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BIOL 121 - Bench to Bedside: Pre-Health Professions Preparation (1).
Description: This course is part of the Bench to Bedside Initiative sponsored by the SC Area Health Education Consortium and the MUSC. It introduces students to various health professions and diseases that negatively impact South Carolinians, reviews admission requirements and success in health career training programs, and provides insight and activities that impact admission into the programs. Notes: May not be used to satisfy Biology Area C.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 122 - Bench to Bedside Two: Pre-Health Professions Preparation
Description: This course is part of the Bench to Bedside Initiative sponsored by the South Carolina Area Health Consortium and the MUSC. It is the second course in the B2B series. Students will explore common preventable conditions that negatively impact the health of South Carolinians and enhance interviewing skills for health professions training programs. Notes: May not be used to satisfy Biology Area C.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 123 - Bench To Bedside Three: Pre-Health Professions Preparation (2).
Description: This course is part of the Bench to Bedside Initiative sponsored by the South Carolina Area Health Consortium and the MUSC. It is the third course in the B2B series. This course is designed for students interested in a health-related career. Students will engage in the development and implementation of a community health project to increase his/her knowledge of population health while strengthening his/her preparation for health professions education admissions application. Prerequisite: BIOL 122. Notes: Course may not be used to satisfy Area C. Offered in Spring.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 150 - Elements of Living Systems (3).
Description: A course for non-science majors that introduces the unifying principles of biology. The course will cover various levels of organization from molecules to ecosystems. Topics include ecology, energy use and acquisition, biodiversity, evolution, genetics and cells. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 150H - Elements of Living Systems
Description: A course for non-science majors that introduces the unifying principles of biology. The course will cover various levels of organization from molecules to ecosystems. Topics include ecology, energy use and acquisition, biodiversity, evolution, genetics and cells.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 151 - Investigations into Living Systems (1:0:3).
Description: A 1-hour laboratory course for non-science majors that combines the application of scientific method with lab exercises illustrating the unifying principles of biology. Topics include scientific method, data collection, statistical analysis, behavior, ecology, genetics and cells. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisite: BIOL 150.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 151H - Investigations into Living Systems (1:0:3).
Description: A 1-hour laboratory course for non-science majors that combines the application of scientific method with lab exercises illustrating the unifying principles of biology. Topics include scientific method, data collection, statistical analysis, behavior, ecology, genetics and cells. Notes: Lab Fee: $45. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisites: BIOL 150.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 199 - General Biology Elective

