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 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 406 - Herpetology
Taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, and ecology of reptiles and amphibians with a special emphasis on representatives native to West Virginia. 2 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 410 - Remote Sensing/GIS Appl
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial computer software systems with earth resources applications.
4 hours
BSC 413 - Prin of Organic Evolution
Facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwinian concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.
3 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 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 426 - Medical Entomology
Role of certain insects and other arthropods in the trans- mission of disease organisms and methods of control. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 431 - Limnology
Study of inland waters; ecological factors affecting lake and stream productivity and various aquatic communities.
4 hours
BSC 443 - Microbial Genetics
Microbial Genetics covers the essential functions of DNA replication and gene expression in prokaryotic cells. The course includes molecular genetics of bacteria and phages, bioinformatics and discussion of laboratory techniques.
3 hours
BSC 450 - Molecular Biology
3 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 506 - Herpetology
A survey of the reptiles and amphibians of the world with special emphasis placed on forms resident to West Virginia aspects of zoogeography, anatomy, taxonomy, and behavior. 2 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
BSC 510 - Remote Sensing/GIS Appl
A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial computer software systems with earth resources applications.
4 hours
BSC 513 - Prin of Organic Evolution
The facts and possible mechanisms underlying the unity and diversity of life with emphasis on Neo-Darwiniam concepts of the role of species in evolutionary phenomena.
3 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 522 - Animal Physiology
Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.
4 hours
BSC 526 - Medical Entomology
The characteristics and control of certain insects and other arthropods which transmit disease-causing organisms. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 531 - Limnology
The study of inland waters; ecological factors affecting lake and stream productivity and various aquatic communities. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
BSC 543 - Microbial Genetics
Microbial Genetics covers the essential functions of DNA replication and gene expression in prokaryotic cells. The course includes molecular genetics of bacteria and phages, bioinformatics and discussion of laboratory techniques.
3 hours
BSC 550 - Molecular Biology
Advanced principles in molecular function emphasizing current research using recombinant DNA methodology. (PR: BSC 322 or equivalent)
3 hours
BSC 660 - Intro Grad Seminar
Topics relevant to preparation for a career in the life sciences including: literature mining and interpretation, scientific ethics, preparation and delivery of scientific presentations, and career development tools.
2 hours
BSC 662 - Seminar II
Oral presentation of individual topics.
1 hour
BSC 679 - Problem Rpt:Extremophile Micro
Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)
3 hours
BSC 680 - SpTp: Quantitative Ecology
2 hours
BSC 681 - Thesis
By permission of adviser.
1 to 6 hours
BSC 717 - Ana Physio Pathophy Nur Anes I
Anatomy, Physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the respiratory and renal systems.
3 hours
BSC 719 - Ana Phys Pathophy Nur Anes III
Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the nervous and endocrine systems.
3 hours