Biology

Classes

BIO 103 : Principles of Biology I

This is an introductory course for both science and nonscience majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included are the scientific method, basic principles of evolution, and an overview of the diversity of life with emphasis on viruses, prokaryotes, and protists. A 120 minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RECOMMENDED All coursework in ENR 094 must be completed or appropriate placement score.

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology II

This course is an introduction to basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of plants and animals and a survey of plant and animal diversity including classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction. A 180 minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 103 with a C or higher

BIO 105 : Introduction to Biotechnology

This course is an introduction to biotechnology, including career exploration, historical development and current applications in the areas of medicine, forensics, agriculture, and the environment. Students will learn laboratory safety and documentation while acquiring skills in the maintenance and calibration of basic lab equipment, calculation, and preparation of lab solutions and media.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CO-REQUISITE: BIO 103

BIO 107 : Cell Culture

The overall objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the growth requirements and methodologies associated with the propagation of organisms important to the field of biotechnology. Instruction will focus on growing techniques and long-term maintenance of various cell cultures, including both attached and suspension cell lines. Microbial life cycle and cell culture will be emphasized, including discussion of pathogenic aspects and utilization of microbial transformation and protein production for use in biotechnological processes.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in both BIO 103 and BIO 105

BIO 201 : Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Human Anatomy and Physiology I covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body; basic principles of chemistry; a study of cells and tissues; metabolism; joints; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and the senses. Dissection, histological studies, gross anatomy, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in ENR 094 or appropriate placement score.

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is a study of basic nutrition; basic principles of water; electrolyte; acidbase balance; and the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, excretory, cardiovascular, lymphatic and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, gross anatomy, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in BIO 201

BIO 203 : Techniques in Molecular Biology

This course is an introduction to the major topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include the major classes of biological molecules, an overview of the major metabolic pathways, advancing technologies, and bioethical issues. The laboratory will provide experience in the isolation and manipulation of DNA and RNA, DNA and protein electrophoresis, and enzymatic and immunological assays.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in BIO 107 RECOMMENDED It is strongly recommended that students complete MTH 100 and/or be eligible to take MTH 112 prior to registering for this course. Completion of CHM 111 before taking this course is also highly encouraged.

BIO 220 : General Microbiology

This course includes historical perspectives, cell structure and function, microbial genetics, infectious diseases, immunology, distribution, physiology, culture, identification, classification, and control of microorganisms. The laboratory experience includes micro-techniques, distribution, culture, identification, and control. Laboratories are required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in ENR 094 or appropriate placement score. RECOMMENDED BIO 201 and BIO 202 and 4 semester hours of Chemistry

BIO 250 : Directed Studies in Biology

This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

BIO 251 : Directed Studies in Biology

This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

BIO 250 and Permission of instructor

BIO 252 : Directed Studies in Biotechnology

This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class. Typical projects will expose the student to the industry and provide practical application of laboratory procedures. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE: A grade of “C” or better in BIO 107 RECOMMENDED It is strongly recommended that students complete ENG 101 prior to registering for this course.

BIO 254 : Advanced Topics in Biotechnology

In this advanced course, the student will design and implement an independent study that utilizes biotechnological methods relevant to local industry or to expand the scope of previous laboratory experience. The projects will include an expansion of previous experiences to design and implement an application as found in local biotechnology industries.

Credits

2 - 3

Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better in BIO 252

BIO 256 : Biotechnology Internship

Internships may be awarded on a competitive basis depending on the availability of the positions. The internship will provide advanced students the opportunity to develop job and career-related skills while in a work setting. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to apply classroom knowledge to an actual work situation. The work will be developed cooperatively with academic, industrial, and private institutional biotechnology laboratories.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the internship opportunities available in BIO 256, students must have a 2.5 GPA or better in all coursework since enrolling in BIO 105, and all prior Biotechnology courses (including BIO 203) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.