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The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: Science Core Subjects - Biology

The Biology Department does not accept outside credit for any of its introductory subjects. Credit for any of the 7.01x Introductory Biology subjects can only be obtained by:

  1. Taking and passing the Biology Advanced Standing Exam on Friday, August 29 (~10% pass rate). Results posted in Online Freshman Advising folder by Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  2. Taking and passing one of the 5 versions of 7.01x, below.

7.01x comes in five versions. All five versions cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology; the differences lie in their approaches to the subject matter. Descriptions are available on the MIT Subject Listing

Freshman Advising Notes: