The following courses are offered in the College of Science during Spring 2018. View all courses offered over the past 5 years.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • BSC 250 - Microbiol and Human Disease
    Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in the disease process.
  • BSC 302 - Principles of Microbiology
    Basic microbiological techniques, fundamental principles of microbial action, physiological processes, immunology , serology disease process. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • 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.
  • BSC 312 - Invertebrate Zoology
    Survey of invertebrate phyla from protists through non-vertebrate chordates. Emphasis is placed upon indentification of taxa, development, microanatomy, life histories and evolutionary relationship.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BSC 324 - Principles of Genetics
    The fundamental principles and mechanisms of inheritance. 3 lec-4 lab.
  • BSC 401 - Ichthyology
    Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and repre- sentative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.
  • BSC 408 - Ornithology
    An introduction to avian biology: identification, distribu- tion, migration, and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • 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.
  • BSC 411 - Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
    A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.
  • 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.
  • BSC 416 - Plant Taxonomy
    Recognition of our native seed plants and ferns. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • BSC 428 - Neuroscience
    The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
  • BSC 430 - Plant Ecology
    The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.
  • 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.
  • BSC 448 - Introductory Immunology
    Comprehensive study of the molecules, cells and processes of the immune system. Also covered are diseases with an immunologic basis and technological applications of immunological principles. Pre: C or better in BSC 121, CHM 212
  • BSC 454 - Princ Adv Techn Mol Biol
    Students will gain an understanding of modern molecular biology through standard and novel methods and understand and criticize the published literature.
  • BSC 480 - SpTp: Human Evolution
  • BSC 480 - SpTp: Human Genetics
  • BSC 481 - SpTp: History of the Biosphere
  • BSC 482 - SpTp: Bioethics
  • BSC 491 - Capstone Experience
    An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Biological Science Faculty.
  • BSC 501 - Ichthyology
    Anatomy, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, economic importance and classification of major groups and repre- sentative local species of fishes. 2 lec-2 lab and field.
  • BSC 508 - Ornithology
    An introduction to avian biology: Identification, distribution, migration and breeding activities of birds. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • 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.
  • BSC 511 - Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
    A study of image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis systems, concurrent and parallel image processing 3-D modeling scenarios utilizing geophysical data for computer simulation modeling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • BSC 522 - Animal Physiology
    Physiological principles operating in cells, organs, and systems of animals, with a focus on vertebrate, including human, function.
  • BSC 528 - Neuroscience
    The fundamentals of cellular and systems neuroscience, with application towards understanding current research and biomedical problems.
  • BSC 530 - Plant Ecology
    The study of plants and their interactions with their environment at different levels of ecological organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of ecological data.
  • 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.
  • BSC 580 - SpTp: Human Evolution
    (PR: Permission)
  • BSC 581 - SpTp: History of the Biosphere
    (PR: Permission)
  • BSC 582 - SpTp: Bioethics
    (PR: Permission)
  • BSC 625 - Advanced Physiology
    Lecture, current literature and introduction to research in physiological systems. 3 lec-3 lab.
  • BSC 661 - Seminar I
    In depth group discussion of current biological issues.
  • BSC 662 - Seminar II
    Oral presentation of individual topics.
  • BSC 679 - Prb Rpt: Nature Ecology Extinc
    Preparation and completion of a written report from experimental or field research in biological sciences. (PR: permission)
  • BSC 680 - SpTp: Journal Club
  • BSC 681 - Thesis
    By permission of adviser.
  • BSC 719 - AandP III
    Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the nervous and endocrine systems.
  • CHM 109 - Chemistry in the Home
    An introduction to basic concepts of chemical science as it applies to materials commonly found within the household. Students will be expected to learn to evaluate potential hazards of such materials.
  • CHM 111 - Foundations of Chemistry
    This course will introduce students to basic chemical facts and concepts. Topics will include units, dimensional analysis, nomenclature, solutions, atomic structure, and stoichiometry.
  • CHM 204 - General Chemistry II
    A continuation of chemistry 203 with emphasis on intro- ductory organic and biochemistry. 3 lec.
  • CHM 205 - General, Organic, and Biochem
    Introductory course for health professions students and non-science majors covering basic chemical principles with applications in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
  • CHM 211 - Principles of Chemistry I
    A study of the properties of materials and their inter- actions with each other. Development of theories and applications of the principles of energetics, dynamics and structure. Intended primarily for science majors and pre-professional students. 3 lec.
  • CHM 212 - Principles Chemistry II
    A continuation of chemistry 211 with emphasis on the inorganic chemistry of the representative elements and transition metals. 3 lec.
