BIO*105, Introduction to Biology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A course for non-science majors. Topics covered include cell biology,diversity, biotechnology, basic chemistry, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, ecology, genetics, behavior, and evolution. Labs may involve dissection of plant and animal specimens, microscope work, and elementary biochemistry experiments. This course is recommended for students who do not need a full year of laboratory biology. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory:3 hours per week. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101 or 101E and eligible for MAT*095 (or higher).

BIO*109, Principles of Biotechnology (3 credits)
This course provides a basic introduction to the field of biotechnology. Students will gain a broad understanding of the goals, products, practices, regulations, ethics, and career paths in the biotechnology industry. Students will acquire the fundamental knowledge of the biotechnology industry through the introduction of molecular biology, contemporary techniques, and applications. In addition, students will learn about current topics from lectures, as well as guest speakers from industry partners. This course is intended for students in the biotechnology program, as well as students exploring career options in the field of science. Prerequisite: Eligible for both ENG*101 and MAT*137E (or higher).

BIO*110, Principles of the Human Body (3 credits)
This is an introductory course dealing with the structure and function of the human organism and the issues facing humans in today’s world. It is intended for students with a limited science background. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 (or higher).

BIO*111, Introduction to Nutrition (3 credits)
A study of the science of nutrition including the chemical structure, function,digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Class discussion will emphasize how poor dietary habits contribute to the formation of diseases associated with the Western diet. Students critically analyze their own diets with respect to nutritional content and adequacy. Prerequisite: High school biology, BIO*110 or permission of instructor.

BIO*115, Human Biology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This course provides a basic introduction to fundamental biological principles and the structure and function of the human body. Selected topics of relevance to humans will be highlighted through case studies. Application of scientific processes, including the scientific method, analysis of data, and drawing appropriate conclusions will be integrated in the laboratory and classroom setting. This course will serve to provide a foundation in biology enabling the student to become a more informed citizen in science. This course is not open to students who have passed a higher level human anatomy and physiology course. Prerequisite: Eligible for MAT*095 (or higher) and ENG*101.

BIO*118, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye (4 credits/6 contact hours)
Designed to introduce the student to the basic anatomy and physiology of the eye, this course will include study of the eye and its associated structures.Students will conduct a detailed study of the eyelids and lashes, the orbit,extra ocular muscles, the crystalline lens, the retina, lacrimal apparatus, uveal tract, and the cornea. Included in the course is certification in Adult C.P.R., a segment on A.I.D.S. awareness, and a study of medical abbreviations and commonly used medical prefixes and suffixes. The laboratory component of the course includes dissection of cow’s eye, as well as numerous slide and video presentations of ocular anatomy, physiology and surgery. Prerequisite: High school biology or permission of the instructor.

BIO*121, General Biology I (4 credits/6 contact hours)
An introduction to the structure and function of cells including, but notlimited to, membrane structure and function, basic biochemistry, cellularrespiration, photosynthesis, modern genetics, gene expression, and celldivision. Recommended for science majors and pre-allied health students.Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite:Eligible for ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 (or higher).

BIO*122, General Biology II (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A study of the diversity of life including evolution, population genetics,phylogenetics, and an overview of the kingdoms of life. Emphasis on structure,function and evolutionary relationships of organisms. Laboratory involves experimental design and hypothesis testing along with observation of living and preserved specimens, some dissection required. Lecture: 3 hours per week.Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 (or higher).

BIO*145, General Zoology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
Major taxonomic groups of the animal kingdom are studied. Morphology,functional processes, evolutionary relationships and ecology of the various groups are emphasized. Laboratory work encompasses dissection and microscopic examination of appropriate specimens. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3hours per week. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101 and MAT*137 (or higher).

BIO*173, Introduction to Ecology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This course will explore key concepts and principles of ecology – the study of interactions between organisms and their physical, chemical, and biological environment – within an evolutionary framework and the context of human-caused changes to the natural world. Topics include key physical and chemical environmental features and processes; organismal adaptations; population, community and ecosystem interactions;biodiversity and biogeography; human activities that effect ecosystem processes and biodiversity; and the conservation of ecosystems. This course is intended for both environmental science majors and non-majors.Prerequisites: Eligible for both ENG*101 and MAT*095.

BIO*211, Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed to provide a comprehensive study of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include anatomical terminology,chemistry, cellular and general biological principles, histology, and anin-depth study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.Emphasis is on function and homeostasis.Aging and relevant diseases are also presented. Laboratory dissection and physiology experimentation are coordinated with the lecture material.Dissection is required.Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.Prerequisites:ENG*101 or 101E, CHE*111 (or higher) & BIO*121 taken w/in the past 5 years (ENG, CHE & BIO with a grade of “C” or better). This is ‘D’ course.

BIO*212, Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This course is a continuation of BIO*211 with an emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems.Topics include metabolism and energetics,fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balances, development and inheritance, and anin-depth study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory,digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.Emphasis is on function and homeostasis.Aging and relevant diseases are also presented.Laboratory dissection and physiology experimentation are coordinated with the lecture material.Dissection is required.Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:BIO* 211with a grade of ‘C’ or better taken within the past five years.This is a ‘D’ course.This is an ‘L’ course

BIO*222, Molecular Biotechniques (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A laboratory course designed to introduce molecular biology techniques such asplasmid and chromosomal DNA isolation, restriction enzyme mapping, agarose gelelectrophoresis, and manipulation of DNA fragments. Lecture: 3 hours per week.Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHE*112 or higher and either BIO*121 or BIO*235, or permission of the instructor.

BIO*235, Microbiology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This is an introduction to general microbiology.The course is designed to meet the needs of pre-allied health students as well as biology or science majors.Topics include the structure, physiology, and molecular biology of microorganisms as well as the interactions between microbes and their hosts,including their role in the environment.Students also learn how microbes are studied and how they can cause disease and yet are essential to human well-being. There are laboratory exercises each week that will teach the basics of aseptic techniques as well as handling, culturing, and identifying microbes. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: ENG*101 or 101E with a grade of “C” or better;  CHE*111 (or higher) with a grade of “C” or better and either BIO*105 OR BIO*121, taken within the past five years with a grade of “C” or better. This is an ‘L’ course.

BIO*260, Principles of Genetics (3 credits)
This course deals with classical principles of human genetics as well as topics in modern molecular genetics in areas such as recombinant DNA, biotechnology,gene mapping and diagnosis of human genetic diseases. Prerequisite: BIO*121,BIO*122 or permission of the instructor. This is an “L” course.

BIO*263, Molecular Genetics (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A study of the basic theory and application of classical and molecular genetics including human genetics, Mendelian inheritance, chromosomes, DNA structure and gene expression. The laboratory will emphasize application of genetic principles in model systems and will introduce modern molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation, restriction enzyme analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis,recombinant DNA techniques and PCR analysis. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: CHE*112 or BIO*121 or BIO*235,or permission of the instructor.

BIO*270, Ecology (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A principles oriented investigation of the relationships between organisms and their environments. Structural and functional aspects of the ecosystem,community types, population and succession related field and laboratory investigations. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO*122 or permission of the instructor.

BIO*296, Biotechnology Internship (3 credits)
Student will work a minimum of 160 hours in an industrial or research biotechnology laboratory learning new research skills and practicing skills learned in lab classes. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.