Biology (BIO)

  • General Biology I

    BIO-111, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

  • General Biology II

    BIO-112, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Spring 2020
    Prerequisites
    Take BIO-111
    No corequisites.

    This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels.

  • Introductory Botany

    BIO-120, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take One: BIO-110 or BIO-111
    No corequisites.

    This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of plants. Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants.

  • Introductory Zoology

    BIO-130, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take One: BIO-110 or BIO-111
    No corequisites.

    This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of major animal phyla. Emphasis is placed on levels of organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and a survey of selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of animal form and function including comparative systems of selected groups.

  • Environmental Biology

    BIO-140, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

  • Environmental Biology Lab

    BIO-140A, Lab: 3, Credits: 1
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take BIO-140

    This course provides a laboratory component to complement BIO 140. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

  • Introductory Life Science

    BIO-160, Lecture: 2, Lab: 2, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces scientific and biological concepts. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, cell division, basic genetic concepts, anatomical terminology, and metric-English measurements and conversions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic chemistry, cell biology, genetic concepts; anatomical terminology; and metric-English measurements and conversions.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

    BIO-168, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

    BIO-169, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Spring 2020
    Prerequisites
    Take BIO-168
    No corequisites.

    This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

  • General Microbiology

    BIO-175, Lecture: 2, Lab: 2, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take One: BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-163, BIO-165, or BIO-168
    No corequisites.

    This course covers principles of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms and human disease. Topics include an overview of microbiology and aspects of medical microbiology, identification and control of pathogens, disease transmission, host resistance, and immunity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of microorganisms and the disease process as well as aseptic and sterile techniques.