Biological Science
BIOL 1001 Individual Studies in Biology
Individual studies in the life sciences with field and laboratory activities. (LAS)
(1 credit hours, 0 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1004 Biology for Non-Science Majors
This course is an introductory non-majors biology course with lab that introduces the student to the concepts and methods of biology. It will include key concepts in biology such as homeostasis, evolution, prokaryotes, plants, animals, ecology, and human impacts on the biosphere. Students will apply the scientific method to solve problems and to explain natural phenomena. This course is designed for students who have little to no training or background in science. Credit for this course may not be applied to any of the options under the AS in Mathematics and Science. (GE,LAS)
Note: Must be college ready in Reading for enrollment.
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1023 Undergraduate Research Methods
This is an introductory course describing research principles, methodology, and experimental design. Course emphasis will be on development of research skill sets, application of scientific knowledge, and the value of experimental research. (LAS)
Prerequisites: MATH1513,ENGL1113
(3 credit hours, 32 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1114 General Biology [BI 102]
Fundamentals of the organization, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, and interactions of protozoan and metazoan organisms, with their ecological implications. (GE,LAS)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1124 General Botany [BI 201]
A study of the structure and physiology of higher plants with a short survey of the plant kingdom. (GE,LAS)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1134 General Zoology [BI 701]
A study of fundamental anatomical structures, physiology, taxonomy, and ecology of the animal kingdom. (GE,LAS)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1144 General Biology I (Majors)
The first course in a two-semester sequence of introductory biology courses with labs designed specifically for Biology majors. This course sequence includes in-depth study of fundamental biological principles and concepts, including metabolism, homeostasis, heredity, evolution, and ecology at the subcellular, cellular, and organismal levels. Coverage includes animal, plant, and microbial biology. They provide the foundation for other advanced courses in the biological sciences. Since the distribution of topics may vary among programs, both courses must be taken from the same institution to meet equivalency approval. (If this is not the case, single courses can transfer at the discretion of the receiving institution). Minimum of eight semester hours (lecture plus lab) credit. At least 75% of the lab component must be face-to-face instruction. (GE,LAS)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1154 General Biology II (Majors)
The second course in a two-semester sequence of introductory biology courses with labs designed specifically for Biology majors. This course sequence includes in-depth study of fundamental biological principles and concepts, including metabolism, homeostasis, heredity, evolution, and ecology at the subcellular, cellular, and organismal levels. Coverage includes animal, plant, and microbial biology. They provide the foundation for other advanced courses in the biological sciences. Since the distribution of topics may vary among programs, both courses must be taken from the same institution to meet equivalency approval. (If this is not the case, single courses can transfer at the discretion of the receiving institution). Minimum of eight semester hours (lecture plus lab) credit. No pre-requisites. At least 75% of the lab component must be face-to-face instruction. (GE,LAS)
Prerequisites: BIOL1144
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 1241-3 Biological Sciences Internship
The internship course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore employment opportunities in biological sciences by completing a paid or unpaid internship in a business, non-profit organization, or governmental setting.
(1-3 credit hours, 0 lecture hours, 32-96 lab hours)

BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy [BI 406]
This course presents a systemic approach to the study of the human body. Lecture presentation begins with an introduction of anatomical terminology and an overview of cellular processes and tissue classification. Students then learn the gross and microscopic anatomy of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive. The laboratory component of the course generally parallels and reinforces lecture concepts through the use of models, histological slides, skeletal and muscle materials along with many dissections including fetal pig dissection.
Note: Prerequisite not required with ACT science sub score of 21.
Prerequisites: BIOL1114,BIOL1144,BIOL1134
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2114 Environmental Science [EC 102,ES 102]
A survey of the fundamental principles that govern the functioning of the environment with emphasis on problems considered to be the core of most environmental issues: growing population, shortages in food and energy resources. The ethical issues related to the environmental problems are also considered. (LAS)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2204 Anatomy & Physiology I
This course presents a systemic approach to the study of the human body. Lecture presentation begins with an introduction of anatomical terminology and an overview of cellular processes and tissue classification. An emphasis is placed on the following human organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, special senses, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive. As part of the course requirements, students will complete a laboratory component of the course. (LAS)
Note: Prerequisite not required with ACT science sub score of 21.
Prerequisites: BIOL1114,BIOL1144,BIOL1134
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2214 Anatomy & Physiology II
This course presents a systemic approach to the study of the human body and its function. Lecture presentation begins with an introduction to homeostasis and Chemistry. An emphasis is placed on the following systems and their functions: nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary and digestive. The functionality of these systems is thoroughly explained, as well as, cellular respiration, cellular transport and enzyme functions. As part of the course requirements, students will complete a laboratory component for each system in course.
Prerequisites: BIOL2204 & (CHEM1115 or CHEM1004)
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2224 Introduction to Microbiology [BI 301]
Introductory principles of microbiology, including their application to human and animal diseases. Emphasis on growth and cultivation with identification of individual organisms. (GE,LAS)
Prerequisites: CHEM1115,BIOL1114 or BIOL1144
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2304 Human Physiology [BI 465]
A study of the normal function of the human body. Strong emphasis is placed on homeostasis. Laboratory required.
Prerequisites: BIOL2104,CHEM1115
(4 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 32 lab hours)

BIOL 2373 Medical Terminology [BI 903]
An introduction to medical terminology and nomenclature; standard medical abbreviations and spelling; appreciation of the logical method found in medical terminology; and proper use of terms in written communication.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)