Biological Sciences

Biology Course Sequences

Non-majors Biology Course Sequence

Biology 101, 102, and 103 are introductory lab science courses intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include ecological principles, biodiversity, biotechnology, human anatomy and physiology, and human diseases.

Biology for Science Majors Course Sequence

Biology 211, 212 and 213 are three introductory courses intended for science majors: biochemistry, botany, zoology, forestry, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife, agriculture, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, biology, etc.

  • Biology 211 is a survey of biodiversity: the major groups of organisms, their classification, and their evolutionary relationships.
  • Biology 212 focuses on cell structure and metabolism and the structure and function of plants and animals.
  • Biology 213 focuses on genetics, evolution, and ecology.

These courses need not be taken in numerical order. All three include a laboratory component.

Human Anatomy & Physiology Course Sequence

Biology 231, 232, and 233 are an introduction to the structure and function of the human body.

  • Biology 231 focuses on cells, basic biochemistry, tissues, skin, skeleton and muscles. This course includes a laboratory component.
  • Biology 232 focuses on the nervous system, endocrine system, and cardiovascular system. This course includes a laboratory component.
  • Biology 233 focuses on the lymphatic system, respiratory system, urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, digestive system and reproductive system.