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 200 - Laboratory Safety Training (0).
Description: A course in laboratory hygiene and safety. Topics covered include bloodborne pathogens, compressed gas cylinders, fire extinguishers, personal protection equipment, basic lab equipment, electrical safety, chemical fume hoods, mammalian tissue culture hazards, UV light safety, and Material Safety Data Sheets. Notes: This is a 3-week online course required for all biology laboratories, designed to ensure students are aware of and adhere to the Department of Biology¿s Health, Safety, and Security Plan.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 202 - Freshman Symposium in Biology (0).
Description: Orientation to the Biology Department for Freshmen majors. Resources for biology majors, research opportunities, career opportunities, and Biology-related clubs, organizations, and projects are covered. Notes: Offered in fall.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 203 - Principles of Biology Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: Laboratory for Biology 204. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisites: BIOL 204.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 203H - Principles of Biology Laborato
Description: Laboratory for Biology 204H. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in fall. Corequisites: BIOL 204H.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 204 - Principles of Biology (3).
Description: An overview of biology, focused on the cell, genetics, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisites: BIOL 203.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 204H - Principles of Biology
Description: An overview of biology, focused on the cell, genetics, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Co-requisite: BIOL 203H. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 205H - General Botany
Description: A comprehensive study of fundamental structures and functions of plants with detailed consideration of representatives of the major divisions. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Prerequisites: BIOL 150 and 151 or BIOL 203 and 204.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 206H - General Zoology
Description: A comparison of representatives of the major animal phyla with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, lifestyle and life history. Notes: Lab Fee: $45. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 150 and 151 or BIOL 203 and 204.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 207 - SEA PHAGES Discovery Lab (1:0:4).
Description: The first semester laboratory for the SEA-PHAGES project as part of a nationally scaled experiment to isolate, study, sequence and analyze novel bacteriophages that infect bacteria living in the local soil. This is the first part of the project ("Phage Discovery"). Lab Fee $150. Offered in the Fall. Prerequisite: AP credit for BIOL 204 and 203, or a grade of B or higher in both BIOL 204 and 203, a successful application to the program and a commitment to take BIOL 271 (SEA PHAGES Bioinformatics) in the following spring semester. Students should have earned no more than 54 hours credit towards their degree. Enrollment with biology department permission. Notes: Offered in fall.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 213 - Anatomy & Physiology I (4:3:3).
An introduction to the study of the structure and function of human organ systems Part I. Covers basic human anatomy, homeostasis, cell biology, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sensory systems. The course is intended for non-biology majors who need 8 hours of anatomy and physiology credit. Pre-requisite: HMXP 102 and General Education Math Requirement and one of the following: BIOL 150/151, BIOL 203/204, BIOL 220/222, NUTR 221, or another equivalent course. Notes: Lab fee: $50. May not be used by Biology majors for credit in the major.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 214 - Anatomy/Physiology II (4:3:3).
An introduction to the study of the structure and function of human organ systems Part II. Covers endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, excretory, and reproductive systems. The course is intended for non-biology majors who need 8 hours of anatomy and physiology credit. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 213 and HMXP 102 and completion of the General Education Math Requirement and one of the following: BIOL 150/151, BIOL 203/204, BIOL 220/222, NUTR 221, or another equivalent course. Notes: Lab fee: $50. May not be used by Biology majors for credit in the major.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 214H - Anatomy/Physiology II (4:3:3).
An introduction to the study of the structure and function of human organ systems Part II. Covers endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, excretory, and reproductive systems. The course is intended for non-biology majors who need 8 hours of anatomy and physiology credit. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 213 and HMXP 102 and completion of the General Education Math Requirement and one of the following: BIOL 150/151, BIOL 203/204, NUTR 221, or another equivalent course. Notes: Lab fee: $50. May not be used by Biology majors for credit in the major.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 220 - Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology (3).
Description: An examination of core concepts in biology that focuses on the molecular basis of life, genetic principles, and fundamental cellular processes that underlie all forms of life and all levels of biological organization. Co-requisite: BIOL 222 or BIOL 270. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 221 - Principles in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (3).
Description: An introduction to ecological concepts, the theory of evolution, and the diversity, structure, and function of microbes, plants, and animals. Co-requisite: BIOL 223 or BIOL 271 Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 221H - Principles in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (3).
Description: An introduction to ecological concepts, the theory of evolution, and the diversity, structure, and function of microbes, plants, and animals. Co-requisite: BIOL 223 or BIOL 271 Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 222 - Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology, Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: Laboratory for BIOL 220. Focuses on cell and molecular biology. Corequisite: BIOL 220. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Lab fee: $50.
1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 223 - Principles in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: Laboratory for BIOL 221. Focuses on ecology and biodiversity. Nores: Offered fall, spring, and summer. Lab fee: $40. Corequisite: BIOL 221.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 270 - SEA PHAGES Discovery Lab (2:0:4).
Description: The first semester laboratory for the SEA-PHAGES project as part of a nationally scaled experiment to isolate, study, sequence and analyze novel bacteriophages that infect bacteria living in the local soil. This is the first part of the project ("Phage Discovery"). Corequisite: BIOL220. Notes: Offered in fall. Lab fee: $150.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 271 - SEA-PHAGES Bioinformatics (2:0:4).
Description: Part II of the SEA-PHAGE project. Bioinformatics techniques are used to annotate the sequenced genomes from the virus(es) isolated during the pre-requisite BIOL 270 course ("Phage Discovery"). Offered in the Spring. Prerequisite: SEA-PHAGES Discovery Lab (BIOL 270) and Principles in Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 220) with a C or better in both courses. Notes: Offered in spring.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Life

