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 the 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 survey of viruses, prokaryotes, and the protists.  A 120-minute laboratory is required.

hours

4

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology II

This course is an introduction to the the basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants, fungi, and animals and a survey of plant, fungi, and animal diversity including classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction.  A 180-minute laboratory is required. 

hours

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103

BIO 120 : Medical Terminology

This course is a survey of words, terms, and descriptions commonly used in medical arts. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, and meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and roots.  No laboratory is required. 

hours

3

BIO 150 : Human Biology

This course serves as an introduction to the structure, function, and pathology of the human body. The emphasis is on the basic anatomy of all systems, basic physiology, and the various terms related to pathology. No laboratory is required.

hours

3

BIO 201 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body; a study of cells and tissues, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and the senses.  Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience.  A 120-minute laboratory is required. 

hours

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103; speak with Advisor

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is the study of basic nutrition and metabolism; basic principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance; and the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.  

hours

4

Prerequisites

BIO 201 (Please speak with Advisor)

BIO 206 : Human Anatomy

This course covers the basic structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the structure of the organ systems, cells, and tissues. Mammalian dissection and histological studies are featured in the required laboratory.

hours

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 (Please speak with Advisor)

BIO 220 : General Microbiology

This course covers the fundamental principles of microbiology, which includes the characteristics of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses; cell functions; chemical and physical control methods of microbial growth; and interactions between microbes and humans in relation to pathology, immunology, and the role of normal biota. The laboratory experience focuses on microbiological techniques including culturing, microscopy, staining, identification, and control of microorganisms. Two 120-minute laboratories are required.

hours

4

Prerequisites

[Recommended 4 semester hours of Chemistry]

BIO 250 : Directed Studies in Biology I

This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor.  Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class.  Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.

hours

1 - 4

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

BIO 271 : Human Gross Anatomy/Pathophysiology

This course uses a system by system approach to discuss the manifestations, terminology, diagnosis, and mechanisms of disease. Human cadaver dissection is used to gain an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. A 180-minute laboratory is required.

hours

4

Prerequisites

BIO 201 and permission of instructor.