Courses

Department of Biological Sciences

Course Information

(Please Click on the Title for Course Description)

 

Note:

  • C = Biology common core course (required by all BS-Biology Concentrations and Programs and BS-Medical Technology)
  • R = Course required by some BS-Biology Concentrations (check specific requirement for each concentration)
  • E = Course that may be used to fulfill biology elective requirement (check specific requirement for each concentration)
  • N = Course for Non-Biology majors (may be taken by biology majors as a free elective)
  • P = A preparatory course for BIOL 10100, 10200

*Please also note, course offerings are subject to change.  Please consult your advisor for course availability.

I.   Biological Science Courses

100000 Level Courses

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered*

Co/Pre Requisite

N,P

BIOL 10008

Foundation of Biology

X

GESC

 

3

FA

 

C

BIOL 10100

Introductory Biology I

X

GESC GEWE

 

4

FA, SP

MA 15300

C

BIOL 10200

Introductory Biology II

X

GESC GEWE

 

4

FA, SP

MA 15300 or BIOL 10100

C

BIOL 10700

Freshman Experience in Biol.  Sci.

 

GEUR

 

1

FA, SP

 

 

20000 Level Courses

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Co/Pre Requisite

N

BIOL 21000

Field Biology

X

GESC

x

3

FA

None

R, N

BIOL 21300

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

X

GESC GEWE

 

4

FA, SP

CHM 11900 or CHM 11600

R, N

BIOL 21400

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

X

GESC GEWE

 

4

FA, SP

C or better in BIOL 21300

R, N

BIOL 22100

Introductory Microbiology

X

 

 

4

ALL

One year of university level biology and 
CHM 11900 (or 11600)

C

BIOL 24300

Introductory Cell Biology

 

 

 

4

SP

BIOL 10100, 10200, CHM 11600

C

BIOL 24400

Genetics

 

 

 

 

FA

BIOL 10100, 10200, CHM 11600

C

BIOL 24401

Genetics Lab

X

 

 

 

FA

BIOL 24400 (pre or co-requisite)

N

BIOL 29500

Intro to Global Health

 

 

 

 

When Needed

 

 

30000 Level

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Co/Pre Requisite

E

BIOL 30700

Plant Physiology

 

 

 

3

SP/Even Year

BIOL 10100, 10200

R, E

BIOL 31600

Basic Microbiology

X

 

 

4

FA, SP

BIOL 10100, 10200, CHM 11600

R

BIOL 33000

Biostatistics*(may be replaced by STAT 33000 or 30100)

 

 

 

3

SP

MA 15300

R, E

BIOL 33300

General  Ecology

X

 

 

4

SP

BIOL 10100, 10200

N

BIOL 33900

Social Issues in Biology

 

 

 

3

When Needed

BIOL 10100, 10200

E

BIOL 34200

Biological Science Practicum

 

 

X

0~3

When Needed

BIOL 24300 or 24400

R, E

BIOL 35700

Introductory Animal Physiology

X

 

 

4

FA

BIOL 10100, 10200

40000 Level

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Co/Pre Requisite

E

BIOL 40500

Conservation Biology

 

 

 

3

SP/Odd Year

BIOL 33300

E

BIOL 41200

Climate Change and the Environment

 

 

 

3

When Needed

BIOL 33300

E

BIOL 41300

Aquatic Ecology

 

 

 

3

 

BIOL 33300

E

BIOL 41400

Invasive Species Ecology

 

 

 

3

SP/Odd Year

BIOL 33300

E

BIOL 41800

Drugs and Disease

 

 

 

3

SU

BIOL 21400 or 24300

C

BIOL 42600

Senior Capstone

 

 

 

1

FA SP

BIOL 31600 or 33300 or 35700

E

BIOL 48800

Biological Sciences Internship

 

 

 

1

When Needed

Check with advisor

E

BIOL 48900

Biological Sciences Research

 

 

X

1~3

When Needed

BIOL 24300 or 24400 or 31600 or 33300 or 35700

E

BIOL 49500

Special Assignments

 

 

X

 

When Needed

BIOL 24300 or 24400 or 31600 or 33300 or 35700

E

BIOL 49500

Experimental Design

X     3

When Needed

BIOL 24400 and BIOL 24401

50000 Level

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Pre Requisite

E

BIOL 50700

Molecular Biology

 