BIOL 299 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 300 - Scientific Process in Biology (4:2:4).
Description: The application of scientific method to investigations in biology, including hypothesis formulation, experimental design, data analysis, and report preparation. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Intensive Writing course. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing, Technology Requirement

BIOL 300H - Scientific Process in Biology
Description: The application of scientific method to investigations in biology, including hypothesis formulation, experimental design, data analysis, and report preparation. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Intensive Writing course. Offered in fall and spring. Course may be available for honors contract option. Contact department chair and honors program director for more information Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing, Technology Requirement

BIOL 301 - Natural History of the Carolina Piedmont (4:3:3).
Description: The course will demonstrate the relationships of geology, paleontology, and biology across space and time in the relatively poorly studied Carolina Piedmont province. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102 or permission of the instructor. Notes: Offered in spring.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 302 - Ecology Evolution of Mammals (3).
Description: An overview of the evolutionary history of mammals and their interactions with other organisms and the environment with an emphasis on southeastern North America. Prerequisite: BIOL 206 and one other biology course or permission of the instructor. Notes: Class enrollment is limited to 24 students due to standard seating in a lab classroom. Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 302H - Ecology Evolution of Mammals (3).
Description: An overview of the evolutionary history of mammals and their interactions with other organisms and the environment with an emphasis on southeastern North America. Prerequisite: BIOL 206 and one other biology course or permission of the instructor. Notes: Class enrollment is limited to 24 students due to standard seating in a lab classroom. Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 303 - Field Botany (4:2:4).
Description: A study of plants in their natural environment with field trips and collection, analysis, identification and preservation of plant specimens. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, and a C- in HMXP 102. Or BIOL 150/151 and permission of instructor. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered periodically.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 304 - Insect Field Studies (4:3:3).
Description: A study of insects in their natural environment, including field trips, collections, observation, identification and specimen preparation. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Lab Fee: $45. Offered in summer.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 305 - General Botany (4:3:3).
Description: A comprehensive study of fundamental structures and functions of plants with detailed consideration of representatives of the major divisions. Prerequisites: BIOL 220, 221, 222 or BIOL 270, and 223 or BIOL 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Offered as BIOL 205 prior to Fall 2020.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 306 - General Zoology (4:3:3).
Description: A comparison of representatives of the major animal phyla with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, lifestyle and life history. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, 221, 222 or BIOL 270, and 223 or BIOL 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Previously offered as BIOL 206.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 307 - Human Anatomy (4:3:3).
Description: A study of gross human anatomy with an introduction to the microscopic organization of selected tissues and organs of the body. The laboratory portion involves dissection of animal cadavers and examination of human skeletons and models. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 307H - Human Anatomy
Description: A study of gross human anatomy with an introduction to the microscopic organization of selected tissues and organs of the body. The laboratory portion involves dissection of animal cadavers and examination of human skeletons and models. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 308 - Human Physiology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the function of the major human organ systems. The laboratory portion of the course will examine the homeostatic mechanisms that enable the body to maintain a stable internal environment. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 308H - Human Physiology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the function of the major human organ systems. The laboratory portion of the course will examine the homeostatic mechanisms that enable the body to maintain a stable internal environment. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 309 - Economic Botany (3).
Description: This course is the study of utilization of plants by people. The content will focus on economic plants; describing the cultural uses of plants, explaining the origin of specific useful plants, and developing strategies for the sustainable use of plant resources. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Lab fee: $35.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 310 - Microbiology (4:3:3).
Description: An introductory survey of microbial activities, environment, diversity and economic importance. Bacterial and viral activities are emphasized. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 310H - Honors: Microbiology
Description: An introductory survey of microbial activities, environment, diversity and economic importance. Bacterial and viral activities are emphasized. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered in fall and spring. Course may be available for honors contract option. Contact department chair and honors program director for more information. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 312X - Microbiology Lecture (3).
Description: An introductory survey of microbial activities, environment, diversity and economic importance. Bacterial and viral activities are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered online in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 312XH - Microbiology Lecture (3).
Description: An introductory survey of microbial activities, environment, diversity and economic importance. Bacterial and viral activities are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered online in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 314 - Animal-Plant Interactions (3).
Description: An ecological and evolutionary investigation of animal-plant interactions, including herbivory, pollination, and seed dispersal. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in spring of odd years.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 315 - Cell Biology (4:3:3).
Description: An in-depth study of cellular structure, function and chemical composition. The laboratory seeks to develop skills in standard laboratory techniques in cellular, molecular, physiological and environmental studies. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered in fall and spring.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture
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BIOL 316 - Principles of Human Genetics (3).