  • CHM 217 - Principles of Chem Lab I
    A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2ll. (CR or PR: CHM 2ll)
  • CHM 218 - Principles of Chem Lab II
    A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in Chemistry 2l2. (CR or PR: CHM 2l2).
  • CHM 218H - Prin Chem Honor Lab II
    An advanced laboratory class designed for Principles of Chemistry II students. This lab will introduce students to concepts and/or techniques important to later laboratory classes and research.
  • CHM 305 - Research Methods Chem
    A survey course concerning the use of the chemical literature with an emphasis on online computer searching and ethical issues relating to the conduct of scientific research and the relationship of science to society.
  • CHM 328 - Intro Organic Chem Laboratory
    The laboratory to accompany CHM 327. Students learn the basic techniques used in the modern organic chemistry laboratory.
  • CHM 331 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 332 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 345 - Intro to Analytical Chem
    An introduction to basic techniques of analytical chemistry and data analysis through statistical procedures. Traditional wet and contemporary instrumental methods are covered with an emphasis on experimental care and craftsmanship.
  • CHM 355 - Organic Chemistry I
    A systematic study of organic chemistry including modern structural theory, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry; app- lication of these topics to the study of reactions and their mechanisms and applications to synthesis. 3 lec.
  • CHM 356 - Organic Chemistry II
    Continuation of Chemistry 355. 3 lec.
  • CHM 358 - Physical Chemistry: Thermo.
    A study of chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. 3 lec.-2 lab.
  • CHM 361 - Intro Organic Chm Lab
    An introduction to of experimental organic chemistry with emphasis on fundamental techniques and their application to the preparation and identification of organic compounds. 6 lab.
  • CHM 361H - Intro Honors Organic Chem Lab
    This laboratory will introduce students to advanced concepts and techniques in organic synthesis and spectroscopy. It requires students to engage in an independent synthetic project from the chemical literature.
  • CHM 365 - Introductory Biochemistry
    A survey course including introduction to basic biochemical concepts, metabolic pathways, and bioenergetics. 3 lec.
  • CHM 366 - Intro Biochemistry Lab
    Introduction to basic biochemical laboratory techniques including chromatography, electrophonesis, and enzyme kinetics; methods for identification and characterization of biochemical systems. 4 lab.
  • CHM 390H - Honors in Chemistry
    Independent study or undergraduate research project for outstanding students.
  • CHM 401 - Research for Undergrad
    Students engage in research project in collaboration with a faculty member.
  • CHM 402 - Research for Undergrad
    Students engage in a research project in collaboration with a faculty member.
  • CHM 411 - Modern Instrument Methods
    This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.
  • CHM 431 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research.
  • CHM 432 - Chemistry Seminar
    Students attend lectures presented by internal and external speakers to learn about the nature and variety of chemical research. Students also present an oral and written presentation of their capstone experience.
  • CHM 467 - Intermediate Biochemistry
    An intermediate level discussion of the biochemistry of mammalian cells.
  • CHM 480 - SpTp: Adv. Organic Lab
  • CHM 481 - SpTp: Biological Mass Spectrom
  • CHM 482 - SpTp: Intro To Microscopy
  • CHM 490 - Internship
    Students engage in supervised chemical laboratory work in a professional setting.
  • CHM 491 - Capstone Experience
    Students engage in a collaborative research project with a faculty member.
  • CHM 511 - Modern Instrument Methods
    This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.
  • CHM 551 - Biological Mass Spectrometry
    This course investigates the theory and applications of mass spectrometry. It includes a laboratory component in which you will learn to run the mass spectrometers and interpret mass spectral results.
  • CHM 567 - Intermediate Biochemistry
    A survey course including introduction to basic biochemical concepts, bioenergetics, and information transfer.
  • CHM 631 - Seminar
  • CHM 632 - Seminar
  • CHM 678 - Applied Micr in Research
    A combined lecture/lab/self-motivated research course that results in a microscopy based project to be presented by each student at an open forum (can augment thesis project).
  • CHM 682 - Research
    Credit in the course is earned by pursuing a directed original investigation in a field of chemistry. Twelve semester hours credit in research are applied toward the M.S. degree. Students may sign for one or more credit hurs per semester depending upon the time to be spent on research. A grade of PR may be reported at the close of each term or semester.
  • CHM 723 - Chemistry and Physics
    Scientific prinicples and clinical application of properties of matter, gas laws, vaporization, fluid dynamics, explosion hazards, electrical safety, acid-base balance, blood gas analysis, biochemistry in anesthesia, mechanisms of narcosis.
