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Courses

The biology department offers a wide selection of lower and upper division courses to support biology degree programs as well as numerous other programs within the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies and the School of Nursing.

Courses labeled with an asterisk are general education courses. See the University course catalog for course descriptions.

Course Number and Name (Credit Hours)

*BI 100 Introduction to Biology (3)

*BI 101 Introductory Biology Laboratory (2)

*BI 102 General Cellular Biology (5)

BI 103 General Organismal Biology (5)

BI 105 General Botany (4)

BI 110 General Zoology (4)

*BI 150 Evolution (3)

BI 155 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (1)

BI 180 Special Topics (1-3)

*BI 202 Biology of Behavior (3)

*BI 203 Human Impact on the Environment (3)

BI 206 Introductory Microbiology (4)

BI 230 Introduction to Human Physiology (3)

BI 250 Introduction to Human Anatomy (3)

BI 255 Human Physiology (4)

BI 260 The Biology of Aging (3)

BI 275 Human Anatomy (4)

BI 280 Special Topics (1-3)

BI 300 Field Biology (3)

BI 301 General Microbiology (4)

BI 302 Entomology (4)

BI 303 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

BI 305 Parasitology (4)

BI 310 Ecology (4)

BI 315 Vertebrate Zoology (4)

BI 324 Systematic Botany (3)

BI 325 Microbiology of Human Diseases (5)

BI 328 Plant Anatomy and Physiology (3)

BI 330 Animal Physiology (4)

BI 333 General Genetics (4)

BI 340 Evolutionary Biology (3)

BI 343 Human Genetics (2)

BI 353 Molecular Genetics (3)

BI 354 Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

BI 355 Developmental Biology (5)

BI 357 Histology (4)

BI 360 Human Cadaver Dissection (3)

BI 362 Immunology (3)

BI 363 Immunology Laboratory (2)

BI 370 Virology (3)

BI 380 Special Topics in Biology (1-3)

BI 389 Biology Literature Review (2)

BI 390 Biology Seminar (1)

BI 395 Biology Research (1-3)

Biology offers a good number of lower division (100 and 200-level) courses, including introductory biology courses, general education courses and those that support a number of other degree programs on campus within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Applied Studies and School of Nursing. 

Below is a table of our course offerings and when they are offered so that students may plan their course schedules. Courses indicated by asterisks may be used to satisfy the  general education course requirements within the natural sciences.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Semesters Taught
BI 100* Introduction to Biology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
BI 101* Introduction to Biology Laboratory 2 Fall, Spring, Summer
BI 102* General Cellular Biology 5 Fall, Spring
BI 103 General Organismal Biology 5 Fall, Spring
BI 140* Introduction to Forensic Biology 3 Variable, and Online
BI 150* Evolution 3 Spring, Some Summers
BI 155 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1 Spring (8-week course)
BI 180 Special Topics 1-3 Variable
BI 202* Biology of Behavior 3 Fall, Spring, Some Summers and Online
BI 203* Human Impact on the Environment 3 Fall, Spring, Summer and Online
BI 206 Introduction to Microbiology 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
BI 230 Introduction to Human Physiology 3 Fall, Spring
BI 234 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 Spring
BI 250 Introduction to Human Anatomy 3 Fall, Spring
BI 255 Human Physiology 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
BI 260 Biology of Aging 3 Spring, and Online
BI 275 Human Anatomy 4 Fall, Spring, Summer
BI 280 Special Topics 1-3 Variable

* General Education Course
Note: This schedule may change due to faculty availability.
Last updated: Sept. 29, 2016

Upper division courses in biology challenge students to use their knowledge base and apply that to more advanced biological problems and phenomena. We offer a variety of upper division (300-level or higher) courses that students may choose from in order to satisfy their academic and career goals.

For planning your class schedules, the following is a list of upper division biology courses and approximately when they are offered.  Course credit hours are listed in parentheses.  Please note that this schedule may change due to faculty availability.

Every Fall Every Spring

BI 301 General Microbiology (4)
BI 333 General Genetics (4)
BI 340 Evolutionary Biology (3)
BI 353 Molecular Genetics (3)
BI 390 Biology Seminar (1)
BI 395 Biology Research (1-3)
BI 440 Biotechnology Internship (3)

BI 301 General Microbiology (4)
BI 310 Ecology (4)
BI 333 General Genetics (4)
BI 354 Molecular Biology Lab (3)
BI 362 Immunology (3)
BI 390 Biology Seminar (1)
BI 395 Biology Research (1-3)
BI 440 Biotechnology Internship (3)
Every Other Fall
(Even-Numbered Years, '16, '18, '20 ...)
Every Other Spring
(Even-Numbered Years, '16, '18, '20 ...)
BI 303 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
BI 314 Statistics for Biologists (3)
BI 322 Advanced General Botany (4)
BI 325 Microbiology of Human Diseases (5)
BI 330 Animal Physiology (4)
BI 357 Histology (4)
BI 315 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BI 363 Immunology Lab (2)
*BI 380 Development of Medicine (3)
Every Other Fall
(Odd-Numbered Years, '17, '19, '21 ...)
Every Other Spring
(Odd-Numbered Years, '17, '19, '21 ...)
BI 300 Field Biology (3)
BI 302 Entomology (4)
BI 355 Developmental Biology (5)
BI 370 Virology (3)
BI 305 Parasitology (4)
BI 328 Plant Anatomy & Physiology (3)
Summer
BI 324 Systematic Botany (3)
BI 343 Human Genetics (3)
BI 360 Human Cadaver Dissection (3)
BI 389 Biology Literature Review (2)
* Course is not currently being taught
NOTE: This schedule may change due to faculty availability
Last updated: Sept. 19, 2017
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