Description: A study of the principles of genetics with an emphasis on human genetics. Topics to be covered include: modes of inheritance, the human genome, medical genetics, and genetics ethics. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Students may not get course credit for both BIOL 316 and BIOL 317. Offered in Spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 316H - Principles of Human Genetics (3).
Description: A study of the principles of genetics with an emphasis on human genetics. Topics to be covered include: modes of inheritance, the human genome, medical genetics, and genetics ethics. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Students may not get course credit for both BIOL 316 and BIOL 317. Offered in Spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 317 - Genetics (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the historical and contemporary aspects of the science of heredity including patterns and modes of inheritance, fundamental aspects of molecular genetics, and recent advances in the genetics field. The laboratory aims to provide hands-on experience in Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered in fall. Students may not get course credit for both BIOL 316 and BIOL 317. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 317H - Genetics
Description: A study of the historical and contemporary aspects of the science of heredity including patterns and modes of inheritance, fundamental aspects of molecular genetics and an introduction to the methods and applications of recombinant DNA technologies. The laboratory aims to provide hands on experience in Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and cytogenetics. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered in fall and spring. Course may be available for honors contract option. Contact department chair and honors program director for more information. Students may not get course credit for both BIOL 316 and BIOL 317. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 321 - Microscopic Anatomy (4:3:3).
Description: An introduction to the study of vertebrate tissues, including techniques for slide preparation. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered in fall. Corequisites: BIOL 315, 307, or 308 if not previously taken. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 315, 307, or 308; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 321H - Microscopic Anatomy
Description: An introduction to the study of vertebrate tissues, including techniques for slide preparation. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered in fall. Course may be available for honors contract option. Contact department chair and honors program director for more information. Corequisites: BIOL 315, 307, or 308 if not previously taken. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 315, 307, or 308; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 323 - Tropical Watershed and Coastal Ecology (4:3:3).
Description: Travel to tropical locations where lectures, seminars, lab and field exercises will trace a watershed from its source to the coast. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; HMXP 102; CHEM 105; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with MATH 150 or 151 as a prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all 200-level BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 370 - Undergraduate Research in Biology (0).
Description: Students participate in novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, BIOL 222 or BIOL 270, BIOL 221, BIOL 223 or BIOL 271; or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in spring and summer.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 371 - Undergraduate Research Biology (1:0:1).
Description: Students participate in novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, BIOL 222 or BIOL 270, BIOL 221, BIOL 223 or BIOL 271; or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 378X - Undergraduate Research Biology (1:0:1).
Description: Students participate in novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271; or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in spring. Course may be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 379X - Undergraduate Research Biology (0).
Description: Students participate in novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271; or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in fall.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 399 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 403 - Ecology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the pattern of relationships between organisms and their environment including principles applicable to populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere. Notes: Lab Fee: $45. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 403H - Ecology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the pattern of relationships between organisms and their environment including principles applicable to populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere. Notes: Lab Fee: $45. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 405 - Freshwater Ecology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the structural and functional attributes of common freshwater habitats of South Carolina, including interactions at population, community, and ecosystem scales. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in fall. Lab Fee: $50.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 407 - Environmental Biology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the impacts of human activity on structure and function of the natural world. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 422 - Developmental Biology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of the ordered processes by which living systems, from cells to multicellular organisms, become structurally and functionally organized. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring of odd years.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 440 - Readings in Biology (1).
Description: An undergraduate seminar course in which a book or series of research papers will be read and discussed with reference to important current issues in biology. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. May be retaken for credit a maximum of three times when different topics and reading materials are taught. Offered as needed. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 450H - Honors: Select Topics in Biology (3).
Description: In-depth independent inquiry into a selected biological subject. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer. Lab fee: $35.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 460 - Professional Development for Biology Internships (1).
Description: A course to prepare students for academic internships and future careers through a series of professional development activities. Prerequisite: Minimum GPA of 2.5. Corequisite: Enrollment in BIOL 461 or BIOL 463. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 461 - Academic Internship in Biology (1)
Description: An opportunity for biology majors to earn credit for experience gained through apprenticeship work under the supervision of trained professionals. Notes: Credit will not be allowed for both BIOL 461 and BIOL 463, but students may gain up to three hours of course credit by either taking BIOL 461 (up to three times) or BIOL 463 once. A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: Open only to students majoring in biology with a GPA of 2.5 in both major and overall. Prior approval from the Experiential Learning Coordinator and Department Chair is required.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Internship

