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Courses for the Biology Major

For a bachelor’s degree in Biology a student must complete the general requirements, major requirements, and electives. Biology majors are required to complete Senior Seminar with a “C” or better and take a comprehensive test in their senior year. For students with majors in other departments, a minor in Biology is available.

 

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 BIOLOGICAL STUDIES ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 First Year 
Freshman Seminar 1 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
BIO 1143, 1141 4 SH
CHM 1013, 1011, 1023, 1021 8 SH
MAT 1533 or higher 6 SH
ESS 1351 1 SH
Electives 3 SH
BUS 2313 or 2323 3 SH
Total 32 SH
 Second Year
Literature 3 SH
Christian Studies 3 SH
CHM 2014, 2024 8 SH
BIO 2223 3 SH
Biology Electives 9 SH
Health 3 SH
Math 3 SH
Total 32 SH
 Third Year 
Christian Studies 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
Psychology 3 SH
History 3 SH
BIO 3111 & Electives 12 SH
Electives 8 SH
Total 32 SH
 Fourth Year
Speech 3 SH
History/Social Science/Fine Arts 3 SH
PHY 2014, 2024 8 SH
BIO 4081, 4091 2 SH
Biology Electives 7 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 30 SH

 

Course Descriptions

BIO 1013 The Living World

A study of the relationships between organisms and their environment, the diversity of organisms, and basic life functions. (On Demand)

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BIO 1031 General Biology Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIO 1033. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in BIO 1033. (Fall)

 

BIO 1033 General Biology

An introduction to the principles and concepts central to modern biology. Cannot be counted toward the Biology major. (Fall)

 

BIO 1111 Human Biology Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIO 1113. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in BIO 1113. (Spring)

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BIO 1113 Human Biology

An introductory course on the structures and functions of the human body. Cannot be counted toward the Biology major. (Spring)

 

BIO 1141 Fundamentals of Biology Lab

Laboratory course to accompany BIO 1143. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in BIO 1143. (Spring)

 

BIO 1143 Fundamentals of Biology

Introduction to basic concepts in biology for Biology majors. Topics include cell structure and function, cell division, reproduction, Mendelian genetics, survey of biological diversity, scientific method. (Spring)

 

BIO 1231 Biomedical Terminology

Introduction to biomedical terminology through the study of the prefixes, suffixes and root words. (Fall)

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BIO 2011 Anatomy & Physiology Lab I

Laboratory course to accompany BIO 2013. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in BIO 2013. (Every Fall)

 

BIO 2013 Anatomy & Physiology I

This course consists of a study of the structures and functions of the human body. First semester covers cells, tissues, the integument, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and endocrine system. Prerequisite: Any BIO course. (Every Fall)

 

BIO 2021 Anatomy & Physiology Lab II

Laboratory course to accompany BIO 2023. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in BIO 2023. (Every Spring)

 

BIO 2023 Anatomy & Physiology II

A continuation of BIO 2013 covering digestion, metabolism, the respiratory system, circulatory system, urinary system, reproduction and development. Prerequisite: Any BIO course. (Every Spring)

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BIO 2054 Zoology

Basic principles of animal biology with emphasis on morphology, physiology, and developmental features of the major phyla. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1143 & 1141. (Spring, Odd Years)

 

BIO 2064 Botany

A study of the structure, function and development of the major plant groups. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1033 and 1031 or BIO 1143 and 1141 (Every Fall, Even Years)

 

BIO 2111, 2122, 2133 Biology Internship

See criteria for internships on p. 145. Not more than 3 semester hours can be counted toward the major or minor. (On Demand)

 

BIO 2223 Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Science (same as CHM 2223)

This course will take a philosophical approach to examining the theory and practice of science and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on ethical issues that are relevant to contemporary society. (Spring, Even Years).

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BIO 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504 Special Topics in Biology

The student will engage in class instruction, research, or analysis of specific topics in Biology. Credits to be determined by course content. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. (On Demand)

 

BIO 3003 Immunology

An introduction to the immune system including the production and structure of immunoglobulins, the immune response, development of immunity to infection, autoimmunity, and rejection of transplants. Prerequisite: BIO 2023 and 2021 or Instructor’s Permission. (Fall, Even Years)

 

BIO 3021, 3022, 3023 Academic Internship

The student will assist course instructors through tutoring, preparation and performance of laboratory exercises, and supervision of exams and video presentations. The student may also teach a class session. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and permission of the College or School Dean.

 

BIO 3034 Microbiology

A study of the morphology, taxonomy, and physiology of bacteria and other micro-organisms, and the techniques used in this field. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Pre-requisites: BIO 1143, 1141 and CHM 1024 or Instructor’s Permission. (Spring, Even Years)

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BIO 3044 Ecology

A study of the principles governing interactions between organisms and their environment. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1033 and 1031 or BIO 1143 and 1141 or Instructor’s Permission. (Fall, Even Years)

 

BIO 3053 Biochemistry (same as CHM 3053)

Structural bio-chemistry, metabolism, nutrition, and energy relationships are studied. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHM 2014 or Instructor’s Permission. (Spring, Even Years)

 

BIO 3061 Biochemistry Laboratory (same as CHM 3061)

An introduction to biochemistry laboratory methods. One three hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 3053 or taken concurrently. (Spring, Even Years)

 

BIO 3111 Science Colloquium (same as CHM 3111)

This course will develop the student’s ability to critically examine published primary research in biology and/or chemistry. May be repeated for credit. (Every Spring)

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BIO 3234 Parasitology

A study of the parasites of human importance, including the life cycles, means of infection, diseases they cause, and the treatment and prevention of these diseases. Prerequisite: BIO 2054 or Instructor’s Permission. (Fall, Even Years)

 

BIO 3501, 3502, 3503 Directed Study in Biology

A specialized course of study for qualified students. The credit hours are determined by the nature of the study. (On Demand)

 

BIO 4014 Genetics

Study of the mechanisms of inheritance, mutation, mapping, recombination, expression, regulation, population genetics, and evolution. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (Spring, Odd Years)

 

BIO 4024 Molecular Cell Biology

A laboratory-oriented course on the fundamental experimental tools and techniques of molecular biology, including DNA isolation, gene cloning, and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and CHM 2024 or Instructor’s Permission. (Fall, Odd Years)

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BIO 4081, 4091 Senior Seminar

Seniors will be required to research the scientific literature, write a thesis, and make oral presentations.

 

BIO 4501, 4502, 4503, 4504 Special Topics in Biology

The student will engage in class instruction, research, and analysis of specific topics under the direction of a faculty member. Credit will be determined by the course content. (On Demand)