Academics

    BIO

    BIO 101  Biological Science I  (3-3-4)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

    BIO 102  Biological Science II  (3-3-4)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101
    This course is a study of the classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla, as well as viruses).  Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

    BIO 105  Principles of Biology  (3-3-4) (non-majors biology)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This is an introductory biology course, unifying biology concepts and principles at all levels.  This course is designed for non-science majors.

    BIO 110  General Anatomy & Physiology (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Emphasis is on the organ systems of the human and their interrelationships.

    BIO 112  Basic Anatomy & Physiology  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

    BIO 115  Basic Microbiology  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This is a general course in microbiology, including epidemiology, presence, control and identification of microorganisms.

    BIO 150  Anatomy Review for Kinesiology  (1-0-1)
    (for Physical Therapist Assistant majors)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters - online only
    Prerequisites:  BIO 210 or BIO 215
    This course is a study of the fundamentals of human movement to include detailed musculoskeletal and neuromuscular anatomy, an introduction to kinesiological terms, joint planes of movement, and analysis of motion.

    BIO 201  Zoology  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102 or instructor permission
    This course is a study of the classification, characteristics, structure, physiology, reproduction, development, evolution, and behavior of animals.

    BIO 202  Botany  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: BIO 101
    This course is a study of cells, tissue, structure, growth, development, organization, energetics, and physiology of plants.

    BIO 203  General Genetics  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101
    This course introduces major concepts in genetics at the cellular, molecular, and population levels. It also reviews and expands classical Mendelian principles, the molecular nature of the gene, gene action, gene regulation, and gene frequencies in populations.

    BIO 205  Ecology  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101
    Co-requisite:  BIO 206 - Required (Note: BIO 205 and BIO 206 must be taken in the same semester.)
    This course introduces basic principles of population biology, ecology, and environmental science as applied to the study of the interactions between human kind and the biosphere.

    BIO 206  Ecology Lab  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101
    Co-requisite:  BIO 205 - Required (Note: BIO 205 and BIO 206 must be taken in the same semester.)
    This ecology laboratory experience consists of discussions, demonstrations, experiments, films, and field trips pertaining to the relationships of man to the biosphere, human ecology, resource use, and environmental impact.  The majority of the labs will be in the field.

    BIO 209 Principles of Environmental Science  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101
    This course focuses on the investigation and analyses of environmental elements. Scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world will be explored. Students will analyze natural and man-made environmental problems and solutions.

    BIO 210  Anatomy & Physiology I  (3-3-4)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101
    (Note:  AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)
    This is the first in a sequence of courses, including an intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole.  All body systems will be studied.

    BIO 211  Anatomy & Physiology II  (3-3-4)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  BIO 210
    This is a continuation of BIO 210, including intensive coverage of the body as an integrated whole.  All body systems will be studied.

    BIO 215  Anatomy  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101
    (Note:  AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)
    This course is a study of the structure of the human body in relation to normal and pathologic states.

    BIO 216  Physiology  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101
    (Note:  AHS 102 or BIO 101 or BIO 112 highly recommended)
    This course is a study of human physiological processes in relation to homeostasis.

    BIO 225  Microbiology  (3-3-4)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  BIO 101 or BIO 210 and placement into ENG 101
    This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body.  Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms and diagnostic procedures for identification.

    BIO 240  Nutrition  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is an introduction to the essential aspects concerning the science of nutrition.  Particular emphasis is on the classes of nutrients and their physiological uses in the body.  Body energy requirements and the nutritional status of the world are considered.

    BIO 241  Clinical Nutrition  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: CUL 103 or BIO 240
    This course is the study of diet therapy for an individual with a health problem. Topics include the etiology of the disease and the necessary diet modifications needed to aid in restoring the individual's health.

    BIO 250  Molecular Biology  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  BIO 101, CHM 111
    This course is an in-depth study of the principles that govern the structure and function of both procaryotic and eucaryotic genes.  Emphasis is placed on gene structure, function, expression, and regulation.

    BIO 260  Immunology  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  BIO 101 or BIO 210 or BIO 225
    This course covers the principles and practices of modern immunology, including the interactions between the various cellular and chemical components of the immune response.  Topics covered include antibody structure and function; applications of monoclonal antibodies in medicine; gene rearrangements in B and T cells; cellular cooperation and role of the MHC; tolerance; and immunopathology.

    BIO 299  Research in the Biological Sciences  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic related to Biology using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.