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BIOL 461H - Academic Internship in Biology (1)
Description: An opportunity for biology majors to earn credit for experience gained through apprenticeship work under the supervision of trained professionals. Notes: Credit will not be allowed for both BIOL 461 and BIOL 463, but students may gain up to three hours of course credit by either taking BIOL 461 (up to three times) or BIOL 463 once. A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: Open only to students majoring in biology with a GPA of 2.5 in both major and overall. Prior approval from the Experiential Learning Coordinator and Department Chair is required.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Internship

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BIOL 463 - Academic Internship in Biology (3)
Description: An opportunity for biology majors to earn credit for experience gained through apprenticeship work under the supervision of trained professionals. Notes: Notes: Credit will not be allowed for both BIOL 461 and BIOL 463, but students can gain up to three hours of course credit by either taking BIOL 461 (up to three times) or BIOL 463 once. A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Open only to students majoring in biology with a GPA of 2.5 in both major and overall. Prior approval from Experiential Learning Coordinator and Department Chair is required.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Internship

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BIOL 463H - Academic Internship in Biology (3)
Description: An opportunity for biology majors to earn credit for experience gained through apprenticeship work under the supervision of trained professionals. Notes: Notes: Credit will not be allowed for both BIOL 461 and BIOL 463, but students can gain up to three hours of course credit by either taking BIOL 461 (up to three times) or BIOL 463 once. A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Open only to students majoring in biology with a GPA of 2.5 in both major and overall. Prior approval from Experiential Learning Coordinator and Department Chair is required.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Internship

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BIOL 470 - Undergraduate Research in Biology (0).
Description: Students conduct novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271, 300, and 316 or 317; or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 471 - Undergraduate Research in Biology (3:0:3).
Description: A hands-on application of the scientific method. Students conduct novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisite: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271, 300, and 316 or 317; or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 472 - Undergraduate Research in Biology (3:0:3).
Description: A hands-on application of the scientific method. Students conduct novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Notes: Requires approval of the Department Chair. Lab Fee: $35. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271, 300, 316 or 317, and 471 or 450H; or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 472H - Undergraduate Research in Biology (3:0:3).
Description: A hands-on application of the scientific method. Students conduct novel scientific research with a faculty member and develop as research scientists. Notes: Requires approval of the Department Chair. Lab Fee: $35. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 220, 222 or 270, 221, 223 or 271, 300, 316 or 317, and 471 or 450H; or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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BIOL 480 - Integration of Biological Principles (3).
Description: A series of lectures, reports, and discussions of biological principles taught in the core courses for the biology major. Historical development of unifying concepts will be analyzed. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271;BIOL 300; one course from each of the three biology areas; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses and a min. grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Capstone Course, Oral Communication, Technology Requirement

BIOL 480H - Integration of Biological Principles (3).
Description: A series of lectures, reports, and discussions of biological principles taught in the core courses for the biology major. Historical development of unifying concepts will be analyzed. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271;BIOL 300; one course from each of the three biology areas; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses and a min. grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Capstone Course, Oral Communication, Technology Requirement

