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BIOL 1450  BIOLOGY I (5 credits)

First semester of a two semester series on the general principles of biology. Concepts including the chemical and physical basis of living systems, cell structure and function, energy and metabolism, genetics and molecular genetics, and evolution of biological diversity will be presented. Laboratory will provide inquiries into these same topics. Intended as the first course for Biology majors. Must enroll in one lab section. Usually offered Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prerequisite(s): High school biology and chemistry. College level chemistry recommended.

Distribution: Natural/Physical Sci General Education lecture&lab


The biology degree allows students to explore biological topics that span the breadth of biology. Diverse course offerings enable students to obtain broad expertise or to specialize within the discipline. The biology major prepares students for a wide range of career choices.

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