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Biology Minor

School of Arts and Sciences

The Value of a College Minor

By declaring a minor, 你将有机会追求专业以外的兴趣. Gaining extra knowledge in an area that interests you can also help you in your future career! 这不仅会让你的技能和知识更加全面, but you’ll also prove to future employers that you’re willing to work hard and exceed their expectations.

Curriculum

  • Biology Minor
  • 22-24 Units
  • BIO 111: General Biology I
  • 4

This general biology course will examine major principles in biology at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels. Topics include cellular structure, metabolism processes, genetics, DNA function and genome expression, 生命的起源和进化原理, biotechnology, and molecular biology. 这门课程强调实验室技术, scientific writing, 以及应用生物学原理来解释案例研究. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Typically offered each semester.

  • BIO 112: General Biology II
  • 4

As a continuation of BIO 111, 这门普通的生物学课程从有机体的角度考察生物学的主要原理, population, and ecosystem levels. Topics include the structure, function, and behavior of animals and plants, evolutionary mechanisms, population dynamics, and ecological interactions. 这门课程强调实验室技术, scientific writing, 以及应用生物学原理来解释案例研究. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的生物111或教师的同意. 通常每年一次(春季学期).

  • Choose a minimum of 13 units from the following (at least 11 units must be 300-400 level courses):
  • BIO 246:人体解剖学和生理学
  • 4

人类解剖学和生理学两个学期的第一课. 主题包括细胞的结构和功能, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. 介绍常见的人类疾病过程.  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation.  Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的生物111或教师的同意. Offered annually (fall semester).

  • 生物247:人体解剖学和生理学II
  • 4

人体解剖学和生理学两个学期的第二课.  Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. 介绍常见的人类疾病过程.  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintain homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation.   Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好在BIO 111和BIO 246或教师的同意. Offered annually (spring semester).

  • BIO 308: Molecular Genetics
  • 4

This course will introduce the basic principles of molecular genetics focused on prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics, 以及孟德尔遗传学的介绍. 本课程强调经典的实验室实验和分子技术. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的生物111, BIO 112, BIO 350, CHE 221, CHE 222 or consent of the instructor. 通常每年一次(春季学期).

  • BIO 309: Population Genetics
  • 4

This course will investigate the data, methods, 以及种群遗传学背后的理论,重点是人类种群. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 112. 通常每年提供(秋季学期).

  • BIO 317: Ecology
  • 4

Fundamental ecological concepts will be introduced through literature and illustrated in field investigations focusing on the relation of organisms to their environment. 课程安排包括实地考察和实验时间. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C级或以上(生物)111, 生物112)和(CHE 101或CHE 221或SCI 115)或导师的同意. 通常每两年提供一次(偶数年,春季学期).

  • BIO 331: Marine Biology
  • 4

本课程将学习各种海洋栖息地和生物, 强调生态的相互作用, 生理和行为适应, 以及当前海洋环境面临的挑战. 重点放在当地的海洋生态系统. 学生将在实验室和现场学习当前的海洋研究方法. Up to two (2) weekend field trips are possible in addition to field trips during scheduled lab time. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的(生物111, 生物112)和(CHE 101或CHE 221或SCI 115)或教师同意. 建议完成SCI 318和BIO 345课程,但不是必需的. 通常一年提供一次(奇数年,春季学期).

  • BIO 341: Plant Biology
  • 4

作为植物生命基本概念的介绍, this course will study the structure, functional form, reproduction, genetics, and ecology of fungi, algae, and nonvascular and vascular plants. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 111 and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. 通常一年提供一次(奇数年,春季学期).

  • BIO 345: Evolutionary Zoology
  • 4

This course will study the diversity of the animal kingdom while focusing on natural history, anatomy, systematics, and evolutionary principles. 研究的门包括原生动物到哺乳动物,或其中的一个子集. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in (BIO 101 or CBIO 101 or BIO 111) and BIO 112 or consent of instructor. 通常每两年提供一次(偶数年,秋季学期).

  • 生物350:分子和细胞生物学
  • 4

植物和动物分子和细胞结构的研究, biochemistry, and function is included in this course with an emphasis on the molecular level of cells, cellular metabolism, 以及主要细胞器的结构和功能. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. 先决条件:C-或更好的(生物111, BIO 112, CHE 221) and (CHE 222 or SCI 115; or concurrent enrollment) or consent of instructor. 通常每年提供(秋季学期).

