Biology Courses

BIOL 1002 Intro to Human Anatomy & Phys Credit 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 1110 General Biology I Credit 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 II Credit 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 II Credit 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 Microbiology Credit 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 Biology Credit 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 Biology Credit 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.

ESC 1110 Environmental Science I Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-req: MATH mods. 1-7, READ 0892, ENGL 0892
This course explores the foundations of environmental science, focusing on ecological principles; community, population and landscape ecology; explores ecosystem interactions in water, soil and forests, and the influences of humans on these processes. This course focuses on the use of real world problems and case studies to study environmental issues.

ESC 1120 Environmental Science II Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-req: ESC 1110
This course uses the foundations learned in Environmental Science I to explore how to resolve environmental issues and create a sustainable society. Topics to be discussed include alternative energy, waste management, evaluating the health of ecosystems, and conservation of biodiversity. The course will take an in-depth look at the ethics and economics of environmental policy and decision making.