  • CIT 163 - Intro to Programming: C++
    Concepts of software development and maintenance using C++, including syntax of the language, loops, functions, pointers, decision structures, and file processing. Proper program desing using object-oriented programming techniques are emphasized.
  • CIT 238 - Algorithms
    Covers algorithm-design methods, algorithm performance analysis, and optimization techniques. Covers algorithm applications used in solving frequently occurring problems, such as pattern matching, data compression, searching, and sorting.
  • CIT 260 - Instrumentation
    The course introduces students to modern data gathering methods, laboratory instrumentation, and programming. Focuses range from transportation development, forensics, to environmental issues.
  • CIT 263 - Web Programming I
    Students will learn techniques for creating advanced documents and programs for the Web using HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and PHP scripting. Students will also learn how to install and maintain a Web server.
  • CIT 280 - SpTp: Code Digitial Humanities
  • CIT 313 - Web Programming II
    The second semester of two course sequence on Web programming. This course focuses on server-side programming and databases. Topics covered include PHP, mySQL, web services, and security.
  • CIT 333 - Software Engineering II
    Second course in a two course sequence. Covers the system development life cycle: requirement analysis and specifications; design methods; system implementation and integration; testing; and reuse issues. Team project participation.
  • CIT 352 - Network Protocols and Admin
    This course provides students with knowledge of network terminology, structures, topologies, protocols, and inter-faces involving Local Area and Wide Area networks.
  • CIT 365 - Database Management
    To understand the logical and physical design of data stored and retrieved from a relationsl database. Exposure to distributed databases, database administration and structured query language will also be done.
  • CIT 416 - Advanced Web Programming
    Includes topics in XHTML, JavaScript Data Object Model, dynamic application of CSS rules to page elements, browser's support for XML, object-oriented PHP programming, server side graphics generation, web services.
  • CIT 441 - Game Development II:3D
    Covers state of the art techniques for computer game design and development with an emphasis on the 3D graphics and interaction through practical, example driven approaches of game development.
  • CIT 443 - Game Development III: AI
    Advanced concepts of game development with a focus on artificial intelligence. AI techniques covered including A* path finding algorithm, rule-based reasoning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, genetic algorithm, knowledge representation.
  • CIT 446 - 3D Modeling and Animation
    Covers 3D modeling to create environments and character animation. Explores 3D forms within sculpture, architecture, animation and games. Includes development of simplifications, abstractions and hyper-realities for gaming.
  • CIT 448 - Mobile Game Development
    Students will work in teams to develop games for mobile devices. Emphasis on mobile development tools, techniques, cross platform development, and standard practices, using open-source software.
  • CJ 200 - Intro to Criminal Justice
    This survey course examines the various components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will be introduced to various criminal justice agencies and career possibilities.
  • CJ 211 - Intro to Law Enforcement
    Designed to examine the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Addresses constitutional limitations on law enforcement, objectives of law enforcement, and processes of law enforcement.
  • CJ 221 - Intro to Criminal Courts
    This course addresses the evolution of current functioning of the American criminal court system. Students are exposed to court administration, court procedures, and the state and federal court system.
  • CJ 231 - Intro to Corrections
    A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.
  • CJ 302 - CJ Research Methods
    Logic of social research methods, survey research, methods of evaluation, sampling, and the contrast between qualitative and quantitative CJ research. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CJ 312 - Criminal Investigation
    Investigation methodology, realtions of the detective with other police divisions; modus operandi; sources of information; surveillance, interrogation, follow-up procedures.
  • CJ 322 - Criminal Law
    History and development of criminal law, elements of a crime; parties to a crime, types of offenses.
  • CJ 332 - Correctional Rehab
    Examines the theories, treatment strategies and the role of the correctional counselor. Special emphasis is given to the topics of classification, development of treatment plans and principles of effective intervention.
  • CJ 340 - Drugs and Crime
    Examines the history and consequences of mind altering drugs, and criminal behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance abuse. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CJ 341 - Victims of Crime
    Examines victims of crime, the process and consequences of victimization. Also covered are victims' rights and services available for victims and victim compensation.
  • CJ 400 - Applied Ethics in CJ
    Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.
  • CJ 404 - Theoretical Criminology
    A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory and research receive greater emphasis than historical development. PR: CJ200.
  • CJ 424 - Computer Crime
    Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.
  • CJ 426 - Civil Liability Issues CJ
    This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.
  • CJ 440 - CJ Response to Dom Violence
    This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.
