BSC 104 - Introduction to Biology
Fundamentals of biology with emphasis on the unity of life, energetics, genetics and the world of living things. Intended for non-science majors. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 105 - Human Biology
Fundamentals of biological human structure, function, and interactions with the environment. Intended for non-science majors. Does not count for health professions credit. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 120 - Principles of Biology
Study of basic biological principles common to all organisms through lecture and laboratory activities. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 121 - Principles of Biology
A continuation of the study of basic biological principles common to all organisms. Intended for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 227 - Human Anatomy
Principles of gross and microscopic anatomy of human body systems and their development. Provides preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count towards a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-2 lab (ACT composite 19 or higher or 12 hrs. college credit, 100 level or above with minimum GPA of 2.3)
4 hours
BSC 228 - Human Physiology
Fundamentals of normal human physiology, from cells to systems. Provides the scientific background for understanding pathophysiology and preparation for degrees in health professions. Does not count toward a major in Biological Science. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 227 with grade C or better)
4 hours
BSC 250 - Microbiol and Human Disease
Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in the disease process.
4 hours
BSC 301 - Vertebrate Embryology
Vertebrate development based chiefly on frog, chick and pig embryos. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 302 - Principles of Microbiology
Basic microbiological techniques, fundamental principles of microbial action, physiological processes, immunology , serology disease process. 2 lec-4 lab.
3 hours
BSC 304 - Microbiology Lab
A laboratory course emphasizing basic microbiological techniques including preparation of culture media, gram staining, isolation and identification of bacteria from diverse environments, and evaluation of antiseptics and disinfectants.
2 hours
BSC 310 - Comp Vertebrate Anatomy
4 hours
BSC 320 - Principles of Ecology
A fundamental approach to the basic principles underlying the interrelationships of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environments. A variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will be studied in the field and in the laboratory. 3 lec-3 lab.
4 hours
BSC 322 - Principles Cell Biology
A fundamental approach to the princples of cell biology covering general cellular structure and function, organelles, intercellular interactions, molecular inter- actions, and modern cellular and molecular methods. 3 lec-3 lab.
4 hours
BSC 324 - Principles of Genetics
The fundamental principles and mechanisms of inheritance. 3 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 409 - Mammalogy
A study of the structural features, evolution and classifi- cation of mammals; other topics will include ecology, zoo- geography, behavior, reproductive strategies, physiological adaptation to extreme environments and economic aspects. 2 lec-2 lab and field.
4 hours
BSC 412 - Biogeography for BSC Majors
Biogeography studies distributions of animals and plants in space and time; it combines knowledge from evolutionary biology, ecology, zoology, botany, genetics, and conservation science with basics of geography and geology.
3 hours
BSC 416 - Plant Taxonomy
Recognition of our native seed plants and ferns. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 417 - Biostatistics
Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisions. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Pre: Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)
3 hours
BSC 420 - Plant Physiology
Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 422 - Animal Physiology
Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function. 3 lec-3 lab (PR: BSC 322, CHM 355, MTH 140 or 132 or 229; or permission)
4 hours
BSC 424 - Animal Parasitology
Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 428 - Neuroscience
The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
3 hours
BSC 438 - Emerging Infect Diseases
Introduces students to infectious diseases that are either newly emergent or have returned to prominence within the last decade.
3 hours
BSC 460 - Cons Forest Soil Wildlife
Primarily for students in the biological, general and applied sciences. Includes field work, seminars, and demonstrations on phases of conservation of forest,soil,and wildlife. 2 lec-4 lab.
3 hours
BSC 480 - SpTp:Molecular Medicine
3 hours
BSC 481 - SpTp: Neuroethology
2 hours
BSC 491 - Capstone Experience
An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Biological Science Faculty.
2 hours
BSC 509 - Mammalogy
A study of the structural features, evolution and classifi- cation of the mammals; other topics will include ecology, zoogeography, behavior, reproductive strategies, physiologi- cal adaptations to extreme environments and economic aspects. 2 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 512 - Biogeography
Biogeography studies distributions of animals and plants in space and time; it combines knowledge from evolutionary biology, ecology, zoology, botany, and conservation science with basics of physical geography and geology.
3 hours
BSC 516 - Plant Taxonomy
Identification and classification of seed plants and ferns of eastern United States. Readings in history and principles of taxonomy, rules of nomenclature and related topics. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 517 - Biostatistics
Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications.Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, AVONA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. Permission (consistent with MTH 518 description)
3 hours
BSC 520 - Plant Physiology
Experimental study of plant life processes to include applicable biophysical and biochemical principles. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 522 - Animal Physiology
Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.
4 hours
BSC 524 - Animal Parasitology
Morphology, life histories, classification, and host relationships of common parasites. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 528 - Neuroscience
The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
3 hours
BSC 560 - Cons Forest Soil Wildlife
Primarily for teachers in the biological sciences, general and applied sciences. Includes fieldwork, seminars, and demonstrations related to conservation. 2 lec-4 lab.
3 hours
BSC 581 - SpTp:Emerg Infect Disease
(PR: Permission)
3 hours
BSC 582 - SpTp:Molecular Medicine
(PR: Permission)
3 hours
BSC 610 - Adv Vert Morphology
AVM is an intensive, laboratory-based course in vertebrate morphology. Core responsibilities include detailed dissection and comparative cranial osteology. Each student must complete an independent dissection project and term paper.
3 hours
BSC 661 - Seminar I
In depth group discussion of current biological issues.
2 hours
BSC 662 - Seminar II
Oral presentation of individual topics.
1 hour
BSC 680 - SpTp: Adv Topics in Ecology
2 hours
BSC 681 - Thesis
By permission of adviser.
1 to 6 hours
BSC 718 - Ana Physio Pathoph Nur Anes II
Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the cardiovascular system.
3 hours