Biology (BI)

BI-905 Historical Perspectives in Biology

The nature, processes, and research approaches of the major biological discoveries and emerging new paradigms from the 17th century to present.

3 Credits

BI-910 Public Health Parasitology

Biology, epidemiology, disease processes, control and prevention of human parasites. Concentrates on selected protozoan, helminth and arthropod organisms. Includes three hour laboratory.

4 Credits

BI-915 Topics in Advanced Botany

Explores and reviews specialized topics in the life of plants. Includes three hour laboratory.

4 Credits

BI-920 Population Biology

Analyzes population density, growth, regulation, and energy relationships. Population interactions, organization, and evolution are stressed.

3 Credits

BI-921 Biotechnology and DNA

Applications of recombinant DNA technology, together with business and industry information and government regulations. Includes a three hour laboratory

4 Credits

BI-923 Fermentation Technology

The growth of microorganisms in bioreactors under sterile conditions and the production of useful products.

3 Credits

BI-925 Cell Physiology

Examines the cellular mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis in response to changes in the cellular environment. Includes three-hour laboratory.

4 Credits

BI-927 Tissue Culture Techniques

Presents the most important techniques used for mammalian tissue culture by lecture and laboratory demostration and practice. The course also includes topics in plant tissue culture. (Prereq: BS in biological science)

3 Credits

BI-930 Biological Chemistry

Concerns the physical, chemical, and biological properties and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, DNA and RNA.

3 Credits

BI-935 Biochemical Techniques

Topics include the isolation and characterization of biochemical compounds with emphasis on nucleic acids and proteins. One hour of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week.

3 Credits

BI-936 Immunology

Recent advances in understanding the immune system will be covered. B.S. in a biological science is required.

3 Credits

BI-937 Molecular Virology

A study of virus families with emphasis on replication and and regulation of gene expression. B.S. in biology science required.

3 Credits

BI-938 Toxicology

A theoretical course presenting the principles and mechanisms of toxic damage to cells, organs and organisms.

3 Credits

BI-950 Physiological Ecology

Considers the physiological adjustments which animals make in response to environmental factors; emphasizes the physiological basis of animal evolution and distribution.

3 Credits

BI-960 Biology of Symbiosis

Nutritional, metabolic, and evolutionary mechanisms of partnerships in nature with emphasis on the universality of symbiosis. Includes three hour laboratory.

4 Credits

BI-980 Selected Topics: Advanced Biology

Each topic is a timely and exciting new lecture and/or laboratory course. Topics will be announced in advance and will service needs in growth areas; e.g., biotechnology.

1-4 Credits

BI-981 Independent Study in Biology/ Biotechnology

Independent study or directed study on a topic of interest to both the student(s) and the instructor. 1-6 credits

1-6 Credits

BI-985 Graduate Internship in Biology/ Biotechnology

Requires successful completion of a minimum of twelve graduate credits toward the degree and approval of the Biology faculty. Provides Master of Science candidates the chance to gain practical experience at off-campus agencies where technical and analytical skills can be gained.

3-4 Credits

BI-990 Seminar in Biology/Biotechnology

Study and discussion of current researches, books, and periodicals in the field of biology; includes reports of research in progress. Required of all graduate degree candidates.

3 Credits

BI-995 Research in Biology/Biotechnology

Original research in biology under faculty supervision. Requires an acceptable written thesis or paper in publishable format. Required of all degree candidates. May be repeated.

1-6 Credits