Biology (BIO)

BIO 0900 — Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
3 Credit hours  

Emphasizes basic life skills, college resources, and basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology. This course is for those students planning to enter the health sciences who feel they need to improve their skills. This course does not count toward graduation requirements. The "C" grade policy applies for a student in a health program. This is a credit course and will be counted in a student's grade point average; however, it will not count towards graduation requirements or as an elective substitute.

BIO 1000 — Basic Human Structure and Function
3 Credit hours  

Provides a basic understanding of the terms and concepts related to normal structure and function of the human body. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is studied and the basis for pathophysiologic changes with common health problems is integrated. This non-laboratory course may be taken with non-health majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 0900 with a "C" or better, or any college level course in biology or chemistry, or placement.

BIO 1090 — Concepts in Biology
4 Credit hours  

Introduces molecular and cellular concepts, metabolism, energy, genetics, and basic comparative physiology. "C" grade policy applies for a student in a health program. All students enrolled in BIO 1090 must also sign up for a section of BIO 1090 lab.
Transfer: TM
Prerequisites: CHM 0960, or any college level course in biology or chemistry, or placement
Corequisites: BIO-1090L.

BIO 1110 — Anatomy and Physiology I
4 Credit hours  

Studies the structure and function of the human body as an integral whole. The course begins with a brief study of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and histology, then examines the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Laboratories include dissections, physiology experiments, and plastic model demonstrations. "C" grade policy applies for a student in a health program.
Transfer: TM
Prerequisites: BIO 0900 with a "C" or better, or placement
Corequisites: BIO-1110L.

BIO 1120 — Anatomy and Physiology II
4 Credit hours  

Builds upon BIO 1110 by continuing with the following body systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/ immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. Includes additional topics of fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, and fetal development are included. Laboratories include dissections, physiology experiments, and plastic model demonstrations. "C" grade policy applies for a student in a health program.
Transfer: TM
Prerequisites: BIO 1110 with a "C" or better
Corequisites: BIO-1120L.

BIO 1400 — Microbiology
4 Credit hours  

Provides an overview of microbology to Nursing, Allied Health, and General Education students. Topics of study include: morphology, growth, reproduction, control of and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Laboratories emphasize bacterial and microbiological techniques. "C" Grade Policy applies for a student in a health program. All students enrolled in BIO- 1400 must also sign up for a section of BIO 1400 lab.
Transfer: TM
Prerequisites: BIO 1110 and BIO 1120, or BIO 1090 "C" grade policy applies
Corequisites: BIO-1400L.

BIO 1990 — Biology Independent Study
1-5 Credit hours  

Enables Independent Study in the Biological Sciences.

BIO 2121 — Introduction to Human Genetics
4 Credit hours  

Inroduces genetics fundamentals, focusing on human genetics. Students will learn genetics history, terminology and analysis; including pedigrees, karyotypes, DNA profiling, and recombinant DNA techniques. Laboratories apply genetic analysis techniques. Designed as an elective for Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees.
Transfer: TM
Prerequisites: BIO 1110 and BIO 1120 or BIO 1090 with a "C" or better
Corequisites: BIO-2121L.

BIO 2820 — Associate of Science Capstone
1 Credit hour  

Integrates reading from an instructor-chosen, science-related text with additional readings from other sources. The capstone project requires an oral presentation and related paper focusing upon a specific ethical issue, presenting the student's viewpoint while reasonably discussing opposing views. Should be taken during the term of scheduled graduation.
Prerequisites: COM 1110
Corequisites: COM 2400.