BIOL 491 - Departmental Seminar (0)
Description: Presentations of biological research by invited speakers. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Both offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 492 - Departmental Seminar (0).
Description: Presentations of biological research by invited speakers. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded for these courses. Both offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105, 106, and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prerequisite; students must have a minimum grade of C- or S in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- or S in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 495 - Standardized Test Review (1).
Description: This is a standardized test review course to help students prepare to take an entrance exam for medical school, dental school, veterinary school, or another graduate program (MCAT, VCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.). Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered on demand. Does not count toward the 42 hours of biology required for the major. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission from the Biology Department Chair. A grade of C or better in BIOL 300 is required to enroll in all Biology courses numbered above 300 (except BIOL 303, 304, 307, 308, 323, 461, and 463).
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 499 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 505 - Primate Biology (3).
Description: A study of the morphology, behavior, ecology and evolutionary relationships of primates including prosimians, monkeys, apes and hominids. Notes: Offered every odd year in fall. Prerequisites:BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 507 - Advanced Environmental Biology (3).
Description: An advanced study of anthropogenic effects on ecosystem structure and function with an emphasis on the primary literature. Notes: Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 403, 405, 407, or ENVS 101; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 508 - Invertebrate Biology (4:3:3).
Description: An introduction to the biology of invertebrate animals with emphases on their physiology, anatomy and evolutionary relationships. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered every odd year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status..
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 510 - Vertebrate Natural History (4:2:4).
Description: A course covering the evolution, distribution, ecology and physiology of all classes of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered every odd year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 511 - Ornithology (4:2:4).
Description: A lecture and field course in bird evolution, ecology, behavior and field identification. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered in summer. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 513 - Organic Evolution (3).
Description: A study of the mechanisms of change in the genetic constitution of populations over time (microevolution) as well as change above the population level (macroevolution). Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105, 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 515H - Environmental Biology Lab
Description: A study of the ways by which human activity alters natural ecosystems and affects human health. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, 206 and 300 (all with a C or better); CHEM 106 and 108.
4.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 517 - Human Genetics (3).
Description: A comprehensive study of human genetics, especially covering the area of single gene defects, chromosome disorders, cancer, multifactorial inheritance, immunogenetics, behavior and populations. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 316 or 317; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 518 - Animal Behavior (3).
Description: A study of the mechanisms and patterns of animal activity, including principles of neurobiology, behavioral development and behavioral ecology, all in an evolutionary context. Notes: Offered every even year in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 519 - Mechanisms of Disease (3).
Description: A study of disease cause and progression in humans and animal models at the cellular, molecular and organismal levels. Notes: Offered in fall of even years. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 522 - Immunology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of immunity, of the nature and molecular aspects of the immune response, and of antibodies in the laboratory. Notes: Lab Fee: $55. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 522H - Immunology (4:3:3).
Description: A study of immunity, of the nature and molecular aspects of the immune response, and of antibodies in the laboratory. Notes: Lab Fee: $55. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 524 - Advanced Botany (3).
Description: Relationship of morphology and physiology to environmental factors that limit plant distribution and growth. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 525 - Mycology (4:3:3).
Description: Survey of major fungal toxins with emphasis on field collection, identification, structural and functional studies; and methods of laboratory culture and experimentation. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 526 - Applied Microbiology (4:2:4).
Description: Examination and implementation of the technological uses of microorganisms in the fields of basic and applied science. Notes: Lab Fee: $150. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203(R), 204, 205, 206 and 271, OR 220, 270, 221, 271, OR 203, 204, 205, 206, 310 AND instructor permission, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222, 223, 310 AND instructor permission; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C in all of the listed courses taken OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 528 - Biology of Bone (4:3:3).
Description: Bones are lightweight, stiff, strong, yet relatively elastic structures that have to do many things: support our body, grow, resist forces, anchor muscles, and house marrow. This course will explore how bones grow, function, evolve, and adapt to loading. The laboratory portion includes gross bone anatomy, histology, and discussing recent key scientific publications. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 307 or 308; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Offered in spring. Lab Fee: $30.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 529 - Stem Cell Biology (4:3:3).