 

 

3

FA

BIOL 24400, 24401, 24300

R, E

BIOL 50800

Recombinant DNA Techniques

X

 

 

3

SP

BIOL 24400, 24401, 24300

E

BIOL 52500

Principles of Neurobiology

X

 

 

4

SP/Even Year

BIOL 24300 & 24400 recommended

E

BIOL 53300

Medical Microbiology

 

 

 

3

SP/Even Year

BIOL 22100 or 31600

E

BIOL 53400

Medical Microbiology Lab

X

 

 

2

SP/Even Year

BIOL 53300 (co-requisite)

R, E

BIOL 56100

Immunology

 

 

 

3

SP

BIOL 22100 or 31600

E

BIOL 56600

Developmental Biology

X

 

 

4

SP/Odd Year

BIOL 24300 & 24400 recommended

E

BIOL 58000

Evolution

 

 

 

3

FA/Odd Year

(BIOL 24400 or 33300 recommended)

E

BIOL 58700

Biogeography

 

 

 

3

When Needed

BIOL 33300

E

BIOL 58800

Plant Ecology

 

 

 

2

SP/Odd Year

(BIOL 33300 recommend)

E

BIOL 59100

Field Ecology

X

 

 

4

SU

(BIOL 33300 recommend)

E

BIOL 59500

Advanced Cell Biology

 

 

 

3

Fall/ Even Year

BIOL 24300

E

BIOL 59500

Advanced Immunology

 

 

 

3

When Needed

BIOL 56100

E

BIOL 59500

Animal Behavior

 

 

 

3

Fall/Odd Year

(BIOL 33300 recommended)

E

BIOL 59500

Bioinformatics

X

 

 

3

SP

BIOL 24400

E

BIOL 59500

Cell and Tissue Culture

X

 

 

3

SU

BIOL 24300

E

BIOL 59500

Environmental Microbiology

 

 

 

3

FA/Even Year

BIOL 22100 or 31600 or equivalent

E

BIOL 59500

Environmental Microbiology Lab

X

   

1

FA/ Even Year

BIOL 59500 Environmental Microbiology (co-/pre-requisite)

E

BIOL 59500

Epigenetics

 

 

 

3

FA/Even Year

BIOL 24300 & 24400

E

BIOL 59500

Ethic Frontier

 

 

 

3

FA/Odd Year

BIOL 24300 & 24400

E

BIOL 59500

Food Microbiology

X

 

 

5

SP/ Odd Year

BIOL 22100 or 31600

E

BIOL 59500

Ornithology

X

 

 

3

SU

(BIOL 33300 Recommended)

E

BIOL 59500

Virology

 

 

 

3

FA/Odd Year

BIOL 22100 or 31600

E

BIOL 59500

Wetland Ecology

     

3

 FA/Even Year

BIOL 333000 Ecology or equivalent

E

BIOL 59500

Special Assignments

 

 

 

 

When Needed

BIOL 24300 or 24400 or 31600 or 33300 or 35700

60000 Level Courses

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Pre Requisite

M

BIOL 60100

Graduate Seminar in Biological Sci.

 

 

 

1

FA, SP

 

M

BIOL 69800

Research MS Thesis

 

 

 

varies

When Needed

 


II. Animal Science, Health Science, and Science Courses

Note

Course #

Course Title

Lab

GE

EXL

Credit

Offered

Pre Requisite

N

ANSC 10000

Animal Agriculture

 

 

 

3

When Needed

 

R, N

ANSC 22100

Principles of Animal Nutrition

 

 

 

3

SP/Even Year

 

N

HSCI 20000

Preceptorship in the Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

When Needed

 

N

SCI 10300

Survey of the Biological World

X

GESC

 

3

FA, SP

 

N

SCI 10400

Introduction to Environmental Biology

X

GESC

 

3

FA, SU

 

N

SCI 10500

Invitation to Human Biology

X

GESC

 

3

SP, SU

 

N

SCI 11400

Introduction to Life Science

X

GESC

 

3

FA, SU

 

N

SCI 20200

Environmental Sciences

X

 

 

3

SP

 

N

SCI 31500

Environ. Sci. for Elementary Education

X

 

 

3

SP, SU

SCI 11200 or 11300 and SCI 11400

N

SCI 49100

Environmental Science Internship

 

 

X

3?

When Needed