BIO110 The Human Body (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to biological principles as
they relate to the human organism. Emphasis is placed on
the major systems of the human body, including reproduction,
digestion and nutrition, circulation, respiration, nervous
and hormonal control, and the skeletal and muscular systems.
This course includes the study of human diseases resulting
from heredity, environment, or a malfunction of a normal
Students may not get credit for this course AND BIO 112.
PR: High School Biology (taken within the past five years)
BIO111 Fundamentals of Biology (3-2-4)
This course is a survey of the fundamentals of biology
with emphasis on humans. It will examine both the
internal systems of humans and the relationship of humans
as organisms to the physical and biotic environment. This
course is designed for students in services related fields.
This course does not satisfy any requirement for the
Math/Science, Computer Science, or Science degrees.
PR: Two years of high school science
BIO112 Human Biology (3-2-4)
This course considers the human being as a whole organism,
with emphasis on human body systems, diseases from
malfunctional perspective, environment, and hereditary
traits. Laboratory topics cover simple internal anatomy,
genetic problems, food-borne disease investigation, and
presentations on human diseases.
This course does not satisfy any requirement for the
Math/Science, Computer Science or Science degrees.
Students may not get credit for this course and BIO 110.
PR: Two years of high school science or math, or consent
of the department
BIO115 Current Topics in Biology (3-0-3)
This is a one-semester course which will address some of the
major problems and issues in biology. Cell structure and
function, the nutritional needs of cells and organisms,
the universal nature of the genetic code which allows
genetic engineering, the effects of pollutants and the
basic concepts of ecology are among the topics which will
be covered. An appreciation of the scientific method and
the types of questions science can answer will be fostered.
BIO141 Biology I (3-3-4)
This first semester of a one-year course explores
in depth the principles of modern biology.
The development of molecular
biology and its techniques will be examined, along with
its impact on modern concepts of cell structure and
physiology, cell reproduction, energy transfer. Genetics,
including the structure and role of DNA, is examined.
Changes in DNA over time, that is, evolution and
adaptation, are discussed. The laboratory portion of the
course consists of topics correlating with lecture and
designed to lead the student into independent and/or team
research and thought. There is a semester-long research
project on Mendelian Genetics.
PR: Three years of high school math, high school biology and
chemistry (taken within the past three years) or
BIO 111 or BIO 112 and CHM 113 (taken within the past
BIO142 Biology II (3-3-4)
This second semester of a one-year course
explores in depth the principles of molecular, cellular,
and organismal biology. Topics include the molecular
basis of inheritance, evolution, population genetics,
six-kingdom analysis, and the systems of the human body.
The laboratory portion is designed in three parts. Part one
consists of learning techniques in molecular biology. Part
two involves learning characteristics of the six-kingdom
system and the dissection of the fetal pig for different
body systems. Part three consists of conducting a
laboratory research project with a formal presentation
of the results.
PR: BIO 141
BIO151 Anatomy and Physiology I (3-3-4)
This is the first course of a lecture-laboratory
sequence for the students of the allied health fields.
The lecture topics include anatomical medical
terminology, cell structure, tissues, the skin,
muscular system and nervous system. The laboratory
topics include cells, tissues, and an examination of the
anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal,
muscular and nervous systems. Emphasis is placed on both
gross and microscopic work.
PR: BIO 112 or BIO 141 (taken within the past three years)
and CHM 113 or CHM 121 (taken within the past three years)
BIO152 Anatomy and Physiology II (3-3-4)
This is the second course of a lecture-laboratory sequence
designed for the students of the allied health fields. The
lecture topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, digestive, immune, lymphatic, urinary, and
reproductive systems, and in addition, metabolism, and fluid
and electrolyte balance.
The laboratory work covers the anatomy and
physiology of the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory,
digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Emphasis is
placed on both gross and microscopic work.
PR: BIO 151
BIO154 Introduction to Pharmacology (3-0-3)
This course is a survey of the fundamentals of
pharmacology and is designed for students in nursing
or other health related fields. It will examine the basic
understanding of drug actions, drug absorption,
bioavailability, distribution, metabolism and excretion;
the administration of therapeutic drugs; drugs that
affect the nervous, cardiovascular, and renal systems;
drugs with actions on smooth muscle; endocrine drugs;
chemotherapeutic drugs; antimicrobials; cancer
chemotherapy; immunopharmacology; special aspects
of pediatric, geriatric, dermatologic and gastrointestinal
PR: BIO 151 and 152 and high school chemistry or CHM 113 or
equivalent; higher level of chemistry preferred.
BIO203 General Ecology (3-3-4)
Through lecture and laboratory experiences, this course focuses on the study
of major ecological principles including: population and community biology,
competition and predation, physiological ecology and adaptations,
ecosystems, nutrient cycles, energy flow, and ecological succession. The
ecological basis of contemporary environmental problems is examined and
related to human activities. Quantitative perspectives and analysis will be used
throughout. Portions of the laboratory experience will occur outside the
indoor laboratory space. External laboratory exercises will take place on
campus property or immediately adjacent spaces, or may involve field trips.
PR: BIO 142 and CHM 121
BIO241 Microbiology (3-3-4)
This is a course in the fundamental
principles of the biology of microorganisms. The topics
include the morphology, physiology, and disease production
capacity of microorganisms, protective mechanisms of
hosts, control of microorganisms, genetic engineering and
biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and microbial
PR: BIO 141 or 151 or permission of the department
BIO261 Cell & Molecular Biology (3-3-4)
This course covers the principles of cell and molecular biology,
including structure, function, and molecular relationships amongst
the components of the cell. Major topics include macromolecules,
organelles, biological membranes, cell metabolism, growth and
replication, energy transformation, extracellular matrix, signal
transduction, organization of the genome and regulation of gene
PR: BIO 142 (Biology II) and CHM 121 (General Chemistry I)
BIO262 Genetics (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to the aspects of modern genetics.
Topics include gene structure and function, Mendelian and non-Mendelian
genetics, gene expression, population genetics, recombinant DNA
technology, and genome analysis with emphasis on human aspects and
PR: BIO 141 and CHM 121
BIO263 Biotechnology Techniques (0-6-3)
This course uses the laboratory setting to explore experimental and
analytical techniques used in cell biology, molecular genetics and
biotechnology to gain an understanding of cell and molecular processes.
The course covers biotechnology laboratory skills applicable to research
and industrial settings.
PR: BIO 261 (Cell & Molecular Biology)