Courses

BIOL 090
Fundamentals of Biology
Developmental in nature, this course is designed to familiarize those students who have weak backgrounds in high school science with the world of science in general and human biology in particular. Being developmental, this course does not fulfill requirements toward any degree. Normally offered once a year.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 103
Essential Biology
This course is a single semester survey of the most important biological concepts and issues relevant to life on earth including evolution, genetics, and ecology. It is designed to fulfill general education requirements for non-science, liberal arts majors. If you plan to transfer to a four year institution and major in engineering, social science, computer science, or any basic or applied physical or life science, you should you should take BIOL-110 and 112 instead of this course. (Note: There are no dissections in the lab). Prerequisite: E, M, R. Students will benefit from having had a least one year of natural science in high school or BIOL-090. Offered each semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

BIOL 104
Human Biology
This course emphasizes human structure and function at the chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, organ system, and organismal levels. It is designed primarily for the social scientist and to fulfill general education requirements for non-science, liberal arts majors. It typically does not transfer for credit as part of a biology major. (Note: Dissections are a required part of the lab. Students will benefit from having had at least one year of natural science in high school or BIOL-090.) Prerequisites: E, R. Offered each semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

BIOL 107
Environmental Science
This course provides a broad introduction to natural systems, ecological concepts, and the social and cultural institutions that affect human interactions with the natural world. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective on current environmental issues while developing analytical and problem solving skills. To meet natural science lab requirements for A.A. or A.S. degrees, and for many transfer programs, BIOL-107 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-108, Environmental Science Lab. Prerequisite: E, M, R. Students will benefit from having had at least one year of natural science in high school or BIOL-090. Offered each semester.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 108
Environmental Science Lab
This course provides lab experiences associated with BIOL-107. BIOL-108 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-107.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

BIOL 110
Evolution and Diversity
This course surveys the diversity of life with an emphasis on evolutionary theory, ecology, patterns of inheritance, and population genetics. It is intended for all students with a strong interest in the life sciences. It is recommended for students planning to transfer to a four year institution and major or minor in a life science, engineering, social science, computer science, or any physical science. Prerequisite: E, M, R. Students will benefit from having had at least two years of natural science in high school (including biology and chemistry). This course and its companion, BIOL-112, can be taken in any order. It is recommended that students have a minimum ACT science score of 20. Offered Fall semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

BIOL 112
Cells and Molecules
This course focuses on the structural, physiological, and genetic characteristics of cells. Topics covered include the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, cell physiology, respiration, photosynthesis, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. It is intended for all students with a strong interest in the life sciences. It is recommended for students planning to transfer to a four year institution and major or minor in a life science, engineering, social science, computer science, or any physical science. Prerequisite: E, R, CHEM-110. Students will benefit from having had at least two years of natural science in high school, including biology and chemistry. This course and its companion BIOL-110 can be taken in any order. It is recommended that students have a minimum ACT science score of 20. Offered Winter semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

BIOL 202
Plants and Animals
This course emphasizes a comparative study of plant and animal anatomy and physiology. Plant topics covered will include structure, growth, transport, nutrition, reproduction, and development. Animal topics covered will include behavior, anatomy, nutrition, circulation, defense, regulation, signaling, reproduction, development, nervous system, sensory and motor mechanisms. Prerequisites: BIOL-103 or BIOL-110 and BIOL-112 or consent of the instructor. Offered Fall semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

BIOL 213
Anatomy and Physiology I
A study of the structure and function of the human body. This is an in-depth course for science and life science majors. It covers cells, tissues, nervous, sensory, circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory systems. It will include extensive dissection and written laboratory reporting. Prerequisites: R; ACT Science score minimum of 20, but 24 is recommended, or the student must have passed with a “C” or better one year of high school biology or BIOL-104; and must have passed with a “C” or better one year of high school chemistry or CHEM-107.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

BIOL 214
Anatomy and Physiology II
A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. It will cover the digestive, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and reproductive systems; plus fluids, metabolism, and developmental subjects. Prerequisites: BIOL-213 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

BIOL 225
Medical Microbiology
An introductory Microbiology course emphasizing the medical applications of microbiology. The subject matter will include microscopic techniques, prokaryotic and eukaryotic structure, control of growth, diversity of microbial life, epidemiology, the immune system, and common microbial diseases. Prerequisites: CHEM-107 or equivalent and at least one semester of college level Biology.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

BIOL 226
Microbiology
An introductory course designed to give the student an understanding of the means by which microorganisms’ growth can be controlled and regulated, their symbiotic relationships, and host responses to their presence. Prerequisite: Eight credits of Biology or permission of the instructor. Exposure to biochemical principles is recommended.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

BIOL 255
Genetics
This course emphasizes the development of analytical and problem solving skills in molecular, transmission, and population genetics. To meet natural science breadth requirements for A.A. or A.S. degrees, and for many transfer programs, BIOL-255 must be taken concurrently with BIOL-256, Genetics Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL-103, or BIOL-110 & 112, or consent of the instructor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 256
Genetics Lab
This course provides lab experiences associated with BIOL-255. BIOL-256 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-255.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 270
Ecology
This course emphasizes the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment from an evolutionary perspective. Ecological concepts relating to the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels of biological organization are emphasized. To meet the natural science breadth requirements for A.A. or A.S. degrees, and for many transfer programs, BIOL-270 must be taken concurrently with BIOL-271, Ecology Lab. Prerequisite: BIOL-103, or BIOL- 110 & 112, or consent of the instructor
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 271
Ecology Lab
This course provides lab experiences associated with BIOL-270. BIOL-271 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-270.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 272
Life Science Internship
This course provides an option for general biology, natural resources, health sciences, and biotechnology majors to obtain valuable worksite experience.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

BIOL 273
Life Science Internship
This course provides an option for general biology, natural resources, health sciences, and biotechnology majors to obtain valuable worksite experience.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

BIOL 274
Life Science Internship
This course provides an option for general biology, natural resources, health sciences, and biotechnology majors to obtain valuable worksite experience.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

BIOL 275
Life Science Internship
This course provides an option for general biology, natural resources, health sciences, and biotechnology majors to obtain valuable worksite experience.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

BIOL 276
Pathophysiology
The purpose of this course is to define and analyze significant pathophysiological processes of common diseases and illnesses utilizing a systematic approach. The etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes are covered. Prerequisite: BIOL-214.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00