Course Topics

BIO 152: Principles of Biology: Molecules, Cells, and Genes

Cells serve as the building blocks of all biological systems, so understanding cellular biology is critical to comprehension of life systems. This course examines the structural and chemical composition of cells, processes related to cellular metabolism and homeostatic control, and genetic concepts related to protein formation, genetic replication and patterns of inheritance. Laboratory methods reinforce concepts and increase students' ability to design experiments, analyze data, and communicate results in written form.

BIO 255: Human Physiology

An in-depth exploration of physiological systems in the human body, beginning at the cellular level and proceeding to physiological systems and their role in homeostatic control.

BIO 362: Neuroscience

The course explores the means by which neurons function and how they form circuitry related to sensory input, motor control, and higher cognitive functions. A second component of the course is devoted to the role of primary literature within the field of neuroscience, including how hypotheses are formulated, tested, and the results conveyed to the scientific community.