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.
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.
BI-915 Topics in Advanced Botany
Explores and reviews specialized topics in the life of plants. Includes three hour laboratory.
BI-920 Population Biology
Analyzes population density, growth, regulation, and energy relationships. Population interactions, organization, and evolution are stressed.
BI-921 Biotechnology and DNA
Applications of recombinant DNA technology, together with business and industry information and government regulations. Includes a three hour laboratory
BI-923 Fermentation Technology
The growth of microorganisms in bioreactors under sterile conditions and the production of useful products.
BI-925 Cell Physiology
Examines the cellular mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis in response to changes in the cellular environment. Includes three-hour laboratory.
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)
BI-930 Biological Chemistry
Concerns the physical, chemical, and biological properties and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, DNA and RNA.
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.
Recent advances in understanding the immune system will be covered. B.S. in a biological science is required.
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.
A theoretical course presenting the principles and mechanisms of toxic damage to cells, organs and organisms.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.