BIO104 - Human Biology
Credit: 3 semester hours

Examines human biology for non-science majors. Topics include microanatomy of human cells, human genetics, and the anatomy and physiology of human systems. This course does not count as credit toward a natural science degree. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO107 - Living Systems Development
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course investigates biological evolution from assemblages of organic molecules to existing organisms with an emphasis on human development. The nature of ecosystems and their role in the evolutionary process is explored. This class does not count as credit toward a natural science degree. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO108 - Contemporary Health
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course will expose students to the three major dimensions of health physical, emotional, and social. Health nutrition, substance abuse, infectious diseases, and stress management are among the issues that will be discussed. Students will learn to intelligently relate health knowledge to the social issues of the day. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO121 - Introduction to Biology
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course is intended for Natural Science majors and is a study of basic biological principles from the molecular to the ecological level. Primary emphasis is given to the diversity, and similarity of eukaryotic cell structure, basic genetic principles, as well as selected biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. This course satisfies University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: BIO122 BIO150 Corequisite: BIO123

BIO122 - Organismal Biology
Credit: 3 semester hours

This lecture course studies the diversity and ecology of various phyla of organisms from simple plants to mammals. The taxonomic and phylogenetic association of each group is emphasized as well as the interrelationship between various taxa. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements. Suggested for Education majors.
Prerequisites: BIO150 Corequisite: BIO124

BIO123 - Introduction to Biology Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

This class is an introduction to general biological laboratory operations for the Natural Science major. Student development and presentation of a short research project detailing proper use and care of laboratory equipment, experimental design, data collection and analysis is emphasized.
Corequisites: BIO121

BIO124 - Organismal Biology Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

This course examines the diversity and development of organisms through examination of external and internal structures. Dissection and live-specimen observations of different organisms from several phyla are emphasized. Detailing the specific taxonomic and developmental aspects of each phylum studied.
Corequisites: BIO122

BIO150 - Problem Solving in Natural Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

Problem Solving in Natural Science is designed for the Natural Science major, or well prepared non-major. This course is a lecture-lab class designed to help NS majors develop analytical and "problem-solving" skills through a variety of techniques, including; deductive and inductive reasoning, analysis of applicable data, as well as reading and critiquing of published results. This course is intended to be interdisciplinary within the realm of Natural Science. Topics for analysis will primarily be drawn from Ecological/Biological issues. The selected topic will then be analyzed for how Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and other scientific disciplines interplay in the action of, or understanding about that topic. Emphasis will be given to collection and analysis of published data regarding the selected topic.

BIO256 - Introductory Microbiology
Credit: 3 semester hours

Emphasizes biochemistry, biology, genetics, pathology, and epidemiology of microbial systems at an introductory level.
Prerequisites: BIO101-102 or BIO261-262 or CHEM106

BIO257 - Introductory Microbiology Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

Stresses aseptic technique in the handling and transfer of microorganisms, as well as staining methods, biochemical tests used in identification, and the effects of chemical and environmental factors on the growth of microorganisms.
Corequisite: BIO256

BIO261 - Human Anatomy
Credit: 3 semester hours

This class will examine the principles and applications of human anatomy for health science students. The systemic approach for this course will cover microscopic anatomy of the systems of the body. Each system is presented in a way to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles of anatomy. It is strongly suggested that the student has completed CHEM106. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Corequisites: BIO262

BIO262 - Human Anatomy Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

This laboratory course will examine the principles and applications of human anatomy for health science students. The systemic approach for this course will cover microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of the systems of the body through the use of virtual dissection and hands on study of models and organs systems.
Corequisites: BIO261

BIO263 - Human Physiology
Credit: 3 semester hours

This class will examine the principles and applications of human physiology for health science students. The systemic approach for this course will cover all aspects of physiologic function and its mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis. Using the systems approach, each system is presented to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles of physiology. It is strongly suggested that the student has completed CHEM 106. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Corequisites: BIO264

BIO264 - Human Physiology Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

This laboratory course will examine the principles and applications of human physiology for health science students. The systemic approach for this course will cover physiologic function and the maintenance of homeostasis with computer simulated and hands on physiology lab experiments.
Corequisites: BIO263

BIO275 - Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
Credit: 3 semester hours

This class will examine the principles and applications of clinical anatomy and physiology of the human. Special emphasis will be on the functional structural relationships of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous systems in relationship to emergency medicine.
Corequisite: BIO276

BIO276 - Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

This class will examine the principles and applications of clinical anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous systems using lab simulations of the physiology involved in maintaining homeostasis.
Corequisite: BIO275

BIO301 - Pathophysiology
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course is designed to introduce mechanism and manifestation of different human diseases as related to changes in physiologic function. This basic science of pathology is concerned with the etiology and pathogenesis of disease. Essential information is provided for understanding the diagnosis of disease in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: BIO261 BIO262 BIO263 BIO264 CHEM106 or permission of instructor

BIO305 - Plant Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

A basic study of the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, and uses of plants. Laboratory and field work constitute a significant portion of this course. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: BIO121 BIO122 BIO123 BIO124

BIO314 - Intermediary Metabolism
Credit: 3 semester hours

Intermediary Metabolism is a study of biochemical reactions that have a significant impact on biological systems. Strong emphasis is given to biochemical pathways, and sub-cellular organization of those metabolic functions. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO359 - Environmental Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

Studies the principles involved in the relationships between organisms and their environment. Topics include population dynamics, community relationships, distribution and abundance of organisms, effects of pollution, and resource exploitation. Laboratory and field work constitute a significant portion of this course. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: BIO121 BIO122 BIO123 BIO124

BIO369 - Genetics
Credit: 3 semester hours

Examines the principles and applications of genetics. Major topics include Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO408 - Special Topics in Biology
Credit: 3 semester hours

Presents various topics within the broad field of biological investigation. It is intended to allow faculty to present an in-depth review of topics based on their research or major areas of specialization that are not normally offered in the standard curriculum. It is intended to give students an opportunity to experience different investigation methodologies and topics with an emphasis on current trends in biological science. It can be retaken for up to nine credit hours as long as subject matter is significantly different. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

BIO420 - Evolution
Credit: 3 semester hours

Examines the broad spectrum of evolutionary theory with an emphasis on molecular outcomes and environmental influences. Topics will include population genetics, speciation, extinction, adaptation, and molecular systematics. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: BIO369 CHEM301 (concurrent registration allowed)

BIO426 - Ecology
Credit: 3 semester hours

Builds on the principles covered in Environmental Science, BIO 359. Lecture and laboratory work includes coverage of field and laboratory techniques. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: BIO359

BIO490 - Independent Study
Credit: To be arranged

Allows the student to extend their studies to additional areas of biology. The student is expected to pursue a project independently under the supervision of a faculty member. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.