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Prereqs: Senior standing.
Required for graduation. Pass/No Pass only.
Completion of a standardized cumulative examination, an exit interview and other assessment activities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture , Personalized System of Instruction
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOS 101
Prereqs: High school chemistry or equivalent strongly recommended.
Parallel BIOS 101L. BIOS 101 provides the foundation for tomorrow’s citizens to critically think about and evaluate issues in biology. Not intended for most Life Sciences majors; such students should take LIFE 120-LIFE 120L and LIFE 121-LIFE 121L instead. This course does not count towards the biology major.
Analysis of the structure, functions, and interactions of organisms from the molecular to the ecosystem levels.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: Parallel registration in BIOS 101.
Laboratory exercises and experiments that complement material covered in BIOS 101.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOS 109
Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L or equivalent.
Field work is required.
Introduction to the plant kingdom and to plants as biological organisms; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs with emphasis on seed plants; the important processes and concepts of classification, inheritance, evolution, and ecology.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent.
Open to freshmen and sophomores; juniors and seniors by permission only.
Comparative study of microorganisms, principles and applications.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent.
Parallel registration in BIOS 112L required.
Survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on the evolution, ecology, and behavior of major animal groups.
This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 408
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent.
Parallel registration in BIOS 112 required.
Laboratory exercises and experiments that complement material covered in BIOS 112.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOS 115
Insect Biology Crosslisted as ENTO 115
ENTO/BIOS 116 may be taken as an optional 1 cr hour lab.
Fundamental insect biology (anatomy, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and diversity). Economic and medical importance of insects and principles of insect pest management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
BIOS 116
Insect Identification Crosslisted as ENTO 116
Identification of representative orders and families of insects by their anatomy, metamorphosis, habits and habitats. Sight recognition emphasized but dichotomous keys also used. Interrelation of insect and habitats stressed.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOS 117
Life in the Universe Crosslisted as ASTR 117, GEOL 117
Survey of what modern science tells us about the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe.  Topics include how the Earth formed and became suitable for life, how life arose on the Earth, the conditions under which life can thrive, places in the solar system that might support life, the existence of other solar systems that might provide suitable habitats, and attempts to find evidence of life on other planets.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
BIOS 150 will not count toward a major in biological sciences
Interest in dentistry, dental hygiene, or other health professions as a career. Terminology, ethics, anatomy, dental specialties and clinical experience.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
For students interested in a career in clinical laboratory science/medical technology. BIOS 160 will not count toward a major in biological sciences.
Introduces the pre-clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist to the profession of clinical laboratory science. Includes lessons in ethics, organization of the medical team, professionalism, automation, medical terminology, hematology, blood bank, clinical chemistry, and medical microbiology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: Open to Biological Sciences Learning Community students only
An exploration of biological sciences for undergraduates in the Biological Sciences Learning Community. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOS 203
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; BIOS 101 and 101L.
BIOS 203 will not count toward a major in biological sciences.
Relevance of biological science to society and its environment examined through readings, guest lecturers, and discussion.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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