Biology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

BIO 101 : Introduction to Biology I

Introduction to Biology I is the first of a two-course sequence designed for non-science majors. It covers historical studies illustrating the scientific method, cellular structure, bioenergetics, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and a survey of human organ systems. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

BIO 102 : Introduction to Biology II

Introduction to Biology II is the second of a two-course sequence for non-science majors. It covers evolutionary principles and relationships, environmental and ecological topics, classification, and a survey of biodiversity. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIO 101

BIO 103 : Principles of Biology I

This is an introductory course for science and non-science 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 protist. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

BIO 104 : Principles of Biology II

This course is an introduction to the 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

A grade of C or better in BIO 103.

BIO 201 : Human Anatomy 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, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in BIO 103 or successful placement on the Alabama Community College System Biology Placement Exam.

BIO 202 : Human Anatomy 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, and acid-base balance, the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, excretory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120-minute laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in BIO 103 or successful placement on the Alabama Community College System Biology Placement Exam and a grade of C or better in BIO 201.

BIO 220 : General Microbiology

RECOMMENDED: 4 semester hours of chemistry. This course includes historical perspectives, cell structure and function, microbial genetics, infectious diseases, immunology, distribution, physiology, culture, identification, classification, and disease control of microorganisms. The laboratory experience includes micro-techniques, distribution, culture, identification, and control. Two 120-minute laboratories are required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in BIO 103 or successful placement on the Alabama Community College System Biology Placement Exam.

BIO 250 : Directed Studies in Biology I

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

4

BIO 251 : Directed Studies in Biology II

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

4

Prerequisites

BIO 250