2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences provides an outstanding educational experience across the entire field of biology. Our expert faculty have diverse research and teaching interests that span molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, computational biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and ecology, of all living organisms. Our faculty are actively engaged in highly interdisciplinary cutting-edge research and are committed to providing students with an extensive exposure to biological processes and systems and a deep understanding of biology at environmental, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences. Graduates leave the department with the knowledge base and critical thinking skills to be successful in graduate programs leading to M.S. or Ph.D., medical, dental and veterinary schools, health professional schools, research, and teaching.

Majors offered in the department are the B.S. in Biological Sciences, B.S. in Medical Technology, B.S. in Microbiology, M.S. in Biological Sciences, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, and an M.S. in General Biology, a distance program for science teachers.

An accelerated Master’s program is available to outstanding students engaged in undergraduate research.

Medical Technology Major (MEDT)

Major Advisor: Mary Celeste Reese, Dir. of Undergraduate Advising
Office: 117 Harned Hall

Medical technologists are prepared for positions in hospital laboratories, clinics, research laboratories, the Public Health Service industry, and in various local, state and federal health organizations.

The medical technology curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University includes three years of study at Mississippi State University and one year of study in a hospital School of Medical Technology accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Admission to the hospital school is competitive. A student who has satisfactorily completed the three years on the campus and has gained admission to a hospital school will register for the hospital phase and will be considered to be enrolled at Mississippi State during the final year of study. Graduates are prepared for certification by several national agencies.

Biological Sciences Major (BIO)

Major Advisor: Mary Celeste Reese, Dir. of Undergraduate Advising
Office: 117 Harned Hall

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
2 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)6
Humanities
Literature3
History3
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA 1323Trigonometry3
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
See Major Core - Consult advisor for specifics9-12
Social Sciences
Must be from 2 different areas - see A&S requirements6
Major Core - Biological Sciences
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4133Human Genetics3
BIO 2103Cell Biology3
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Writing Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
Computer Literacy Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
BIO 4133Human Genetics3
Biological Sciences Area Courses - minimum 6 hours in each area 1
Area 1: Molecules and Cells 26
Cellular Physiology
Immunology
Principles of Virology
Comparative Vertebrate Embryology
Vertebrate Histology
General Biochemistry
General Biochemistry
Area 2: Anatomy and Physiology 26
Plant Anatomy
General Plant Physiology
Comparative Anatomy
Animal Physiology
Area 3: Organisms 26
Plant Biology
Survey Plant Kingdom
Parasitology
Taxonomy of Spermatophytes
Biology of Vertebrates
Mammalogy
Ornithology
Ichthyology
Area 4: Ecology and Evolution 26
Ecology
Evolution
Plant Ecology
Life Science Elective 2
Consult advisor10
Physical Science Core
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1223Chemistry II3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
CH 1221Investigations in Chemistry II1
CH 4513Organic Chemistry I3
CH 4523Organic Chemistry II3
PH 1113General Physics I3
PH 1123General Physics II3
or PH 1133 General Physics III
General Electives
General Electives13
Total Hours124
1

Three Biological Sciences area courses must include a laboratory. A minimum of one animal course and one plant course is required from Areas 2, 3 or 4.)

2

Hours in excess of 24 hours from area courses may be deducted from elective hours. Life Science electives may be taken in other Departments but must be courses for respective “majors”. See advisor.

NOTE: University, College and Department restrictions - the following courses may not be used to meet the above science requirements: BIO 1004, BIO 1023,  BIO 1123, BIO 3004, BIO 3014.

Minor in Biological Sciences

BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 2103Cell Biology3
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4133Human Genetics3
Areas 3 or 4 listed above3-4
Total Hours21-22

Microbiology Major (MIC)

Major Advisor: Mary Celeste Reese, Dir. of Undergraduate Advising
Office: 117 Harned Hall

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
2 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)6
Humanities
Literature - see A&S requirements3
History - see A&S requirements3
Mathematics
MA 1713Calculus I3
ST 3123Introduction to Statistical Inference3
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
See Major Core - Consult advisor for specifics
Social Sciences
Must be from 2 different areas and from A&S Core. Consult advisor for acceptable areas.6
Major Core
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4405Pathogenic Microbiology5
BIO 4413Immunology3
BIO 4433Principles of Virology3
BIO 4443Bacterial Genetics3
BIO 4442Bacterial Genetics Laboratory2
BIO 4463Bacterial Physiology3
Microbiology Electives8
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Writing Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
Computer Literacy Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
Departmental Core
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 2103Cell Biology3
Additional department requirements
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1223Chemistry II3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
CH 1221Investigations in Chemistry II1
CH 4513Organic Chemistry I3
CH 4523Organic Chemistry II3
CH 4511Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CH 4521Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
PH 1113
PH 1123
General Physics I
and General Physics II
3-6
or PH 1133 General Physics III
BCH 4603
BCH 4613
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry
3-6
or BCH 4013 Principles of Biochemistry
General Electives
General Electives15-18
Total Hours124

Applied microbiology courses are strongly recommended, regardless of the department in which they are offered (for example, Food Micro, Environmental Micro, or Soil Micro). Upper division courses in Medical Technology or Biochemistry are also acceptable. Students should see their advisor for assistance in selecting courses for microbiology elective credit. Hours in excess of 8 will reduce the general electives requirement by an equal number.