  • CJ 460 - Miscarriages of Justice
    This course provides a critical examination of the processes and procedures used by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and corrections agents which may potentially produce errors or "miscarriages" of justice.
  • CJ 492 - Senior Seminar
    Integrates theory with practice; identifies relationship between research and practice of criminal justice. Examines current and future research issues in criminal justice. Capstone course. (CR: CJ 404 or CJ 423)
  • CJ 500 - Applied Ethics in CJ
    Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.
  • CJ 504 - Theoretical Criminology
    A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.
  • CJ 524 - Computer Crime
    Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.
  • CJ 526 - Civil Liability Issues CJ
    This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.
  • CJ 540 - CJ Response to Dom Violence
    This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.
  • CJ 560 - Miscarriages of Justice
    This course provides a critical examination of the processes and procedures used by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and corrections agents which may potentially produce errors or "miscarriages" of justice.
  • CJ 604 - Adv Theory Criminal Just
    Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.
  • CJ 621 - Adv Crim Law and Procedure
    A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.
  • CJ 656 - Applied Statistics in CJ
    Principles of statistical techniques with emphasis upon their application in the Criminal Justice system. (PR: Undergraduate statistics course and permission)
  • CJ 681 - Thesis
  • DFIA 261 - Intro to Linux
    An introductory course for the Linux operating system, focusing on its application in information assurance and the digital forensics.
  • DFIA 357 - Network Penetration and Attack
    Students will explore tools and techniques used to penetrate, exploit and ex filtrate data from computers and networks.
  • DFIA 420 - Incident Response
    This course examines forensic and investigative aspects of a network intrusion. Topics include pre-incident preparation, developing leads, scoping an incident, forensic data collection, evidence from hosts, networks, and enterprise environments.
  • DFIA 440 - Digital Evidence
    Concepts of computer forensics, including handling digital evidence, case preparation, forensic imaging, data recovery, password cracking, e-mail analysis, and report writing. Proper usage of difference forensic tools is emphasized.
  • DFIA 445 - Mobile and Web Pen Testing
    This course is designed to teach students the advanced skills and techniques required to test mobile and web applications.
  • DFIA 454 - Network Defense
    An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.
  • DFIA 461 - Cyber Warfare
    Broad examination of this new form of conflict including the role of nation states, the challenge of attribution, potential impact on the physical world, and current government policy and doctrine.
  • DFIA 462 - Network Forensics
    Examination of techniques and tools used to investigate, search, collect, analze, and report on network based breaches and events.
  • FSC 603 - Genetics-DNA Lab
    Laboratory to be offered in conjunction with FSC 604 Genetics and DNA Technology stressing techniques and methods required for DNA analysis used in forensic case investigations, in CODIS laboratories and in paternity testing.
  • FSC 604 - Genetics and DNA Technology
    A comprehensive lecture series that covers the genetics and biochemistry of DNA to include the analysis, ethical considerations and quality assurance techniques used to analyze DNA for identification purposes. This course serves as a core course in the forensic science curriculum.
  • FSC 605 - F S Digital Imaging
    Introductory course in digital image processing. Covers techniques used in forensic laboratory to enhance, analyze, and catalog digital images. Instruction in lab setting.
  • FSC 615 - Adv Crime Investigation
    This course addresses various areas of crime scene investigation not or minimally addressed in the FSC 606 introductory course. Topics include arson/explosives, body excavation, forensic entomology. advanced impression evidence, wound analysis.
  • FSC 617 - Adv Crime Photo and Document
    This series of lectures and practical exercises introduces the student to sophisticated crime scene documentation techniques including sketching, surveying, photography and crime scene management techniques.
  • FSC 618 - Forensic Comparative Sciences
    "Introduction to comparative methods used by forensic scientists for analysis of fingerprints, questioned documents, and firearms".
  • FSC 619 - Forensic Statistics
    Basic theory of probability and statistics, odds from Bayes' theorem for transfer evidence, likelihood ratio, population and statistical genetics, statistical issues in paternity testing and mixtures, and presenting evidence.
  • FSC 623 - Forensic Chemistry Laboratory
    Laboratory practicum will develop skill set needed in the forensic analysis of physical evidence using standard methods and modern analytical instrumentation.
  • FSC 626 - Advanced Drug Analysis
    Concentration on modern analytical methods used in the isolation and the identification of illicit drugs and their metabolities in biological samples and other forensic evidence. (PR: FSC 622 or permission of instructor)
  • FSC 627 - Human Genetics
    Human Genetics serves as an introduction to the study of heritable traits in humans and their molecular basis; basic genetic principles, statistics, and probability; population database analyses; principles of population genetics and laws of Mendelian genetics as they relate to human identification; application of paternity testing and identification of human remains; use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and mtDNA profiling in forensic applications.
