Biology

BIO 101-102 (4 CR) (4 CR)
General Biology I-II

Must be taken in sequence

Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of MTE 1-3 OR placement in MTE 4 or higher. Completion of high school chemistry or CHM 101 is strongly encouraged.

Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function, and evolution. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 141-142 (4 CR) (4 CR)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II

Must be taken in sequence

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body.  Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology.  Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 2-3 hours.  Total 5-6 hours per week.

BIO 150 (4 CR)
Introductory Microbiology

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or BIO 141; completion of high school chemistry or CHM 101 encouraged

Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both BIO 150 and BIO 205

BIO 205 (4 CR)
General Microbiology

Prerequisites: one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval

Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields.  Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 253 (3 CR)
Biotechnology Concepts

Prerequisites: BIO 101 or instructor permission.

Explores growing field of biotechnology ranging from basic cellular and molecular biology concepts to both basic and advanced laboratory techniques. Emphasizes the application of biotechnology to medicine, agriculture, environmental science and forensics. Includes discussion of the business, regulatory/legal, ethical, and societal issues of this topic as well as the growing field of bioinformatics. Lecture 3 hours per week.