Courses

Area Class Title Hours
BIOL 1103 General Biology 3 Credits
Chemistry of cell structure and function, metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, plant and animal organization and growth, origin and evolution of life, ecosystems and the biosphere. (3-0-3)
BIOL 1103L General Biology 1 Credits
Lab to be taken with 1103  (0-2-1)
BIOL 1104 Human Biology 3 Credits
Human organization, functions of organ systems, development, genetic inheritance, the biosphere and human population concerns. (3-0-3)
BIOL 1104L Human Biology 1 Credits
Lab to be taken with 1104. (0-2-1)
BIOL 1107 Biology I   3 Credits

An introductory course for non-biology science majors. The topics include an introduction to basic chemistry of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, plant organization and growth, origin and evolution of life, ecosystems, and biosphere. (3-0-3)

BIOL 1107L Biology I 1 Credit
Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 1107. (0-3-1)
BIOL 1108 Biology II 3 Credits

Human organization, functions of various organ systems in humans, development, and inheritance. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 1107

BIOL 1108L Biology II 1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 1108. (0-3-1)

BIOL 1301 Introduction to Life Science   1 Credit

Basic principles and concepts of biology, life and living organisms, basic and applied biology, and an overview of various disciplines of biology, including cell biology and genetics; physiology; developmental biology; structural biology; microbiology; Marine Science; environmental biology; and genetic engineering/biotechnology.

BIOL 1401 Introduction to Biological Chemistry  

2 Credits

Fundamentals of chemistry and their relation to the biological sciences and the responsibilities of professionals in these careers. This course includes discussions of the scientific method, ethics, critical thinking, and problem solving.   (2-0-2)

BIOL 2040 Environmental and Evolutionary Issues   2 Credits

Major issues facing man from philosophical, sociological, historical, ecological, and technological perspectives.  (2-0-2)

BIOL 2060 Introduction to Life Chemistry   2 Credits

Interdisciplinary study and applications of compounds in living organisms and their biochemical reactions. (2-0-2)

BIOL 2070 Biology of Aging   

2 Credits

Physiological and emotional changes associated with aging. (2-0-2)

BIOL 3000 Laboratory Techniques for Medical Science  

2 Credits

Procedures involved in urinalysis, hematology, blood-banking, parasitology, and tissue examination.

BIOL 3101 General Botany   

3 Credits

An introduction to general principles of plant life with special emphasis given to cellular organization, anatomy, physiology, inheritance, taxonomy, and modern aspects of plant science, such as plant biotechnology and genetic engineering.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2107, 2108

BIOL 3101L General Botany   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3101.

BIOL 3111 Field Botany   

3 Credits

Collection , identification, and classification of plants and plant-like organisms, including flowering and nonflowering plants, fungi, and algae. This course emphasizes local flora.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108, 3101

BIOL 3111L Field Botany    1 Credit

Laboratory techniques for collection, classification, and field study of local plants.

BIOL 3200 Food Microbiology   

3 Credits

Quality control, processing and handling, preservation, and applicable statues for quality.

BIOL 3200L Food Microbiology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3200.

BIOL 3201 Cell Biology   

3 Credits

An overview of eukaryotic cells, with an emphasis on animal cells. Analysis of the anatomy and physiology of cells and subcellular components, including molecular biochemical and evolutionary perspectives.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2107, 2108; CHEM 1211, 1212

BIOL 3201L Cell Biology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3201.

BIOL 3211 Zoology   

3 Credits

A study of major phyla of invertebrate animals, morphology, physiology, life histories, and taxonomic relationships of selected representatives of groups and an intense survey of the morphology, taxonomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of the chordates, with attention given to basic principles and theories.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2107, 2108

BIOL 3211L Zoology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3211.

BIOL 3260 Vertebrate Embryology  

3 Credits

Embryological development of vertebrates, including fertilization, cleaverage, and origin of organ systems, and molecular control mechanisms.

BIOL 3260L Vertebrate Embryology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3206.