Students planning to attend professional schools should check with the faculty advisor for that program to identify additional courses that may be needed. Such courses can be taken for general elective credit.

For the pre-professional/graduate track, BCH 4603/ and 15 hours of general electives are required. For career track, BCH 4013 may be substituted for BCH 4603/BCH 4613, and 18 hours of general electives are required.

Minor in Microbiology

BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4405Pathogenic Microbiology5
Choose one of the following:4
Comparative Anatomy
General Plant Physiology
Microbiology and Ecology of Soil
Environmental Microbiology
Microbiology of Foods
Animal Physiology
Total Hours21

Medical Technology Major (MEDT)1

Major Advisor: Mary Celeste Reese, Dir. of Undergraduate Advising
Office: 117 Harned Hall

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
2 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)6
Humanities
Literature - see A&S requirements3
History - see A&S requirements3
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA 1323Trigonometry3
or ST 3123 Introduction to Statistical Inference
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
See Major Core - Consult Advisor for specifics9-12
Social Sciences
Must be from 2 different areas - See University/A&S Core6
Major Core
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 3004Human Anatomy4
BIO 3303Parasitology3
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
BIO 4133Human Genetics3
BIO 4303Bioinstrumentation3
BIO 4405Pathogenic Microbiology5
BIO 4413Immunology3
BIO 4610Urinalysis2-6
BIO 4620Hematology2-9
BIO 4630Special Topics1-9
BIO 4640Clinical Micro2-9
BIO 4650Immunohematology2-9
BIO 4660Serology/Immunology2-9
BIO 4670Clinical Chemistry2-9
BCH 4013Principles of Biochemistry3
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
CH 1223Chemistry II3
CH 1221Investigations in Chemistry II1
CH 4513Organic Chemistry I3
CH 4523Organic Chemistry II3
General and Science Electives9
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Computer Literacy Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
Writing Requirement
BIO 3013Professional Writing for Biologists3
Total Hours124
1

In affiliated hospital schools of Medical Technology, admission is on a competitive basis.

Program Consultants in Cooperating Hospitals

Mississippi State University maintains close contact with the teaching personnel in medical technology at the following hospitals in the area:

  • Jennifer Knight, MHS, MLS(ASCP), Program Director, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.
  • Lee Montgomery, MT (ASCP), Program Director, North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Miss.
  • Holly Covas, MT (ASCP), Program Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Courses

BIO 1004 Anatomy and Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: a course in the biological sciences). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. The structure and function of the human body with special emphasis on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems

BIO 1011 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

BIO 1023 Plants and Humans: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. Students may not have credit for both BIO 1023 and BIO 1203 nor for both BIO 1023 and BIO 1033, nor for both BIO 1023 and BIO 2113, nor for both BIO 1023 and general biology courses transferred from other institutions. A survey of botany intended to introduce students to the world of plants, particularly emphasizing their relationships with humans and society

BIO 1123 Animal Biology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. Students may not have credit for both BIO 1123 and BIO 1504 . Basic understanding of life processes, diversity, inheritance, reproduction, ecology, and evolution

BIO 1134 Biology I: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Principles of Biology including nature of science, chemistry of life, cell structure and division, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, Mendelian, chromosomal and molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology

BIO 1144 Biology II: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Form and function of organisms including body plans and phylogeny,human evolution, plant anatomy and physiology, animal anatomy and physiology,reproduction, development, and animal behavior

BIO 2103 Cell Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: 6 hours of biology, CH 1223). Three hours lecture. A comparative study of cell structure among plant, animal and bacterial systems

BIO 2113 Plant Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An introduction to the biology of vascular plants, including physiology, anatomy and morphology development, genetics, evolution and diversity, ecology and applied botany

BIO 2123 Ethical Issues in Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. This course will cover ethical analysis of current biological research issues involved in our understanding of life. Course emphasis will be directed upon issues arising from recent advances in molecular, cellular and organismal biology. Honors section available

BIO 2213 Survey Plant Kingdom: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A survey of algae, bryophytes, vascular plants, and fungi, with emphasis on morphology, internal anatomy, life cycles fossil record, and evolutionary relationships

