Course Info

Thinking of taking BIOG 1500 this semester?

Who said you can’t try before you buy? Stop into one of our lab rooms and experience BIOG 1500 firsthand.  Grab your VR goggles, prep your algal solutions, and take a look from the point of view of our students.

For more information on Cornell University class enrollment, visit this website. 

Important Enrollment FAQ




Important Items You Need:

The texts and technologies required to succeed in this course:

Download the FALL 2019 Syllabus Here

Investigative Biology Laboratory Text – THIS IS THE ONLY REQUIRED TEXT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE. It is available at the Cornell Store. A new edition is published every semester. You will need the most recent edition to complete your assignments; the previous editions will not suffice.

ISBN: 978-1-5339-1632-7



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OPTIONAL     Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 5th edition (McMillan, 2012). This is a very useful tool to support writing papers and developing posters. Highly recommended but not required. 👍


Additional reading resources:

Introductory Statistics




Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.19.08 PM Poll Everywhere classroom response system – available online at Poll Everywhere. The course provides free access to students. No purchase necessary.
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.19.23 PM “R” is a free statistical software that will be needed for data analysis and graphing throughout the semester.   Please download “R” from R Project and R Studio. You will use the Desktop version.
 Canvas & Duo Mobile – You can log in to Canvas using your NetID. You may need to download the Duo Mobile App to authenticate your login. The app is free and compatible with most devices.


Assignment Due Dates:

Please consult pages 9-11 on your syllabus. If you have any questions regarding due dates after reading the syllabus, please email the course account at Thanks!


University Calendar Fall 2019:

Please note that for BIOG 1500, the first day of class is on Tuesday, September 3rd!



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