  • FSC 634 - Comp Search and Seizure
    Topics covered in this course will expand upon material covered in FSC 632. Additional areas include affidavits and warrants, national information security concepts, evidence collection, transport and preservation, computer networks, e-mail traces, imaging of original evidence, introduction to forensic tools, Window registry, malware and spyware, virtualization and hand held devices. Classes are presented in a lecture format and culminates with a mock, digital crime scene exercise.
  • FSC 641 - Firearms Toolmarks II
    This course provides an enhanced learning experience designed to reduce the time to competency typical of the knowledge required component of a firearms examiner training program. FSC 641 is the second of two firearms and toolmarks examiner training courses.
  • FSC 643 - DNA Tech Assistance II
    The goal of the DNA Technical Assistance Program (DNA TAP) is to prepare select students for placement in host forensic laboratories for validation and evaluation research studies. The student undergoes accelerated lectures and intense hands-on laboratory exercises including analytical procedures, instrument training, and data analysis.
  • FSC 650 - SpTp: Adv Mobile Phone
    Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.
  • FSC 665 - Legal Court in Forensic
    Covers the American legal system with specific emphasis on expert witnessing by forensic scientists. Mock trials provide experience in the courtroom.
  • FSC 676 - Adv Dig Evid Detect Recovery
    This advanced Digital Evidence Detection and Recovery course will provide an overview of the advanced procedures and techniques used by investigators working with digital evi- dence. This course will be taught as a combination of lect- res, lab and practical exercises.
  • FSC 680 - Seminar
    Faculty, student and guest speaker presentations of topics pertinent to forensic science.
  • GLY 100 - Geologic Hazards and Resources
    Introductory course for non-science majors focusing on (i) Earth Hazards; and mitigation, (ii) Climate change and its impacts; and (iii) Earth and Energy resources, their origin, development, and environmental impacts.
  • GLY 200 - Physical Geology
    An elementary but comprehensive physical geology course that deals with the earth's origin, composition, structures, tectonics and processes. Intended primarily for, but not limited to, the science major. 3 lec.
  • GLY 201 - Historical Geology
    Chronological history and development of the earth, sequence of the geologic ages and rock formations, development and evolution of life as revealed by fossils.
  • GLY 210L - Earth Materials Lab
    An introduction to laboratory methods and materials as applied to the identification, classification, recovery and uses of earth resources. 2 lab.
  • GLY 211L - Earth Development Lab
    Reconstruction of events in earth history based on physical characteristics and arrangement of rock layers and their fossil contens. 2 hr lab (PR: 210L; CR: GLY 201)
  • GLY 418 - Invertebrate Paleontology
    Taxonomy, morphology, and paleoecology of body and trace fossils representing the major invertebrate phyla; analysis and interpretation of faunal assemblages; evolution and extinction of species. (PR: GLY 201)
  • GLY 421 - Petrology
    Indentification and classification of igneous, and metamor- phic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic importance. 3 lec-2 lab.
  • GLY 456 - Environmental Geology
    Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geologic media. (PR: GLY 200, GLY 210L or equivalent; Recommended: GLY 451)
  • GLY 492 - Capstone Experience
    An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
  • GLY 518 - Invertebrate Paleontology
    Taxonomy, morphology, and paleoecology of body and trace fossils representing the major invertebrate phyla; analysis and interpretation of faunal assemblages; evolution and extinction of species. (PR: GLY 201)
  • GLY 521 - Petrology
    Identification and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic. 2 lec-4 lab.
  • GLY 556 - Environmental Geology
    Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geological media.
  • GLY 640 - Physical Aspects Geology
  • GLY 641 - Biological Aspect Geology
  • GLY 642 - Chemical Aspects Geology
  • IST 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Prin
    Comprehensive coverage of spreadsheets and databases. Includes techniques to collect, manage, and analyze data; solve problems; and effectively communicate results for scientific research. Includes macro development and introduction to scripting.
  • IST 224 - Intro to Forensic Science
    The relationship between scientific process and crime solutions is explored. DNA technology, probability theory, fingerprints, blood spatter, questioned documents, crime scene investigation will be examined using laboratories and case studies.
  • IST 264 - Technology Foundations
    This course introduces the student to the common hardware and technology that pervades business and society as a whole. Topics include pc's, networks, software, the internet, cellular phones, etc.
  • IST 301 - Public Service Experience
    At least 30 contact hours in a public service/volunteer experience with a group, organization or agency that offers a service to the general public. Advisor permission required.