Description: An advanced course that explores stem cells and closely related topics through student-led presentations of current, high-impact primary literature. Cell types covered include embryonic stem cells, iPS cells, and a variety of somatic stem cells. Additional topics include stem cell-based therapies, biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and cloning, as well as the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding stem cells. Lab work includes the design and execution of a hypothesis-driven research project using cultured mesenchymal stem cells. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $75. Offered every odd year in spring
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 530 - Current Methods in Microscopy (4:3:3).
Description: Introduction to theory and methods used in studying biological specimens by microscopy, including electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Notes: Lab Fee: $60. Offered every even year in fall. Prerequisites:BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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BIOL 539 - Neuroscience and Disease (3).
Description: A study of the functions of the brain and nervous system and the etiology of neurological disease. This course will analyze several significant topics in neuroscience and neurological disease in depth, providing a greater perspective into the study of neuroscience. The course will use the scientific literature to examine seminal work and significant advances leading to the current state of the field, with an emphasis on critical analysis. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315, 316, or 317; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105, 106, and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Notes: Offered in fall of even years.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 540 - Special Topics in Biology (3).
Description: A detailed examination of specific subjects in biology. Notes: May be retaken for credit when different subjects are taught. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 540H - Special Topics in Biology (3)
Description: A detailed examination of specific subjects in biology. Notes: May be retaken for credit when different subjects are taught. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 551 - Conservation Biology (3).
Description: An advanced course which explores current and historical factors which give rise to and threaten biodiversity in ecosystems. This course is rooted in ecology, evolution, and genetics, incorporating information and approaches from population and community ecology, population genetics, biogeography, and systematics. The course will consider the effects of humans on habitats and our species' role in the process of extinction along with our efforts to conserve and protect habitats through establishment of parks, reserves, and other conservation strategies. The course will connect scientific approaches to conservation to a consideration of the social, political, and ethical components of such efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 551H - Conservation Biology (3).
Description: An advanced course which explores current and historical factors which give rise to and threaten biodiversity in ecosystems. This course is rooted in ecology, evolution, and genetics, incorporating information and approaches from population and community ecology, population genetics, biogeography, and systematics. The course will consider the effects of humans on habitats and our species' role in the process of extinction along with our efforts to conserve and protect habitats through establishment of parks, reserves, and other conservation strategies. The course will connect scientific approaches to conservation to a consideration of the social, political, and ethical components of such efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 552A - Conservation Biology Practicum A. Travel Field Conservation Biology (3:0:3).
Description: A field course in the methods of conservation biology, which will explore theoretical and practical approaches to conservation biology. Students will learn conservation field methodology by carrying out research projects and will examine how biological and socio-political factors are intertwined in conservation efforts. This course requires travel outside the Carolinas. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 551; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Corequisite: BIOL 551, if not already completed. Notes: Fees include the cost of travel to and lodging at the field site. Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 552B - Conservation Biology Practicum B. Field Conservation Biology in the Local Community (3:0:3).
Description: A field course in the methods of conservation biology which will explore the theoretical and practical approaches to conservation biology in the local community. A key component of the course will be to examine how biological and socio-political factors are intertwined in all conservation efforts and to consider the roles of all levels of participants in conservation efforts. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 551; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status. Corequisite: BIOL 551, if not already completed. Notes: Lab Fee: $5. Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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BIOL 555 - Molecular Biology (3).
Description: A comprehensive, one-semester study of the molecular basis of life. The course includes the structure and function of macromolecules, synthesis and interactions of biologically important molecules, molecular genetics, biochemical energetics, enzymatics, and molecular mechanisms in biological systems. This course is intended for students who plan to enter into a health-professional graduate program (medical school, veterinary school, dental school, medical technology), or a graduate program in biology. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 560 - Bioinformatics (3).
Description: An introduction to the application of computing tools for the study of macromolecules and the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of genes and organisms. This course will apply the use of computer algorithms and computer databases to study proteins, genes, and genomes. Notes: Offered every even year in fall. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; BIOL 315, 316, 317, or 555; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 and 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a minimum grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a minimum grade of C- in CHEM 105 and 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 OR Graduate Status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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BIOL 570 - Introduction to Biological Statistics (3).