  • BIO 351: General Microbiology
  • 4

本课程将介绍形态学, physiology, 以及微生物的生态和医学重要性(重点是病毒), bacteria, molds, and yeasts), 重点关注生理过程的分子基础. 实验课程将强调文化, physiology, 以及主要微生物群的鉴定. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in (BIO 101 or BIO 111 or CBIO 101) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. 通常每年提供(秋季学期).

  • BIO 355: Biostatistics
  • 3

This course will introduce statistical analysis concepts and methods necessary for the interpretation of biological data in including a hands-on experience with computational methods and biological interpretation rather than statistical theory. 电脑室的时间包括在课程表内. 先决条件:C-或更好的生物111或教师的同意. 通常每年提供(秋季学期).

  • BIO 361: Field Biology Techniques
  • 3

This field-based course will explore common techniques used to conduct biological field research and provide hands-on experience with transects, trapping, quadrats, aquatic survey methods, GPS, GIS, and others. Proper experimental design and statistical analysis of data will be included as students design and conduct their own research projects. 在标准的秋季或春季学期, up to three (3) weekend field trips are possible in addition to field trips during scheduled lab time or longer trips during mid-semester breaks. 需要支付实验室费用和额外的差旅费. Prerequisites: C- or better in (BIO 101 or CBIO 101 or BIO 111) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. 每隔一年提供(奇数年,春季学期).

  • BIO 390:实习:生物学(1-4个单元)
  • 1

A practical experience outside the classroom that is directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program. It typically involves "hands-on" experience in the form of an internship that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience. 根据安排,每学期提供.

  • BIO 401: Biology Seminar
  • 2

This course will take an in-depth look at current biological topics primarily through the use of primary literature. Library research using scientific journals may be required to prepare a major paper and oral presentation. Topics will vary each semester. Prerequisite: Sixteen (16) units of biology or consent of instructor; restricted to juniors and seniors. 是否可以根据导师的安排在任何学期提供.

  • BIO 496: Research in Biology
  • 2

This course will require students to apply research methods and skills in the field of biology towards the completion of original student-conducted research. 本课程可能需要查阅图书馆资料, field and/or laboratory research, 并在指导老师的指导下完成统计分析. 独立的实验时间包含在课程表中. A lab fee is required. A lab fee is required. 前提条件:C-或更好在SCI 495或教师同意. 本课程可修读若干单元(0.每学期5-2个单元),每学期提供.

  • BIO 499: Senior Thesis
  • 1

A culmination of original student-conducted scientific research resulting in a formal written report, 公开研讨会式的口头报告, and public poster presentation. Prerequisite: C- or better in SCI 495 and 2 units of BIO 496 or consent of instructor; restricted to seniors. Typically offered each semester.

  • SCI 301: Earth Science
  • 3

这是该职位的入门课程, motion, and properties of the solar system and cosmos including a survey of spatial concepts of the earth's crust, materials, structure, and the effects on the land forms, soil, vegetation, and natural resources. An overview of the atmosphere, its composition, 使地球表面如此动态的过程也将包括在内. Prerequisites: (BIO 101 or BIO 111 or CBIO 101) and (CHE 101 or CHE 221 or SCI 115).

  • SCI 318: Ocean Science
  • 4

本课程将提供跨学科的生物学入门, physical, and chemical ocean processes, 以及影响其存在的人类活动, distribution, form, 以及海洋生物在各种海洋栖息地的功能. Traditional lectures, peer-led and problem-based learning, and lab time will be included. Field trips during lab time should be expected, as well as up to two (2) weekend field trips. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: (BIO 101 or BIO 111 or CBIO 101) and (CHE 101 or SCI 115) or consent of instructor. 通常每两年提供一次(偶数年,春季学期).

  • SCI 455:科学史与科学哲学
  • 3

This course will introduce the philosophic nature of science with a literary review of philosophic issues associated with the epistemological and historical development of science starting with ancient Greece through today. Cross listed with HST 455. Prerequisite: CBIO 101 or consent of instructor. 通常在春季学期开设.

  • SCI 495: Research Methods
  • 1

本课程将介绍实验室研究的基本技术, experimental design, library databases, review of peer-reviewed literature, 以及定量和定性分析. Students will compose a research proposal intended to guide future original student-conducted research. 包括跨学科主题. 前提条件:十六(16)单位的主要课程或导师的同意. Typically offered each semester.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this minor and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your minor. Please refer to the Academic Catalog 对于官方要求,你必须符合资格.

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