  • IST 470 - Internship in IST
    A supervised internship in an area of Integrated Science and Technology.
  • IST 491 - Senior Project II
    Senior Capstone Experience
  • IST 580 - SpTp: Water Policy And Reg
    Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
  • MTH 102 - Prep for College Math B
    A mastery-based course that will prepare students for college algebra.
  • MTH 102B - Abr Prep for College Math B
    An abridged mastery-based course that will prepare students for College Algebra.
  • MTH 121 - Concepts and Applications (CT)
    Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, problem-solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic models, formula use, and financial concepts.
  • MTH 121B - Cncpts and Apps-Expanded (CT)
    Critical thinking course for non-science majors that develops quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include logical thinking, linear modeling, statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, and financial concepts, with arithmetic review.
  • MTH 122 - Plane Trigonometry
    Definitions of circular functions; graphs to trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and applications.
  • MTH 127 - College Algebra-Expanded
    A brief but careful review of the main techniques of alge- bra. Polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
  • MTH 130 - College Algebra
    Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic func- tions. Graphs, equations and inequalities, sequences.
  • MTH 132 - Precalculus with Sci Applica
    Functions used in calculus including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, Binomial Theorem.
  • MTH 140 - Applied Calculus
    A brief survey of calculus including both differentiation and integration with applications. Not to be substituted for Mathematics 131 or Mathematics 190.
  • MTH 160 - Applied Math Reasoning (CT)
    A critical thinking course in applied mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, problem solving, linear modeling, beginning statistics and probability, exponential and logarithmic modeling, formula use.
  • MTH 220 - Discrete Structures
  • MTH 229 - Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
    An introduction to calculus and analytic geometry, emphasizing critical thinking. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of the elementary functions of one variable, including transcendental functions.
  • MTH 230 - Calculus/Analytic Geom II
    A study of the conics and transcendental functions, tech- niques of integraton, improper integrals, indeterminate forms and infinite series.
  • MTH 231 - Calculus/Analytic Geom III
    Analytic geometry of two and three dimensions, partial dif- ferentiation, and multiple integrals.
  • MTH 300 - Intro to Higher Math
    A transition between elementary calculus and higher math- ematics with emphasis on techniques of proofs. (PR or CR: MTH 23l or equivalent)
  • MTH 329 - Elementary Linear Algebra
    Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and applications.
  • MTH 331 - Linear Algebra
  • MTH 335 - Ordinary Diff Equations
    A study of differential equations, their solutions, and applications to physical systems, emphasizing closed-form solving methods. Laplace transforms, orthogonal functions, approximation and numerical methods with applications. (PR: C or better in MTH 231 and REC: MTH 331 or MTH 329)
  • MTH 361 - Vector Calculus
    A course in n-dimensional calculus: the derivative, the integral, and applications. Coordinate-free methods are emphasized.
  • MTH 404 - Math Methods and Materials
    Content and content-specific pedagogy for secondary mathematics education majors.
  • MTH 411 - Mathematical Modeling
    Students work in teams to construct mathematical models of various real-world situations. Problems to be modeled are drawn from diverse areas of application and use a wide range of undergraduate mathematics.
  • MTH 415 - Partial Differential Equations
    Differential equations. Heat Equation, Laplace's Equation, separation of variables, Fourier series, vibrating strings, eigenvalue problems, finite differences, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials.
  • MTH 428 - Advanced Calculus II
    The number system, limits, sequences, partial different- iation with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, improper integrals, infinite series.
  • MTH 440 - Graph Th and Combinatorics
    This course is designed to introduce students in mathematical sciences to the theorems, techniques, and applications of graph theory and combinatorics.
  • MTH 442 - Numerical Linear Algebra
    Direct an iterative methods for numerical solution of linear systems of equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. rror Analysis and norms. Related topics.
  • MTH 449 - Projective Geometry
    Projective Geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.
  • MTH 452 - Modern Algebra II
  • MTH 480 - Special Topics
  • MTH 480 - SpTp: Data Mining
  • MTH 480 - SpTp: Practical Mathematics
  • MTH 490 - Internship in Mathematics
    A supervised internship in an area of mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. By permission only.
  • MTH 491 - Senior Seminar
    Capstone experience in reading, doing, writing and speaking mathematics. Students will explore topics related to a theme chosen by the instructor. (PR: MTH 301).
  • MTH 528 - Advanced Calculus II
    The number system, limits, sequences, parital differentia- tion with applications, maxima and minima of functions of several variables. Theory of definite integrals, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, infinite series.
