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Senior Capstone Project and Seminar

This course serves as the capstone course for the Biology Program. During this course the student will demonstrate the application of the knowledge gained throughout the program. This will be achieved either by independent study on a topic chosen by the student with guidance from a faculty member or through participation in a field internship […]

Life Cycle Nutrition

Focuses on nutritional needs of the growing, developing human from conception to old age, with particular emphasis on the nutritional needs of infants, children, adolescents, adults, women and aging adults. (Prerequisite: BIOL 159C or BIOL 259C with a grade of “C” or higher or permission of Department Chair of Natural Sciences.)

Cell Biology

Cell Biology is a course for biology majors focusing on eukaryotic cells. General topics include the structure and function of principal cellular components, energy metabolism, signal transduction, apoptosis, the cell cycle, gene expression, and an introduction to cancer biology. Laboratory experiments include modern cell research techniques such as ELISA, gel electrophoresis, and animal cell culture. […]

Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition

An introductory course in normal and therapeutic nutrition designed for students in allied health programs. Focuses on the application of basic principles of nutrition to health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the role of nutritional intervention as a therapeutic tool in specific pathologies. Includes discussion of contemporary issues in nutrition. Special note – […]

Public Health Nutrition

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation and core competencies of public health nutrition. This will include the skills, knowledge and tools used in assessment, community intervention, and evidence-based approaches to promote health and prevent diseases. This course will engage students in critical thinking and productive discussion around public health nutrition and […]

Principles of Evolution

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of genetic variation, natural and sexual selection, and patterns of evolutionary change, and will look at modern variations within the theory itself. The course also explores the historical development of the science and the modern social controversies associated with it. Pedagogical issues of teaching evolution may […]

Nutrition in Exercise and Sports

This course introduces the student to nutrition as it relates to the improvement or optimization of physical performance. Dietary interventions for strength and endurance exercise training and sporting event participation will be thoroughly investigated. Special emphasis will be placed on weight management; the reduction, maintenance and gain of body mass. (Prerequisites: BIOL 196C with a […]


A course that provides the allied health student with an understanding of disease processes by building on the student’s knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology. Common disorders of major body systems are discussed relative to the mechanisms by which they develop and their effects on homeostasis. (Prerequisite: BIOL 196C with a grade of “C” or […]

Freshwater Ecology

This course enhances students’ understanding of ecology, and introduces them to the biological, chemical, and physical properties of lakes, streams, and wetlands as they relate to the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems. Students will gain an understanding of freshwater environmental concerns and experience in water quality assessment. The course will also cover topics in […]


Investigations into the biological and physical factors affecting the distribution, abundance, and adaptations of organisms. Interrelationships at the population, community, and ecosystem levels will be studied. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112C and MATH 124C or equivalent or higher level math course* with grades of “C” or higher; MATH 251C with a grade of “C” or higher recommended; […]


A lab course intended to enhance a student’s knowledge of basic genetics and to provide the foundation necessary for further studies in molecular biology, cell biology, evolution, systematics, and behavior. Topics covered will include Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, immunogenetics, genetics of cancer and population genetics. (Prerequisites: BIOL 112C or BIOL 196C with a grade of […]


Lectures focus on three major areas: 1) basic concepts of microbiology, including morphology and physiology of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses; 2) host resistance to disease and immunology; and 3) epidemiology of selected diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and parasitic worms. Labs also focus on three major areas: 1) basic skills such as staining, […]