Degrees and Certificates


BIOL/ANTH101: Biological Anthropology: Human Origins and Evolution

Credits 4
Introduction to biological anthropology. Study of human genetics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, and primatol-ogy including the primate fossil record. Demonstrates how biological aspects of humans have evolved and how biological evolution is intertwined with human culture, human behavior and the environment. Only anthropology course that fulfills laboratory science requirements. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL/PHIL104: Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium

Credits 3
Deals with the controversial biological issues of today: animal welfare, bioengineering, death and dying issues concerning the unborn to the aged, etc. Focus is on student opinions and in-depth discussions. Of particular interest to students in Allied Health. May be used as a liberal arts or free elective.

BIOL103: Biology of Our World

Credits 4
A survey of biological principles including cell theory, diversity of living organisms, bioenergetics, genetics and evolution. Continuity is maintained via an ecological emphasis and the application of biology to everyday life. This course includes animal dissection. Will not serve as a prerequisite for upper-level biology offerings. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL109: General Biology I

Credits 4
Introduction of biological principles of chemical and cellular organization, metabolism and energy processing, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution and microbes. Recommended for science majors or students requiring two semesters of biological science. General Biology I (BIOL109) and Biology of Our World (BIOL103) are not equivalent or sequential courses. Students may use only one of these introductory courses to meet the lab science requirement. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL110: General Biology II

Credits 4
Aspects of animal and plant life, anatomy, physiology, development, control mechanisms, behavior, evolution and distribution. Investigative laboratory experience with living and preserved material. This course includes animal and plant dissection. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL118: The Human Body

Credits 4
Study of the structure and function of the organ systems stressing their role in keeping the body alive. This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for any biology course. This course may include animal dissection. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL205: Genetics

Credits 4
Genetics is designed to give the student an overview of the discipline of genetics, the study of the transmission of biological properties from parents to the offspring. This course introduces the principles of transmission, molecular, population, and quantitative genetics. The laboratory activities will teach students basic skills in classic and modern genetics.

BIOL220: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Credits 4
Study of basic cell biology, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. This course includes animal dissection. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL221: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Credits 4
Study of circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. This course includes animal dissection. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

BIOL250: Microbiology

Credits 4
Introductory survey of microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, molds, viruses, rickettsiae, protozoa and algae. Emphasis on bacteria in their various ecological niches. Attention given to the medical, sanitary and industrial aspects of microbiology.