Biology Courses

BIOL 1000 A & P PreparationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-req: None   Co-req: None
An on-line, self-paced class designed to assist students in obtaining or refining the skills and study habits needed to succeed in BIOL 2010 and 2020, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Topics include examination of individual learning style, review of academic and computer skills, student investigation of college resources, and motivational exercises. Assignments allow the student to put into practice many of the activities associated with success in these courses. Designed for students with composite ACT scores less than 19, poor college preparation, or those currently working on developmental pre-requisites.

BIOL 1002 Intro to Human Anatomy & PhysCredit Hrs: 3
Co-Req: None   Pre-Req: None
An introductory course designed to provide students with a general understanding of the biological sciences and specifically an overview of human anatomy and physiology. Students will explore study strategies that promote success in college science classes in addition to learning science information and techniques. Laboratory exercises will familiarize students with basic science procedures as well as demonstrating scientific concepts.

BIOL 103 Intro Natural Resource MgmtCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None.   Co-Req: None.
A survey of natural resources management career opportunities; a history of resource management; forest, wildlife, soils, and recreation components, government and private management entities; commercial, conservation, and preservation philosophies of land management discussed.

BIOL 1110 General Biology ICredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: MATH Mods. 1-7, READ 0892, required ACT or COMPASS ENGL scores.   Co-Req: None
An introductory study of the physical and chemical basis of life, cell structure, function, energy sources, genetic information, natural selection, organism diversity, and ecology.

BIOL 1120 General Biology IICredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: BIOL 1110   Co-Req: None
A continuation of BIOL 1110 with emphasis on the monera, protista, fungi, plant, and animal kingdoms emphasizing structure, function, development and reproduction.

BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy Physiology IICredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: BIOL 2010    Co-Req: None
A continuation of BIOL 2010 with emphasis on endocrine, cardiovascular (including hemodynamics), lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary (including water and electrolyte balance), and reproductive systems, growth and development, and genetics.

BIOL 2230 MicrobiologyCredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: BIOL 1110 or BIOL 2010   Co-Req: None
An introduction to basic principles and applications of microbiology. The course emphasizes laboratory experience in the classification and identification of fungi, algae, and protozoans. Special emphasis will be placed on the culturing, isolation, staining, and identification of bacteria. Viruses will also be considered.

BIOL 2250 Environmental BiologyCredit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: MATH Mods. 1-7, READ 0892, required ACT or COMPASS ENGL scores   Co-Req: None
An introductory study of basic ecological principles at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Included are selected topics on the sources and effects of pollutants to the environment. The course is open to both majors and non-majors.

BIOL 2299 Special Problems in BiologyCredit Hrs: 1-3
Pre-Req: MATH Mods. 1-7, READ 0892, required ACT or COMPASS ENGL scores. One semester of Biology or permission of instructor.   Co-Req: None
Special topic courses in an area of biology with emphasis on application of biological principles. Written project outline and reports are required. Credit hours dependent on the scope and extent of course.