Biology

Classes

BIO 103 : PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

This is an introductory course for science and non-science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included are the scientific method, basic principles of evolution, and an overview of the diversity of life with emphasis on viruses, prokaryotes, and protists. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

Regular admission status

BIO 104 : PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

This course is an introduction to the basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants and animals and a survey of plant and animal diversity including classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103

BIO 201 : HUMAN A & P I

Human Anatomy and Physiology I covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body, basic principles of chemistry, a study of cells and tissues, metabolism, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and the senses. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103

BIO 202 : HUMAN A & P II

Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is a study of basic nutrition, basic principles of water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, excretory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 & BIO 201

BIO 220 : GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

This course includes historical perspectives, cell structure and function, microbial genetics, infectious diseases, immunology, distribution, physiology, culture, identification, classification, and disease control of microorganisms. The laboratory experience includes micro-techniques, distribution, culture, identification, and control. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 (RECOMMENDED 4 SEMESTER HOURS OF CHEMISTRY)

BIO 230 : HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Human Pathophysiology covers the nature, etiology, prognosis, prevention, and therapeutics of human disease. Lab is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 201, BIO 202 AND BIO 220.