Biology (BIO)

(BCS) Biological Clinical Science

Course Information Cr Hrs
Course Information

(BIO) BIOLOGY

Course Information Cr Hrs
BIO-100 Life Science

This course entails a study of the biological principles that apply to all living systems. A survey of living organisms with an emphasis on how life functions on earth and how living things have adapted over time is explored. Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to apply biological principles that are presented in lecture.

4-3-2
BIO-105 Environmental Science

This course provides a study of how human population affects the earth’s ecosystems by its use of earth’s resources and disposal of their waste products. Critical thinking is emphasized.

4-3-2
BIO-135 Nutrition for Living

This course is a survey of human nutrition.  Students will study the different nutrients found in foods, food grouping systems, the human digestive system, body weight maintenance, immunity and disease prevention, nutrition throughout the lifespan and food processing technology.

3-3-0
BIO-142 Essential Biology

This course provides a study of the biological principles that apply to all living systems including ecological principles. In addition, this course provides a survey of living organisms with an emphasis on how life functions on Earth and how living things have adapted over time.

 Prerequisite: BCS 120 or BCS 140.
3-3-0
BIO-160 General Biology I

This course is the first half of a two-semester introductory biology sequence for biology majors and minors. It provides an introduction to the concepts of biological structure and function at the molecular and cellular level, genetics and evolution. Laboratory experiences in the scientific method are performed. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate in the laboratory principles that are presented in lecture.

 Prerequisite: CHM 101 or CHM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
4-3-3
BIO-170 General Biology II

This is the second half of a two-semester biology sequence. This course introduces the student to the biology of organisms including evolutionary history, diversity, structure and function of major taxa and ecology. Laboratory work gives students an opportunity to illustrate the principles that are presented in lecture. Laboratory activities include computer simulations of complex systems and dissection of different organisms.

 Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in BIO 160.
4-3-3
BIO-250 Genetics

This course is an introduction to basic concepts of molecular, Mendelian genetics and an inquiry into the basic processes of evolution. Basic laboratory techniques in genetics will be performed.

 Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in CHM 101 or CHM 111; BIO 100 or BCS 120 or BCS 146 or BCS 150 or BIO 160; and MTH 110.
4-3-3
BIO-275 Environmental Biology

This course entails a study of basic ecological principles with application and relevance to environmental issues. Students will have the opportunity in the laboratory to demonstrate principles presented in lecture.

 Prerequisites: BIO 160 or BIO 170 or concurrent enrollment and grade of “C” or better in CHM 101 or CHM 111.
4-3-3
BIO-290 Co-Operative Ed/Intern/Related Elective

This course provides students with supervised work experience in the major discipline, providing the student with the opportunity to make practical application of the skills and knowledge attained. An individual application and instructional management plan will determine goals.

 Prerequisites: Complete 30 credit hours or more and permission of department chair.
Variable 1-3
BIO-292 General Microbiology

The structure and function of bacteria, viruses and fungi will be explored. The diversity of the microbial world and their role in the environment will also be explored. Students will master basic laboratory techniques in microbiology and have an opportunity to perform some of the more advanced molecular techniques.

  Prerequisite: BIO 250.
5-3-4