Description: This is a course for undergraduate biology students to learn the rudiments of modeling, hypothesis testing and using appropriate statistical tests to analyze data. The class is designed to teach the practical aspects of these processes, although we will explore a bit of the underlying theory of statistical analysis. Prerequisite: BIOL 203, 204, 205, and 206, OR BIOL 220, 221, 222 or 270, and 223 or 271; BIOL 300; HMXP 102; CHEM 105 & 108; MATH 101, 150, or 151 or any MATH course with a MATH 150 or 151 prereq; students must have a min. grade of C- in all of the listed BIOL courses taken and a min. grade of C- in CHEM 105 & 108 and a C- in HMXP 102 or ANTH 202 with permission of instructor OR Graduate Status. Notes: Students cannot get credit for both BIOL 570 and 670. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 599 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 601 - Theory and Method in Biology (3).
Description: This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the basic research and communication techniques of biology. Students will also examine key philosophical and ethical issues in biology today. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 605 - Bioethics (3).
Description: This course uses lectures, seminars, and case study discussions to review ethical standards for scientists and ethical issues in biology and medicine.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 610 - Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in molecular and cellular biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 611 - Recent Advances in Organismic and Developmental Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in organismic and developmental biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 612 - Recent Advances in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (3).
Description: A seminar course with reports and readings that deal with significant recent developments in environmental and evolutionary biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: 18 hours of biology.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 620 - Supervised Laboratory Instruction (3:6).
Description: Students work directly with a faculty member in the instruction of the laboratory activities of selected BIOL and SCIE courses. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 629 - Advanced Topics in Cellular/Molecular Biology (3).
Description: An in-depth study of selected topics in cellular and molecular biology, comprising both lecture and seminar-style discussion of recent research literature. Laboratory sections, when offered, emphasize the experimental application of modern molecular techniques. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permission of adviser or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisites: Biology 630 when offered in the same semester.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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BIOL 630 - Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab (1:0-3).
Description: A laboratory course which accompanies Biology 629 in some semesters. The course will cover cellular physiology or offer advanced techniques in molecular biology. Notes: Lab Fee: $35. Offered in fall and spring.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 631 - Advanced Topics in Organismal and Developmental Biology (3).
Description: Course topics will vary from semester to semester. Topics will include advanced animal social behavior, invertebrate biology and advanced instruction in developmental biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permissi on of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 632 - Advanced Topics in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (3).
Description: Course will vary from semester to semester. Course topics will include plant ecology, insect ecology, human ecology and advanced evolutionary biology. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with the permission of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 633 - Advanced Topics in Physiology/Integrative Biology (3).
Description: An in-depth study of selected homeostatic mechanisms in animals, comprising both lecture and seminar-style discussion of recent research literature. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be retaken for additional credit with permission of advisor or chair, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 640 - Readings in Biology (1:1).
Description: A seminar in which a book or series of research papers will be read and discussed with reference to important current issues in biology. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 670 - Biological Statistics (3).
Description: This course is designed to give biology graduate students a better understanding of statistical analysis and hypothesis testing and is especially intended for biology master's thesis students. The class will emphasize practical methodology and will address the tests most commonly used in biological research, especially those employed by standard statistical programs and packages. Prerequisite: BIOL 601 with B or better. Notes: Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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BIOL 671 - Graduate Research in Biology (3).
Description: Graduate students participate in scholarly research with a graduate faculty member. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Open to non-thesis students only. Offered fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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BIOL 672X - Graduate Research in Biology (0).
Description: Graduate students participate in scholarly research with a graduate faculty member.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

Biology Department

BIOL 695 - Thesis (3).
Description: Faculty directed student research, offered individually, culminating in a written thesis for the MS in biology degree. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIOL 601 with a grade of B or better is required.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

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BIOL 696 - Thesis (3).
Description: Faculty-directed student research, offered individually, culminating in a written thesis for the MS in Biology degree. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Student must file a signed thesis proposal and thesis committee form with the Deparment Graduate director before enrolling in this class.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

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BIOL 697 - Presentation of Biological Research (1).
Description: Students will prepare a seminar presentation based on thesis research and will present it as a part of the departmental seminar series. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Thesis option and permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Thesis

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BIOL 699 - General Biology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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