) TBD
IB 183L++ 4 Evolution of Vertebrates Lecture and Laboratory (syllabus) Spring - Odds yrs
IB 184L++ 4 Morphology of Vertebrate Skeleton Lecture and Laboratory (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs
IB C185L++ 5 Human Paleontology (syllabus) Spring - Odd yrs