BIOL 3301 Genetics   

3 Credits

The principles of genetic analysis and the nature of genes. Discussion of the chromosomal and the molecular basis of transmission, replication, mutation, and expression of heritable characteristics. Includes modern developments in genetics, such as the physical nature and fine structure of the gene, its relationship to proteins, protein synthesis, growth, and differentiation and regulation of gene function. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 1107, 1108; CHEM 3501

BIOL 3301L Genetics   

1 Credits

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3301. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3321 Microbiology   

3 Credits

Introduction to origin, diversity, anatomy, and physiology of microorganisms; principles of immunology; environmental and applied microbiology. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CHEM 3501

BIOL 3321L Microbiology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3321. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3401 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  

3 Credits

Mechanisms of evolution in relation to the genetics of plants, animals, and man; speciation and natural selection; ecological processes in the development, structure, and organization of biomes; biogeography; population ecology; communities, and ecosystems; species interactions; and the evolution of behavior. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107, 1108

BIOL 3401L Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3401. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3411 Epidemiology   

3 Credits

A study of incidence and prevalence of communicable and chronic diseases in the population. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321

BIOL 3411L Epidemiology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3411. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3501 Animal Behavior   

3 Credits

Ethological approach to animal behavior; physiological, ontogenetic, and phylogenetic causes and adaptive significance of behavior are examined. Principles of animal behavior are studied, emphasizing social organization, communication, and genetic development. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107, 1108

BIOL 3501L Animal Behavior   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3501. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3511 Vertebrate Anatomy   

3 Credits

Comparative studies of structures, from the cellular through the organismal levels, across the vertebrate phylum. Includes analysis of evolutionary changes and an analysis of human evolution. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3301

BIOL 3511L Vertebrate Anatomy   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3511. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3515 Human Anatomy and Physiology  

3 Credits

A detailed study of the structure and functions of the organs of the human body. The topics include levels of organization, support and movement, integration and coordination, transport, absorption, and excretion.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107, 1108 (3-0-3)

BIOL 3515L Human Anatomy and Physiology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3515. (0-3-1)

BIOL 360l Biocomputing   

3 Credits

An introduction to a broad range of computational tools and methods which can be used to solve biological problems. Emphasis on computational analysis of nucleic acid and protein structure, and structure-function relationships.
(3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3301; CSCI 1130 (for biology students); BIOL 1107, 1108 (for computer students)

BIOL 3601L Biocomputing   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3601. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3621 Urban Health and Hygiene  

3 Credits

An introduction to a variety of environmental and occupational health hazards of an urbanized society. Topics covered include biological and health effects of environmental pollutants, disease vectors, food and housing sanitation, and principles of industrial hygiene. Social and psychological stresses as well as environmental health planning and management are discussed. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing

BIOL 3621L Urban Health and Hygiene  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 3621. (0-3-1)

BIOL 3701 Bioethics   

1 Credit

A course designed to promote responsible conduct of science. Topics covered include scientific integrity, misconduct in science, conflict of interest, plagiarism, informed consent, data management, animal welfare, laboratory safety, responsible authorship, intellectual property, and copy rights and patents as well as grantsmanship and peer review process. (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: Senior standing; BIOL 4901

BIOL 3801 Animal Physiology   

3 Credits

A study of vertebrate systemic physiological processes. Topics to be considered are bioenergetics, temperature regulation, endocrine control mechanisms; digestive, urinary, cardiac, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive systems; membranes; and neurophysiology. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3501; BIOL 3201

BIOL 3801L Animal Physiology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4101. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4201 Toxicology

3 Credits

General principles of toxicology, testing procedures, target organs, toxic substances, and risk assessment. This course places emphasis on the mechanisms involved in chemical carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, and teratogenesis. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing, BIOL 4651

BIOL 4201L Toxicology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4201. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4211 Reproductive Biology  

3 Credits

Comparative anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of male and female reproductive systems with emphasis on gametogenesis, early embryonic development, and mechanisms of birth control in humans. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing

BIOL 4211L Reproductive Biology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4211. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4221 Microbial Physiology  

3 Credits

Structural and functional relationships in microorganisms; regulation of the synthesis of macromolecules; intermediator metabolism; microbial biotechnology. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321

BIOL 4221L Microbial Physiology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4221. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4270 Mycology   

3 Credits

Ecology, physiology systematics, development of microfungi and organisms of general, industrial, and economic importance. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3101, 3222, 3321

BIOL 4270L Mycology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4270. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4301 Biotechnology-An Overview   3 Credits

An overview of principles and techniques involved in biotechnology. The impact of biotechnology on mankind, with reference to its applications in agriculture, medicine, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, and environmental protection is discussed. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 3301, 3201

BIOL 4301L Biotechnology-An Overview   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4301. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4411 Genetic Engineering Technology I 3 Credits

A basic understanding of molecular biology and its applications. Basic principles of recombinant DNA technology, its relevance to genetic engineering, and its use in basic and applied biology is discussed. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 4301

BIOL 4411L Genetic Engineering Technology I

   1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4411. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4412 Genetic Engineering Technology II

