Comparison of Biology Courses

BIOL101/102 (Biological Science)

For Non-Science majors or nursing majors ending with an associates degree. BSN students should take BIOL121
This two semester introductory biology sequence includes both lab and lecture and is intended for non-science majors. These courses cover a broad area of topics common to all living things including, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, ecology, taxonomy, plant biology, organ systems in animals.
Pre-requites: None.

BIOL115 (Basic Human Anatomy)

For Non-Science majors
This is a one semester, lecture only, course. It is not intended for science majors, nursing majors or those students who are pursuing a career in the allied health field. This course is a requirement for students who are pursuing a career as a medical assistant. Topics include cells, tissues and organ systems of the body.
Pre-requites: None.

BIOL121/122 (Biological Principles)

This two semester introductory biology sequence includes both lab and lecture and is intended for science majors. This two semester series is similar to the BIOL101/102 series (see above) but with greater in depth study and more instrumentation requirements in the laboratory exercises. Students with a science major or a career goal in the allied health field should select this sequence.
Pre-requisite: CHEM100, or CHEM101 or CHEM121 or permission of the department.

BIOL181/182 (Human Anatomy & Physiology)

This two semester sequence includes both lab and lecture. Students taking this course satisfy requirements for the nursing program and for any allied health career path. Goals include understanding of some introductory biology subjects as well as an in depth examination of the different systems of the human body. This course is a required course for the nursing curriculum and it is an elective for the biology majors.
Pre-requisite: CHEM100, or CHEM101 or CHEM121.

BIOL228 (Microbiology)

This one semester course includes both lab and lecture. This one semester lab and lecture course is a detailed study of microbes, immunology and epidemiology. This course is a required course for the nursing curriculum and it is an elective for the biology majors.
Pre-requisite: BIOL121 or CHEM101 & BIOL181.