Course Listing

  • 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 (4 hours) 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 (4 hours) 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. (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 principles 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 classification 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 comparisons. 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 (4 hours) PR: BSC 322, CHM 355, MTH 140 or 132 or 229; or permission.
  • 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 Infectious 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 Lab: A study of the structural features, evolution and classification of the mammals; other topics will include ecology, zoogeography, behavior, reproductive strategies, physiological 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: Emerging Infectious 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 II: An 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 Physiology Pathophysiology Nur Anes II: Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and anesthetic considerations related to the cardiovascular system. (3 hours)