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Biology Curriculum

BIOL 1322 – Nutrition & Diet Therapy I / 3 semester hours  
A survey of the science of human nutrition, including an in-depth study of nutrients and the roles they play in the body for maintenance, growth and health. Three-hours lecture per week.

BIOL 1406 – Principles of Biology I (for Majors) / 4 semester hours 

An introduction to the physical and chemical organization of living organisms, cell structure, function, and metabolism. Students learn to understand and interpret terms and discover principles covering all aspects of living organisms. Concepts of reproduction, genetics, ecology, and the scientific method are included. Intended for science majors and pre-health professionals. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 1407 – Principles of Biology II (for Majors) / 4 semester hours 

An introduction to plant and animal growth, plant and animal tissues and systems, ecology, evolution and behavior. Concepts of reproduction, genetics, ecology, and the scientific method are included. Intended for science majors and pre-health professionals. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 1408 – General Biology I (Non-majors) / 4 semester hours 

An introduction to the nature of science, the fundamental principles of living organisms including characteristics of life, the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, reproduction, and evolution, for non-science majors. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to current issues and problems facing modern society. Prerequisite: None. Three-hours lecture and three-hours laboratory per week.

BIOL 1409 – General Biology II (Non-majors) / 4 semester hours

An introduction to the nature of science, the fundamental principles of living organisms including characteristics of ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology for non-science majors. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to current issues and problems facing modern society. Prerequisite: None. Three- hours lecture and three-hours laboratory per week.

BIOL 1411 – General Botany / 4 semester hours

Study of structure and function of plant cells, tissues, and organs. Includes an evolutionary survey and life histories of the following representative groups: algae, fungi, mosses, liverworts, ferns, and seed producing organisms. Plant reproductive and functional interactions with their environment and with humans. Selected lab exercises. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 1413 – General Zoology / 4 semester hours

Study of the principles of taxonomy, molecular biology, and ecology as they relate to animal form and function, diversity, behavior, and evolution. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I / 4 semester hours 

Study of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Content may be either integrated or specialized. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II / 4 semester hours

A continued study of anatomical structures and functions of the human body, including respiratory, reproductive, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and circulatory systems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 2401 is required. Three-hours lecture and three-hours lab per week.

BIOL 2406 – Environmental Biology / 4 Semester hours 

This course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding basic concepts in environmental biology. Topics include conservation, pollution, energy, and other contemporary  issues. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to current issues and problems facing modern society. Prerequisite: None. Three-hours lecture and three-hours laboratory per week.

BIOL 2420 – Microbiology for Non-Science Majors / 4 semester hours

Study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes, public health, and immunology. Recommended for Health Science Majors. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 recommended. Three-hours lecture and three-hours laboratory per week.

BIOL 2421 – Microbiology for Science Majors / 4 semester hours

Principles of microbiology, including metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, hosts, and the environment. Prerequisites: CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I and BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I. Three-hours lecture and three-hours laboratory per week.