Bruyninckx, Karns, Osterhage, Rubino.
Biology courses – 161; 185; 221; 231; 301; 302; 471 (culminating experience); four others,
two of which must be at the 300 level, but not to include 307, 308, 309, 357, 370, or 380.
Cognate courses – Chemistry 161 or equivalent; Che 185.
Comprehensive evaluation with passing grade. Total of 8.50 major course credits, plus 3 cognates =
No more than 1 credit of any combination of Bio 308, 309 and 380 can count towards graduation.
Minor: Biology courses – 161 or equivalent; 185; any three others, but not to include 301, 302, 307,
308, 309, 370, or 380. Total of 5 minor courses.
All courses (except 301, 302) include an integrated laboratory experience.
Bio 160. Special Topics.
Bio 161. Heredity and Evolution.
An introduction to the scientific study of life with an emphasis
on evolution, ecology and classical genetics.
The nature and practice of science will be examined
throughout the course.
For prospective pre-health-profession students and science majors.
satisfies the Natural World LADR. Not open to students with prior credit in Bio 165.
Prerequisite/corequisite: Che 161 or equivalent.
Bio 165. Concepts of Biology.
An historical approach to explore the development of primary
topics in modern biology such as mechanisms of inheritance and diversification of life on Earth via
the process of evolution.
The nature and practice of science will be examined throughout the
Does not require college-level chemistry. Partially satisfies Natural World LADR. Not open
to students with prior credit in Bio 161 or equivalent.
Bio 185. Cells and Systems.
An introduction to the scientific study of life with emphasis on the
chemistry of life, cells, and physiology. For prospective natural science majors. Prerequisites: 161
and either Che 161 or equivalent.
Bio 214. Tropical Biology.
Examines tropical biology in Central America: coral reefs, barrier
islands, mangrove swamps, and moist forests in Belize, and the Mayan temples in Tikal, Guatemala.
Additional fee charged. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.