BIO 2313 Ecosystems of Mississippi: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1123 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. History and ecological processes of major ecosystems of Mississippi. (Credit for this course may be earned only at the Meridian campus)

BIO 2503 Environmental Quality: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: One course in biology). Relevance of ecological principles to environmental problems and relationships of humans with their environment with emphasis on preservation of environmental quality

BIO 2513 Animal Diversity: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisites: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. An introduction to evolutionary relationships and diversity of major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla, and animal behaviors, distributions, and ecology

BIO 2990 Special Topics in Biological Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

BIO 3004 Human Anatomy: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Study of the human body with emphasis in anatomical terminology, overview of tissues, and body organization from cellular level to body system level

BIO 3013 Professional Writing for Biologists: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in BIO, MIC, or MDT, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Refinement of writing skills for more effective communications. Assignments to include routine and specialized correspondence, technical reports, and speech preparation and delivery

BIO 3014 Human Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1134 and CH 1213, or BIO 2004 and CH 1043 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Comprehensive examination of the function and regulation of the human body and physiological integration of organ systems to maintain homeostasis

BIO 3103 Genetics I: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. (Prerequisites: MA 1313 or higher, BIO 1134 or higher or BIO 2113 or higher ). Principles of heredity, genetic material, and gene expressions. (Same as GNS 3103, PO 3103)

BIO 3104 Ecology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A general survey of ecological principles and concepts pertaining to plants and animals with reference to ecosystem structure and function, and interactions among ecosystem components

BIO 3113 Marine Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or equivalent.) Three hours lecture. An introduction to marine environments, the diversity of life in the different marine habitats and human utilization of marine resources

BIO 3213 Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. Evolution, systematic, biology and ecology of reptiles and amphibians. (Credit for his course may be earned only at the Meridian campus)

BIO 3223 Biology of Fishes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1123 or equivalent). Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. Evolution, systematics, biology and ecology of fishes. (Credit for this course may be earned only at the Meridian campus)

BIO 3233 Biology of Birds: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1123 or equivalent). Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. For non-science majors. Evolution, systematics, biology and ecology of birds. (Credit for this course may be earned only at the Meridian campus)

BIO 3303 Parasitology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A survey of parasitology to include parasites of importance to the health of humans and domestic animals

BIO 3304 General Microbiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: CH 1053 or CH 1223). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. For science majors. Students may not have credit for both BIO 1043 and BIO 3304. Fundamentals; techniques in staining and culture of microorganisms

BIO 3504 Comparative Anatomy: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Two hours lecture. Six hours of laboratory. The vertebrate animals; relationships of organs and systems; and their phylogenetic significance

BIO 3524 Biology of Vertebrates: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Evolution, systematics, ecology and behavior of vertebrates. Laboratory includes classification of major groups, identification of species, field trips, and experiments in behavior and physiological ecology

BIO 4000 Directed Individual Study in Biological Sciences: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

BIO 4011 Senior Thesis in Biological Sciences: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: BIO 4013 with a grade of B or better and consent of department head and thesis committee). Writing of the undergraduate thesis under the direction of the major advisor

BIO 4100 Medical Technology Clinicals: 3-19 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Medical Technology Clinical Internship

BIO 4113 Evolution: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 1313 or equivalent, BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, BIO 3103 or BIO 4133). Historical development of evolutionary theory; phylogeny and systematic; historic or organic evolution; molecular and phenotypic variation in populations; genetic drift and natural selection; speciation

BIO 4114 Cellular Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Seven hours of biological science and two semesters of organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of the morphology and function of the cell. (Same as PHY 4114/6114)

BIO 4123 Behavioral Ecology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 1313 or equivalent, BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, BIO 3103 or BIO 4133). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the influence that animal behaviors have in determining their survival, and reproductive success using a hypothesis driven framework

BIO 4133 Human Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144 or BIO 2113 or consent of instructor)Three hours lecture Principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics as applied to humans. Description and causes of human genetic diseases and other anomalies. (Same as GNS 4133/6133)

BIO 4143 Population Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Both BIO 1134 and 1144, or BIO 2113, or consent of instructor. Three hours lecture. Study of the structure of genetic variation in populations and its applications in life sciences

BIO 4203 Taxonomy of Spermatophytes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and BIO 2213). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Classification and nomenclature of seed plants; introductory methods of collection; laboratory studies of representative plant families

BIO 4204 Plant Anatomy: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and BIO 2213). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Structure and development of cell types, tissues, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits of seed plants, with emphasis on angiosperms

BIO 4213 Plant Ecology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Conceptual overview and contemporary application of ecological principles related to plant distributions as local to global scales. Laboratory incorporates research planning, data collection, and analysis

BIO 4214 General Plant Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and CH 1213). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Chemical and physical activities of the plant; absorption; transpiration; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis; translocation; growth processes

