Student Course Information

Introductory Biology Course Descriptions/Prerequisites

Course Information - Science Majors

BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite:  minimum ACT composite of 23 or credit or registration in MATH 1022, MATH 1023, MATH 1431, MATH 1530, MATH 1550 OR MATH 1551.

Primarily for students in science, agriculture, or education. Credit will not be given for both this course and BIOL 1001. General concepts in cellular structure, cellular metabolism, cellular communication, and genetics.

 

BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: BIOL 1201. Primarily for students in science, agriculture, or education.

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1002. General concepts in evolution, ecology, and the function of organisms.

 

BIOL 1207 HONORS: Biology Laboratory for Science Majors, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)
Taught Fall only

Prerequisite: credit or registration in BIOL 1201 and admission to the Honors College

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005 or 1208. Topics include biochemistry, enzymes, cell structures, osmosis, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, genetics, and ecology.

 

BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: credit or registration in BIOL 1201

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005 or 1207. Primarily for students majoring in science, agriculture, or education.

 

BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: credit in BIOL 1208, credit or registration in BIOL 1202

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005. Primarily for students majoring in science, agriculture, or education.

 

BIOL 1503 Honors: Biology for Science Majors II, 4 credits (3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab)
Taught during spring only

Prerequisite: BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1207 or BIOL 1208 and consent of instructor

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1002 and BIOL 1005 or BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209. Similar content as BIOL 1202 and BIOL 1209 with a special emphasis on selected topics for qualified students.

Course Information - Non-science Majors


 BIOL 1001 General Biology, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

No prerequistes required

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1201. For non-science majors. Not for degree credit for a student majoring in a biological science. General concepts in cell biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

 

BIOL 1002 General Biology, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 1001 or 1201

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1202. For non-science majors. Not for degree credit for a student majoring in a biological science. Diversity, interactions, and life histories of microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals.

 

BIOL  1005 General Biology,  2 credits (1 hour lecture; 3 hours laboratory)
Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisites: credit in BIOL 1001 and credit or registration in BIOL 1002

Credit not allowed for students who have had BIOL 1208 or 1209. For non-science majors. Not for degree credit for a student majoring in a biological science. Basic principles of biology including cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, diversity, and systems physiology.