  • MTH 549 - Projective Geometry
    Projective geometry using both synthetic and algebraic methods.
  • MTH 552 - Modern Algebra II
    Structure of the abstract mathematical systems; groups, rings, fields, with illustrations and application from Number Theory.
  • MTH 580 - Special Topics
    Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
  • MTH 589 - Graduate Mathematics Seminar
    A seminar on topics relevant to graduate students in mathematics, including college-level teaching, conducting research, professional ethics, and mathematics careers. THis course does not satisfy any degree requirements.
  • MTH 615 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MTH 635 - Graph Theory and Combinatorics
    The course is designed to introduce students in mathematical sciences to the theorems, techniques and applications of graph theory and combinatorics.
  • MTH 640 - Complex Variables I
    A study of algebra, topology, and geometry of the complex plane; holomorphic functions; conformal mapping; analytic functions and analytic continuation; complex integration; representation theorems; convergence theorems and related topics.
  • MTH 642 - Numerical Linear Algebra
  • MTH 681 - Thesis
  • MTH 690 - SpTp: Data Mining
    Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings. (PR: Permission of Instructor)
  • NRE 111 - Living Systems
    This course is designed to equip students to observe and create their own questions, test them, and continue the process of scientific inquiry related to living systems.
  • NRE 212 - Energy
    The course introduces the students to the properties and the interfaces of biological and physical systems with emphasis on energy concepts, production and distribution in both systems.
  • NRE 220 - Human Dimensions of Nat Res
    This course provides an overview of human-nature relationship from the perspective of conservation and natural resource management.
  • NRE 320 - Nature Enviro Problems
    The effects of human activity on ecological, political, economic, and cultural systems are examined. Particular attention is given to present human population growth, industrial activities, and energy availability.
  • NRE 321 - Resol Environ Problems
    Students examine case studies of current environmental problems and propose methods of remediation. Cultural, political, economic, as well as ecological and physiographic factors are considered.
  • NRE 322 - Assess I: Terrestrial Systems
    Use of scientific procedure and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of terrestrial ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.
  • NRE 423 - GIS and Data Systems
    Course focuses on the relationships among the scientific method, data structures, and geographic images. Students relate hypothesis formation and databases through the development of ARCMap documents.
  • NRE 425 - Water Policy and Regulations
    Examination of how aquatic resources are protected for humans and species of concern by current regulatory framework.
  • NRE 431 - Aquatic Toxicology
    This course will introduce students to the principles of aquatic toxicology including regulations driving biological criteria, development of laboratory toxicity testing and test methodology.
  • NRE 481 - SpTp: Resort Management
    A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.
  • NRE 482 - SpTp: Hospitality and Tourism
    A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.
  • NRE 491 - ES Senior Capstone
    Students develop and complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the NRE department (capstone).
  • NRE 531 - Aqua Toxicology
    This course will introduce students to the principles of aquatic toxicology including regulations driving biological criteria, development of laboratory toxicity testing and test methodology.
  • NRRM 200 - Analytical Methods: Statistics
    Students develop an understanding of statistical reasoning through the use of software to generate, summarize, and draw conclusions from data. Course enhances statistical technique dexterity through analysis of applied problems.
  • NRRM 310 - Environmental Interpretation
    Principles and techniques of environmental interpretation as practiced in federal, state, and private agencies.
  • NRRM 320 - Sports and Campus Rec Mgmt
    This course will deal with the fields of recreational sports and campus recreation management. It will present the foundations of both fields, the development, implementation, and trends in today's programs.
  • NRRM 402 - Research Eval and Assess in NRRM
    Theoretical & practical approach to research, evaluation and assessment of the social sciences of natural resources and recreational management.
  • NRRM 405 - Park and Recreation Ecology
    The course is designed to help students identify and evaluate the level of resource impact, understand factors that cause impacts, and suggest management actions to minimize impacts under given conditions.
  • NRRM 502 - Assess and Eval Rec Service
    Theoretical & practical approach to evaluation as applied to recreation & leisure services. Emphasis will be upon developing sound assessment & evaluation methodology applicable to recreation & leisure studies (PR: NRRM 101)
  • PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics
    Introduces nonscience majors to applications of physics in life. Emphasises conceptual understanding of basic prin- ciples in classical and modern physics. Recommended for science students with no high school physics. (PR: MTH 120, 121 or MTH 123).
  • PHY 101L - Conceptual Physics Lab
    Conceptual Physics Laboratory. A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of physics that are introduced in Physics 101. (CR: PHY 101) 2 lab.