   3 Credits

An indepth examination of concepts and principles of genetic engineering technology. Molecular mechanisms of gene transfer, integration, and expression of foreign genes in target tissues/organisms is discussed. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 4411

BIOL 4412L Genetic Engineering Technology II 

  1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4412. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4501 Tissue Culture Technology  

3 Credits

The principles and techniques involved in plant and animal cell/tissue culture and regeneration of organs and organisms (plants). Commercial applications of tissue culture technology, other applications (e.g., rescue of endangered species, environmental protection, etc.), and use of this technology in basic research is discussed. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 4301

BIOL 4501L Tissue Culture Technology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4501. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4511 Advanced Ecology   

3 Credits

The structure and function of ecosystems with regard to energy flow nutrient cycling, population growth and regulation, and community organization and dynamics. Man’s impact on biosphere and resulting social problems. Laboratory and field studies. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3401

BIOL 4511L Advanced Ecology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4511. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4621 Virology  

3 Credits

Biological properties of viruses; techniques of isolation, cultivation and propagation; involvement of viruses in health and diseases; regulation of viral products. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321

BIOL 4621L Virology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4621. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4631 Endocrinology  

3 Credits

Physiology of the endocrine glands and their control of metabolism and reproductive cycles. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3201, 4101

BIOL 4631L Endocrinology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4631. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4641 Parasitology  

3 Credits

General principles of parasitism; classification, morphology, and life cycle of parasites of vertebrates; immunoparasitology. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321

BIOL 4641L Parasitology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4641. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4651 Physiological Chemistry  

3 Credits

Elementary biological chemistry emphasizing intermediary metabolism, and regulation of metabolic pathways. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CHEM 3501; BIOL 3201

BIOL 4651L Physiological Chemistry  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4651. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4661 Medical Entomology  

3 Credits

An introduction to the study of insects, their structure, life cycle, ecology, and identification and their ability to transmit disease pathogens. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321; CHEM 3501 or the approval of the instructor

BIOL 4661L Medical Entomology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4661. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4671 Plant Physiology   

3 Credits

A study of physiological functions of green plants with emphasis given to physical and chemical basis of the physiological processes. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3101; CHEM 3511

BIOL 4671L Plant Physiology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4671. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4681 Immunology   

3 Credits

Introduction to the study of infection and immunity in disease, cell-mediated and humoral immunity, immunological methods, and immunochemistry. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3321

BIOL 4681L Immunology   

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4681. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4701 Molecular Genetics   

3 Credits

A study of molecular basis of inheritance with emphasis given to the chemical nature of the gene, DNA replication, transcription, translation, and regulation of gene express. The practical aspects include gene cloning, sequencing, and other recombinant techniques. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 3301

BIOL 4701 Molecular Genetics   

1 Credit

Practical laboratory exercises in gene cloning, sequencing and other recombinant DNA techniques. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4711 Molecular Biology   

3 Credits

Detailed analysis of structure and ultrastructure of the cell; biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, and molecular genetics. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CHEM 3501, BIOL 3201

BIOL 4711L Molecular Biology  

1 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4711. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4721 Physiological Ecology  

3 Credits

A study of the anatomical, biochemical, and physiological adaptation of plants and animals to specific environments. Emphasis on physiological problems faced by organisms common to the local salt marsh and marine environments. Design and completion of individual research projects, including data analysis and presentation. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3501; MSCI 3111 or BIOL 3401; MSCI 3401

BIOL 4721L Physiological Ecology   3 Credit

Lab taken concurrently with BIOL 4721. (3-0-3)

BIOL 4901 Senior Seminar  

1 Credit

Instruction on interpretation and presentation of topics in biology. Students research topics and deliver presentations on those topics. (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: Completion of 3000 level of core curriculum

BIOL 4910 Applied and Industrial Microbiology  

3 Credits

Isolation characterization preparation and industrial applications of microbial plant and animal cells to mass culture; production of primary and secondary products. (3-0-3)
BIO 4910L Applied and Industrial Microbiology  

1 Credit

Laboratory techniques for applied industrial microbiology. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4920 Senior Research  

2 Credits

A research project, under faculty supervision, that includes researching the background on a given problem, defining an hypothesis, and planning and executing experiments. A written report/manuscript and oral presentation are required. (2-0-2)
Prerequisite: Completion of 3000 level of core curriculum

BIOL 4930 Senior Synthesis 

2 Credits

A review of the major principals in biology Course will include discussions on the interactions between the biological sciences and society. The Exit Exam for majors will be administered during this course. Students must earn a passing grade on the exit Exam to complete this course.  (2-0-2)
Prerequisites: Completion of 3000 level core curriculum

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