Non-Majors

Biology 101, 102, and 103 need not be taken in numerical order. Only one theme course in a given biology listing can be used for graduation. For example, a student cannot take two or more BI 103's, such as Human Body or Dynamic Plant or the General Biology 103; only one will count towards graduation. The same policy applies for all specialty courses within BI 101 and BI 102.

Course descriptions for BI 101, 102, and 103 are below. You can read course descriptions for all classes in the current catalog by clicking here.

Bio 101Biology 101

An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include ecological principles, biodiversity, and impact of human activities on the environment. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking.

Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Environmental Issues, Oregon Ecology, Marine Biology, and Marine Biology for Education Majors or General Biology.

Bio 102Biology 102

An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include biological molecules, cellular biology, genetics and inheritance, biotechnology and evolutionary processes. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking.

Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Microbial World and General Biology.

Bio 103Biology 103

An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include plant anatomy and physiology, human anatomy and physiology, and human diseases. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking.

Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Nutrition and Health, Human Body, Plant and Animal Systems, Dynamic Plant and General Biology.