  • PHY 201 - General Physics
    First half of an introduction to physics for life-science students, using algebra and vectors by triangles: force, energy, particle dynmaics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermal phenomena.
  • PHY 202 - General Physics I Laboratory
    Laboratory to accompany PHY 201 or PHY 211, focusing on mechanics concepts and applications.
  • PHY 203 - College Physics II
    Second half of an introduction to physics for students of natural (life) sciences, using algebra and vectors by triangles: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
  • PHY 204 - General Physics Lab
    Laboratory to accompany PHY 203 or PHY 213, focusing on classical E&M, circuits, and optics.
  • PHY 211 - Principles of Physics
    First half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: force, energy, particle dynamics, rotation, fluids, waves, thermodynamics.
  • PHY 213 - Principles of Physics
    Second half of an introduction to physics for students of physical science or engineering, using calculus and vectors by components: E&M fields, circuits; ray optics, interference; atoms, nuclei.
  • PHY 314 - Electronic Physics
    A study of transistors, integrated circuits and their associated circuits. 3 lec.
  • PHY 320 - Intro Modern Physics
    An introductory study of atomic and molecular theories, relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. 3 lec.
  • PHY 415 - Electronics Lab
  • PHY 421 - Modern Physics Lab
  • PHY 442 - Quantum Mechanics
    A study of waves and particles, the Schroedinger and Heisenberg formulations, particles in potential fields, scattering and perturbation theories, and application to atomic and nuclear structure. 3 lec.
  • PHY 492 - Capstone
    To give a capstone experience to physics majors in their junior or senior years by applying the principles of physics to the solution of real life problems. (PR: PHY 491)
  • PHY 515 - Electronics Lab
  • PHY 521 - Modern Physics Lab
  • PHY 542 - Quantum Mechanics
    Mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, particles in potential fields, perturbation theory and other approxima- tion methods, scattering, applications to simple systems. 3 lec.
  • PHY 600 - Electricity and Magnetism I
    A study of electrostatics and associated boundary-value problems, electric multipoles and macroscopic media, dielectrics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell equations and conservation laws, plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation.
  • PS 122 - PS for Teachers: Physics
    PS 122 is part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K-9 Education majors. Includes 2-hr, 1 credit lab.
  • PS 325 - Dev Scientific Thought
    An introduction to the history and nature of science emphasizing the logic of scientific reasoning and progress with social and historical influences. Includes lab.
  • PS 410 - Remote Sensing w Applications
    A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications. (PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204)
  • PS 411 - Image Processing/Modeling
    A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 410)
  • PS 510 - Remote Sensing w Applications
    A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications.
  • PS 511 - Image Processing/Modeling
    A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum. (PR: PS 510)
  • PS 660 - Independent Studies
    Advanced independent study topics to provide additional individual research and classroom/laboratory opportunities.
  • STA 225 - Introductory Statistics (CT)
    Introduction to statistical analysis.
  • STA 345 - Applied Prob and Stat
    Statistical methods in scientific/engineering research, with emphasis on applications. Probability modeling, experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA/factor analysis. Implementation using statistical software such as Excel/SAS.
  • STA 413 - Experimental Designs
    Analysis of variance an covariance models with derivations using calculus; detailed testing of model assumptions and remedial measures (as transformations) to yield adequate models; use of various statistical designs.
  • STA 446 - Probability and Statistics II
    Statistical inference: estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses. Regression, analysis of variance.
  • STA 513 - Experimental Designs
    Principles of experimentation; Analysis of variance; Latin square and related designs; Factorial designs, Response Surface; Robustness; Nested and Split-Plot designs.
  • STA 518 - Biostatistics
    Statistical skills for biological/biomedical research, with emphasis on applications. Experimental design/survey sampling, estimation/hypothesis testing procedures, regression, ANOVA, multiple comparisons. Implementation using statistical software such as SAS, BMDP. May not be used for any degree offered by the Department of Mathematics.
  • STA 546 - Probability and Statistics II
    Probability spaces, conditional probability, and applications. Random variables, distributions, expectations, and moments.
  • STA 662 - Multivar Math Statistics
    Multivariate distribution theory and statistical inference including estimation and tests concerning mean vectors and covariance matrices (maximum likelihood and likelihood-ratio techniques emphasized). (PR: MTH 545)

Subjects

* This course listing is not authoritative. It provides an example of courses offered; actual course offerings may vary. Course information, including prerequisites and co-requisites, may be incomplete or missing. Students should refer to their catalog, their academic advisor(s), and/or the COS Office of Student Services for current course information.