Courses Offered

Courses Offered

100 Level Courses

200 Level Courses

300 Level Courses

400 Level Courses

 

GENERAL BIOLOGY (3) 
This is an introductory course, designed for the nonscientist, in contemporary biology. Lecture.

BIOL 103 HUMAN SEXUAL BIOLOGY (3) 
This course offers a basic study of sexual expression, reproductive anatomy and physiology, conception, prenatal development and birth. Lecture.

BIOL 104 THE HUMAN BODY (3) 
This course examines the human body as a unit, including its tissues, organs, and organ systems. The correlation of function and structure is emphasized. Interrelationships of the parts to each other are explored in the understanding of homeostasis. Lecture.

BIOL 106 PRACTICAL NUTRITION (3) 
This course explores the application of nutritional principles to daily health maintenance as well as conditions that require special diet management. Lecture.

BIOL 130 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I (4) 
This course presents the study of the principles of life. Topics include scientific method, cell chemistry and the cell—its structure, function, metabolism and reproduction, and nucleic acid structure and function. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory.
Pre- or Corequisite: ENGL 101 English Composition I and MATH 112 Intermediate Algebra

BIOL 131 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II (4) 
This is a continuation of BIOL 130. Topics include Mendelian genetics, microbial genetics, chromosomes and sex determination, origin of life, evolution, and an overview of microorganisms, fungi, animals and plants. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIOL 130 Principles of Biology I

BIOLOGY OF THE ENVIRONMENT (3) 
This course offers a study of the relationship between humans and their environment. Basic ecological concepts are developed in lectures and applied in fieldwork. Lecture.

BIOL 206 LIFE IN THE SEA (3) 
This course offers an introduction to plants and animals found in the sea and life processes of the seashore and open ocean. Lecture.

BIOL 230 CELL BIOLOGY (4) 
This is an introduction to the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The course offers an overview of the organization, physiology and reproduction of cells. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 231 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (4) 
This course studies the major steps in chordate evolution through a comparison of structure, function, and adaptation in selected chordates. Emphasis is placed on vertebrates. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory.
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 232 INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4) 
This course examines the anatomy and physiology of invertebrates. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory/Field trips. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 233 PRINCIPLES OF BOTANY (4) 
This is a study of the structure, development and life cycles of algae and plants with emphasis on adaptations to the environment and evolutionary trends and relationships. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 236 PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4) 
This course is a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. This is a required course for medical technology students and is recommended for nursing and paramedical students. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 237 PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY  AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4) 
This is a continuation of BIOL 236 and includes the digestive, excretory, reproductive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. 
Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II, BIOL 236 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 252 EVOLUTION (3) 
This course explores the major concepts of evolution, the foundation that supports all of biology, and the experimental and analytical methods used to study evolutionary change. Lecture. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 131 Principles of Biology II

GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY (4) 
General Physiology is an integrated study of the mechanism of biological control and coordinated body function in vertebrates. 
Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 302 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (4) 
Plant Physiology is a study of maintenance, growth, and reproduction in plants. Laboratories include techniques used in matter and energy relationships in plants. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 303 MICROBIOLOGY (4) 
This course is a survey of microorganisms with emphasis on the bacteria and applications of microbiology. Laboratories stress isolation, cultivation, biochemical, and identification techniques of selected bacteria and other microorganisms. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory 

BIOL 304 GENETICS (4) 
This course studies the principles of inheritance including transmission genetics, the biochemical basis of inheritance, gene expression and regulation and mutation. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory 

BIOL 305 HISTOLOGY (4) 
This course examines the microscopic anatomy of the vertebrate animal, with particular emphasis on the human. A consideration of cell structure and an overview of the basic tissues serve as the basis for the analysis of the organ systems. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 231 Comparative Anatomy or BIOL236 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 308 PLANT TAXONOMY (4) 
Plant Taxonomy is the study of the diversity of plants and their identification, nomenclature, classification and evolution. Activities include field collection and the preparation of a herbarium. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory/Field trips. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology II, BIOL 233 Principles of Botany

BIOL 350 BIOLOGY RESEARCH (2) 
This is a course individually designed to provide the undergraduate training in biological research. A project is undertaken under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. Written reports and a final paper are required. 
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, approval of the chairperson, and junior or senior status 

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (4) 
This course studies the fundamental concepts underlying the process of development in animals. Patterns and processes of early development as well as the mechanisms of cell differentiation are covered. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 231 Comparative Anatomy or BIOL 237 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 402 ECOLOGY (4) 
This course deals with general ecological concepts relevant to all habitats. Emphasis is on field study of biotic communities in various habitats. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory/Field Trips. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory, INTD 180 Computer Tools for Science & Math or MATH 140 Statistics I or MATH 190 Calculus I or PSYC 230 Statistics in the Social Sciences

BIOL 403 RADIATION BIOLOGY (4) 
This course studies the biological effects of ionizing radiations. Laboratories include work with radionuclides and the effects of radiation on plants and animals. Lecture/ Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory, PHYS 130 College Physics I

BIOL 404 IMMUNOLOGY (3) 
This course presents the study of mammalian immune system and immune response to infection, with particular emphasis on the human. An overview of immune cells, tissues and organs leads to a detailed discussion of the functions of each type of immune molecule and cell. The immune responses to infectious disease and cancer are examined, along with consideration of immune diseases. Lecture. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, and BIOL 237 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I or BIOL 301 General Physiology or BIOL 303 Microbiology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II and CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 405 ETHOLOGY (4) 
This course is a comparative study of the behavior of animals with emphasis on the structure, temporal sequence, and physiological basis of behavior. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory/Field Trips. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 231 Comparative Anatomy or BIOL 301 General Physiology, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 406 MOLECULAR GENETICS (4) 
This course examines the physical and biological properties of nucleic acids. DNA replication, gene expression, recombination, mutation and DNA repair are presented. The laboratory component introduces students to the basic techniques of recombinant DNA technology. Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 304 Genetics or CHEM 307 Biochemistry I, CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory 

BIOL 418 SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (4) 
This hands-on course offers the theory and practical applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) in biological research, especially in examining surface features of cells, tissues, and non-biological materials.  Students will develop set of skills in SEM imaging and sample preparation.   Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 303 Microbiology or BIOL 305 Histology; CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 419 TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (4) 
This hands-on course offers the theory and practical applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) in biological research, especially in examining cellular ultrastructure. Students will develop skills in imaging and operation of the TEM to achieve optimum performance.   Lecture/Recitation/Laboratory. 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 Cell Biology, BIOL 303 Microbiology or BIOL 305 Histology; CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

BIOL 440 BIOLOGY SEMINAR (1) 
This capstone course assesses students’ abilities to undertake scientific communication. Each student selects a topic in contemporary biological or medical science for research and presentation in oral and written forms. Discussion.

Prerequisites: Completion of five or more Biology courses at the 200-level or higher, and  senior status

BIOL 450 BIOLOGY RESEARCH (3) 
This is a course individually designed to provide the undergraduate training in biological research. A project is undertaken under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. Written reports and a final paper are required. 
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, approval of the chairperson, and junior or senior status 

BIOL 454 PROFESSORIAL ASSISTANT (3) 
This is an individual program arranged as a contract between student and professor. Working closely with the professor, students gain knowledge of and experience in various aspects of college teaching. 
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and approval of the chairperson, and sophomore, junior, or senior status.  Student must have completed the supervised course previously with at least a grade of "B".

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