Biology

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BIOCHEMISTRY II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of biochemistry.  In this course, students have the opportunity to learn more about metabolism and the root causes of several diseases including cancer, diabetes, and several disorders of the digestive system. In laboratory, students perform hypothesis driven research by learning how to understand peer-reviewed research articles, followed by designing and performing their own independent research project.

 

LABORATORY RESEARCH IN the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

In the laboratory research course, students design and carry out their own independent research project in collaboration with one of our talented faculty members. Students have the opportunity to master the necessary skills to perform experiments including proper research design and data analysis with the help of a mentor. Students are required to present their research to the college community via a seminar or a poster presentation.

INTERNSHIP IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

The internship course gives students the opportunity to earn college credit for performing an off-campus internship. Students are expected to perform 50 hours of internship work per credit enrolled (maximum of three credits). Students are required to reflect on their professional experience via a seminar or poster presentation the semester following the completion of their work.

REQUIRED COURSES

BIO 171 General Biology I
BIO 173 General Biology I Lab
BIO 172 General Biology II
BIO 174 General Biology II Lab
BIO 325 Bioinformatics
BIO 350 Genetics
BIO 404 Cell & Molecular Biology
CHEM 171 General Chemistry I
CHEM 173 General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 172 General Chemistry II
CHEM 174 General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II
PHYS 201 General Physics I
PHYS 211 General Physics I Lab
PHYS 202 General Physics II
PHYS 212 General Physics II Lab
MATH 109 Applied Calculus
MATH 120 Statistics

Choose 23 credits including five lab courses from the following:

BIO 251 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 252 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 307 Microbiology
BIO 309 Biophysics
BIO 311 Parasitology
BIO 317 Ecology
BIO 320 Neurobiology
BIO 400 Microscopy
BIO 403 Biochemistry I
BIO 405 Forensic Biology
BIO 406 Immunology
BIO 407 Biochemistry II

Optional research opportunities available:

BIO 430 Internship
BIO 431 Literature Research
BIO 432 Laboratory Research

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Humanities (30 Credits)
*ENG 101 College English
*ENG 102 Intermediate Composition
*Literature: Two courses from ENG 201, 203, 205, 207 or 221
Philosophy (Ethics recommended)
Religious Studies
Art, Music, Film or Theater
*CA 101 Speech Communication
*Single Foreign Language (6 cr.)

*Must be completed within the first 4 semesters.

Social Science (9 Credits)
American History or Political Science
European or Non Western History
Economics, Geography, Psychology or Sociology (Psychology recommended)

Free Electives (2-9 credits)

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG