Upper-level Courses

Upper-level courses in the life sciences delve into topics in more depth.  These classes typically emphasize reading and analyzing the primary literature, and many include writing and speaking components.  For example, you might write a grant proposal to investigate an intriguing scientific question, and you might give a presentation in which you explain a recent scientific discovery to your classmates.

In addition to life sciences courses offered in Cambridge, some students enroll in courses offered through the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School.  Travel to the HMS campus is often required for those courses; a free shuttle is available.