Academics
Areas of Study

BIO-711

BIO-711 Human Genetics

This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as BIO 711. An in-depth examination of the mechanisms involved in producing genetic variation in humans and...

BIO-795

BIO-795 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

BIO-795 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

BIO-799

BIO-799 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

BIO-101

BIO-101 Introduction to Biology I

This course is the first part of an one year overview of biology for non-science majors. This introductory level course will discuss biomolecules, cell physiology,...

BIO-102

BIO-102 Introduction to Biology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 101 and provides the second part of an one year overview of biology for non-science majors. This course...

BIO-103

BIO-103 Introduction to Biology Laboratory I

This laboratory course must be taken with BIO 101. Students will perform laboratory experiments including practical applications of the scientific method, a study of the...

BIO-104

BIO-104 Introduction to Biology Laboratory II

This laboratory course must be taken with BIO 102. Students will perform laboratory experiments including analysis of skull fossils, cultivation, growth and analysis of bacteria,...

BIO-105

BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology

This course addresses human biology through the lens of evaluating scientific claims. Students will learn about select organ systems (reproductive, skeletal and muscular, immune and...

BIO-106

BIO-106 Medical Terminology

This course covers the building blocks of basic medical terminology. The relationship of word parts to their anatomical counterparts will be studied. Rules for combining...

BIO-107

BIO-107 Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

This course covers the fundamentals of biomolecules, cell physiology, respiration and photosynthesis, and genetics. In laboratory, students will develop and test hypotheses by designing their...

BIO-108

BIO-108 Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

This course covers the fundamentals of evolution, comparative biodiversity, human and animal anatomy and physiology, and ecology and environmental science. In laboratory, students will develop...

BIO-195

BIO-195 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

BIO-195 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

BIO-201

BIO-201 Research Methods in the Sciences

This course will provide an overview of descriptive and experimental research methods in the sciences. Topics include research design and methodology, statistical analyses, responsible conduct...

BIO-202

BIO-202 Internship in Biology

Internships provide intellectually enriching work experiences related to the student's major and/or career interest. They enhance and integrate academic study with supervised practical experience and...

BIO-203

BIO-203 Anatomy and Physiology for Human Service Majors

This comprehensive course covers major body systems including the musculoskeletal, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. One or more field trips that have direct applications...

BIO-211

BIO-211 Genetics

This course provides an overview of modern genetics, including classical Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, and population genetics. Laboratory activities will introduce students to basic...

BIO-211 Genetics
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Credit 4

BIO-221

BIO-221 Microbiology

A general survey of the microorganisms, with emphasis on their morphology, physiology, growth, and methods of isolation and identification. Laboratory activities will introduce students to...

BIO-231

BIO-231 Invertebrate Zoology

Advanced survey of the biology of invertebrates with an emphasis on comparative and functional morphology to include major features of body plans (multicellularity, symmetry etc),...

BIO-232

BIO-232 Vertebrate Zoology

Through a combination of lectures, laboratories, field trips and independent research projects, this course will provide a general overview of the many aspects of vertebrate...

BIO-233

BIO-233 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

The first part of a two-semester course sequence, this course will study the various systems of the body from a combined anatomical and physiological standpoint,...

BIO-241

BIO-241 Ecology

A study of the interrelationships between organisms and physical factors in and with the natural world. The course discusses ecological parameters (physical factors, nutrient cycles,...

BIO-241 Ecology
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Credit 4

BIO-242

BIO-242 Evolution

The theory of evolution is the foundation of modern biology because it explains the unity and diversity of life on earth. This course will cover...

BIO-242 Evolution
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Credit 3

BIO-243

BIO-243 Botany

This course will teach botany in the context of real-life research activities. The class will work with a partner organization to carry out botanical research...

BIO-243 Botany
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Credit 4

BIO-251

BIO-251 Nutrition

We will study nutrition science, focusing on issues that currently affect Americans today including: the current obesity epidemic, fad diets, popular supplements, energy drinks, and...

BIO-251 Nutrition
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Credit 3

BIO-295

BIO-295 Special Topics

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

BIO-295 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

BIO-296

BIO-296 Research Experience I

This course is for sophomores to develop critical thinking and data analysis skills by performing hypothesis-driven research. A large body of science education research shows...

BIO-321

BIO-321 Pathogenic Microbiology

This course will discuss the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of infectious diseases and the mechanisms by which microorganisms subvert host defenses and cause infections, resulting...

BIO-333

BIO-333 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

The second part of a two-semester course sequence, this course will cover the remaining physiological systems of the body Students will develop their critical thinking...

BIO-341

BIO-341 Marine Biology

This course will offer students an opportunity to take an intensive look at aquatic systems, beginning with an overview of the chemical, geological, and physical...

BIO-395

BIO-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

BIO-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

BIO-396

BIO-396 Research Experience II

This course is for juniors to develop critical thinking and data analysis skills by performing hypothesis-driven research. A large body of science education research shows...

BIO-404

BIO-404 Senior Capstone II

Students whose capstone research project requires more than one semester of work may also enroll in this course for the second semester to obtain additional...

BIO-411

BIO-411 Human Genetics

This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as BIO 711. An in-depth examination of the mechanisms involved in producing genetic variation in humans and...

BIO-495

BIO-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

BIO-495 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

BIO-496

BIO-496 Research Experience III

This course is for seniors to develop critical thinking and data analysis skills by performing hypothesis-driven research. A large body of science education research shows...

BIO-499

BIO-499 Independent Study

Reading, research, discussion, writing in the discipline, or laboratory work, according to the goals of the student. The student and instructor will need to draw...

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