All of the Departments come together to provide an integrated course in Biology for first and second year students through the Course TR071. At Trinity College there is no single department of Biology; rather Biology is divided up into a number of disciplines or subject areas dealt with by the departments of Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology and Zoology.
In the second year, students intending to continue in the biological area choose from a list of 10 biology and other science modules. The staff of the Botany Department contribute extensively to the Freshman Biology courses in both lectures and practicals. They also organise field excursions. Professor Trevor Hodkinson also has the main responsibility for the Botany contributions to Freshman Biology teaching.