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Biology


NOTE: Course offerings may vary by semester. Please confirm specific course delivery method, instructor, information, and availability for each semester in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  


Biology 1320: Modern Biology I, Molecules, Cells, and Physiology

Provides students with basic scientific and biological principles. Current problems in biology and the ethics of science are presented with perspectives of public policy from a scientific viewpoint. This course is not recommended for majors in the natural sciences, including biology.

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For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

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Biology 1331: Functional Biology

This course provides the students with a strong foundation in cellular and molecular biology. Topics include biochemistry, energy metabolism, molecular bases of gene regulation and protein functions, cell division and control, and cell signaling. This course is required for all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors.

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For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

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Biology 3308: Global Ecology

An interdisciplinary introduction to the science of global environmental change. Emphasis will be placed on understanding principles of earth system science, the scientific basis underlying the major components of global environmental change, the linkages between these components, and the central role of humanity in contributing to the observed changes. (WI) Prerequisites: BIO 1130 and BIO 1131 and BIO 1330 and BIO 1331 all with grades of “C” or better.

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For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

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Biology 3376: Introduction to Biotechnology

This course is an introduction to biotechnology. It provides an insight into how biotechnological applications can solve scientific and societal problems for the benefit of humankind. Prerequisite: BIO 1330 and BIO 1331 both with grades of "D" or better.

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Biology 4301: Evolution

Basic genetic principles applied to natural selection, adaptation, populations, speciation and man’s future. Consideration is given to the origin of life, nature of chromosomal variation, evolution of genetic systems and certain other selected topics. Prerequisite: BIO 2450 with a grade of “C” or better.

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For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

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Biology 4311: Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology provides a foundation for understanding the complex molecular, biochemical, and cellular processes associated with cancer development. Topics include the role of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes, DNA repair, apoptosis, ECM, cell-cycle control, cell signaling pathways, immune function and cancer-causing viruses. Emerging diagnostics and/or therapeutics will also be discussed. Prerequisite: BIO 2450 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor approval.

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Biology 4376: Microbial Biotechnology

This course provides an overview of how microbes (e.g., bacteria, viruses and yeast) are manipulated to solve practical problems through biotechnology. This course is based on topics of applied microbiology as recommended by American Society of Microbiology. Prerequisite: BIO 2400 and BIO 2450 both with grades of "C" or better.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Biology 5311: Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology provides a foundation for understanding the complex molecular, biochemical, and cellular processes associated with cancer development. Topics include the role of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes, DNA repair, apoptosis, ECM, cell-cycle control, cell signaling pathways, immune function and cancer-causing viruses. Emerging diagnostics and/or therapeutics will also be discussed.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Biology 5376: Microbial Biotechnology

This course provides an overview of how microbes (e.g., bacteria, viruses and yeast) are manipulated to solve practical problems through biotechnology. This course design is based on topics of applied microbiology as recommended by American society of Microbiology.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact your instructor which is found in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes.  

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.