BIO 154. College Biology. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 laboratory), fall & spring
A survey course in biology primarily for those majoring in science or education. Topics of study include, but are not limited to: basic biochemical principles, the cell, Mendelian genetics, plant systems, animal systems, ecology, evolution, human biology, and developmental biology. 3 hours per week of lecture and 2 hours per week of laboratory.
BIO 224. General Zoology. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 laboratory), spring
Intensive study of the animal kingdom with emphasis on taxonomy, morphology, and life histories of typical representatives of the animal phyla. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory/field trip per week. Prerequisite: 154 or permission.
BIO 234. General Botany. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 lab), even years, fall
An introductory survey of the plant kingdom. Topics discussed include the identification, classification, life histories, and the importance of plants. Three hours of lecture, and one laboratory or field trip per week. Prerequisite: 154 or permission.
BIO 312. Medical Terminology. 2 hours credit, fall
This course is designed for individuals planning to enter the health-care field and will help the student gain confidence in the use of medical and scientific terminology. In addition, anyone with a special interest in their own health and/or health-care in general may take the course as an elective. Prerequisite: 154 or its equivalent.
BIO 313. Nutrition. 3 hours credit, fall
A study of the principles of nutrition. Topics covered include the sources of nutrients, the digestion and absorption of nutrients, metabolism of nutrients, diseases associated with nutritional abnormalities, and the use of good nutritional habits to maintain health and control weight at various stages of the life cycle. Prerequisite: 154 or its equivalent. CHM 124 is strongly recommended.
BIO 314. Human Anatomy & Physiology I. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 lab.), fall
An in-depth study of the structures of the human body and its functions, with emphasis on chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. This includes how each system functions and relates to each other, as well as how each system contributes to the homeostasis of the entire body. Prerequisite: BIO 154 or consent of instructor.
BIO 324. Human Anatomy & Physiology II. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 lab.), spring
A continuation of BIO 314. An in-depth study of the structures of the human body and its functions, with emphasis on chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. This includes how each system functions and relates to each other, as well as how each system contributes to the homeostasis of the entire body. Prerequisites: BIO 314 or consent of instructor.
BIO 344. General Microbiology. 4 hours credit (3 lecture, 1 lab.), spring
An introduction to the biology of bacteria and other prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, including the history of microbiology; the classification, morphology, metabolism, and genetics of various microorganisms; host resistance, immunology and disease; industrial microbial applications, and epidemiology and oncology. Laboratory work includes cultivating, studying, isolating, identifying, and controlling microbes with heavy emphasis placed on technique. For those students majoring in biology, health care, or related field. Prerequisite: BIO 154 and CHM 224 (or 124).
BIO 353. Animal Behavior. 3 hours credit, on demand
The function, ecology, evolution and genetics of animal behavior. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisite: BIO 224 or permission of instructor.
BIO 354. Environmental Science. 4 hours credit, odd years, fall
The study of how we and other species interact with each other and with the nonliving environment of matter and energy. Emphasis will be placed on how the Earth can be sustained and man's role in conservation of natural resources. Prerequisite: ESC 114 is strongly recommended.
BIO 364. Vertebrate Embryology. 4 hours credit, alternate years, spring
A study of the anatomical arrangements and changes associated with the zygote as it becomes a multicellular organism. Topics will include the comparisons of zygote, blastula and development of the embryo between species. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 154.
BIO 383. Concepts of Biological Origins. 3 hours credit, alternate years, spring
A study of the principles, evidence, and the historical context of modern evolutionary thought. Attention will be given to the origin of life and the evolution of plants and animals within a Christian framework. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisite: BIO 154, and BIO 224 or permission of the instructor.
BIO 413. Genetics. 3 hours credit, odd years, fall
A course designed to study the principles of heredity. Areas to be studied include DNA structure, genetic codes, mutations, Mendelian principles, inheritance patterns, genetic screening, and biotechnology. Current developments in genetics will be emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 154.
BIO 423. Cell Biology. 3 hours credit, odd years, spring
A rigorous study of the structure and functions of the cell and its parts. Study includes the morphology of the cell as well as the detailed structures of the organelles, and the functions of each organelle. The course also involves the study of intermediary metabolism and how each subcellular
structure functions in the overall energy use and production of the cell. Prerequisite: BIO 154, and CHM 224 or 124.
BIO 431-436. Biology Readings. 1 to 6 hours of credit, on demand
Assigned readings in the student's area of interest to be overseen by a faculty member.
BIO 443. Human Genetics. 3 hours credit, even years, spring
A study of the current problems in human heredity. Topics will include human chromosome aberrations. DNA, the genetic code, and mutations, consanguineous marriages and genetic defects, and Mendelian principles applied to humans. Pedigrees, probability and genetic screening and counseling will also be discussed. Social, ethical, and legal problems and advances in genetics will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture each
week. Prerequisite: BIO 413.