Courses for Biology Majors

 General Biology Track

  • Biology 211/Majors Cellular Biology:  Examines the cell as the basic unit of life. Topics covered include: the function of cell organelles, metabolic processes, cell division signaling, the genetics of individuals and populations. For life science majors and allied health students. Laboratory class. Previously BIOSC 201. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 with 2.0 or better. ENGL& 101 recommended. Student option grading.

  • Biology 212/Majors Animal Biology:  A survey of animals involving a study of the identification structure and function. Evolution, embryology, and ecology of the kingdom is included. The emphasis is on the phylogenetic relationships among animals and the ecological relationships within the kingdom. Laboratory class. Previously BIOSC 202. Prerequisites: BIOL& 211. Student option grading.

  • Biology 213/Majors Plant Biology:  Survey of major taxonomic groups Fungi, Protista and Plantae. Study of morphology, physiology and reproductive patterns and evolutionary relationships. Origins of life, development of ecosystems, succession and features of the major terrestrial biomes. Laboratory class. Previously BIOSC 203. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 in BIOL& 211, or permission. Student option grading.

Anatomy and Physiology Track

  • Biology 231/Human Anatomy:  Understanding the structure of the human body through the study of the various body systems. Intensive laboratory dissection and lectures are utilized. Laboratory class. Previously BIOSC 210. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 w/2.0 or higher. Student option grading.

  • Biology 232/Human Physiology:  A systems approach to the study of the functions of the human body. Includes the nervous, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, digestive and urogenital systems. Laboratory class. Previously BIOSC 211. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 and BIOL& 231 or permission. Student option

Microbiology Track

  • Biology 260/Microbiology:  Survey of microorganisms with focus on healthcare applications. Structure, classification, metabolism and genetics of bacteria and viruses are main themes. Emphasis on disease process, microbial control and immunology. Laboratory techniques include isolation and identification of bacteria. Previously BIOSC 215. Prerequisites: BIOL& 211 with minimum 2.0. Student option grading.