BIO 4224 Aquatic Botany: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:BIO 2203 and one of BIO 3104 , BIO 4213 or WF 3133 or graduate standing;or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Four hours laboratory,every other week. Growth forms,taxonomy and morphology, and physiological adaptations of hydrophytic vegetation; ecolgical interactions involving hydrophytes; function of plants in aquatic ecosystems

BIO 4233 Living with Global Change: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Holistic examination of the interrelationship between human activities and ecological systems, with an emphasis on the concept of “sustainable” natural resource management

BIO 4303 Bioinstrumentation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 4304/6304). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory and demonstrations. Theory and practical application of electrical, optical and other instruments employed in microbiology and medical technology

BIO 4324 Microbiology and Ecology of Soil: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). The study of diverse soil microbial communities and how they influence the structure and function of ecosystems (natural and managed) and the global biosphere (same as PSS 4314/6314)

BIO 4404 Environmental Microbiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Terrestrial, aquatic, and subsurface microbial ecosystems. Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal, landfarming, impact of hazardous waste, and environmental reclamation. Spring/odd years

BIO 4405 Pathogenic Microbiology: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Three hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. The microorganisms producing disease in man and lower animals; means of transmission; protection against disease

BIO 4413 Immunology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304 and CH 4513). Three hours lecture. Survey of the functions of the immune system. Emphasis on mammalian immunology, including T- and B-cell interactions in humoral and cell mediated immunity

BIO 4414 Microbiology of Foods: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Isolation and classification of the microorganisms associated with spoilage of commercial and domestic preserved foods. Same as FNH 4414/6414

BIO 4424 Eukaryotic Microbiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1134, BIO 1144, and BIO 2103). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. This course examines aspects of the basic biology and evolution of microbial eukaryotes (protists) from a comparative perspective

BIO 4433 Principles of Virology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BCH 4603 , BIO 3103 and BIO 3304 ). Three hours lecture. Principles of viral infectivity, multiplication, and chemical constitution

BIO 4442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: BCH 4603,BIO 3304 and concurrent enrollment in BIO 4443/6443 ). Four hour laboratory.The genetic and molecular manipulation of bacteria and their viruses

BIO 4443 Bacterial Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BCH 4603, BIO 3304 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. The genetics of bacteria and their viruses including: replication, rearrangement, repair, transfer, regulation, and methods of manipulation and analysis of DNA

BIO 4463 Bacterial Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 3404 and BCH 4603). Three hours lecture. Structure and function relationships and major aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways in microorganisms

BIO 4503 Vertebrate Histology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144 ). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Study of the microscopic anatomy, structure, and function of major cell types and tissues

BIO 4504 Comparative Vertebrate Embryology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Two hours lecture. six hours laboratory. The embryology of the vertebrates; the fertilization of the egg; stages of cleavage and the development of organs and systems

BIO 4514 Animal Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Ten hours of biological science and organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Functions and interrelationship of the systems of the body. (Same as PHY 4514/6514)

BIO 4563 Evolutionary and Developmental Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Three hours lecture. A comparative study of the cell, molecular, and developmental regulatory mechanisms that have evolved to generate the body plans of a wide range of metazoan embryos, from sponges to humans

BIO 4603 Ethnobotany: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, or AN 1143 and AN 1343). Three hours lecture. Relationships between plants and humans through examination of cultures, uses of plants, paleothbobotany, and the science of botany

BIO 4610 Urinalysis: 2-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship). Study of physical, chemical and microscopic properties of body fluids. Emphasis is placed on laboratory procedures, morphological findings and correlation of test results to disease

BIO 4612 Special Topics: 2 hours.

BIO 4620 Hematology: 2-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship). Study of the maturation, morphology, and function of blood cells and their role in disease. Emphasis is placed on lab procedures, identification, and relationships with disease

BIO 4624 Immunohematology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of all preprofessional requirements).Three hours lecture. Six hour laboratory. Blood group serology,compatibility testing, and identification of atypical antibodies, Transfusion practices and blood group immunogenetics

BIO 4626 Hematology: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Completion of all preprofessional requirements).Four hours lecture. Eight hours laboratory. Normal and abnormal blood and bone marrow cells. Coagulation mechanisms

BIO 4630 Special Topics: 1-9 hours.

BIO 4630 Special Topic. (1-9). (Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship). Topics are presented to prepare students for future roles including management, lab operations, education, research, quality assurance and regulatory issues, along with other special topics

BIO 4636 Clinical Chemistry: 6 hours.

(Prerequisiste: Completion of all preprofessional requirements).Four hours lecture. Eight hours laboratory. Normal and abnormal human body chemistry. Emphasis on istrumentation

BIO 4640 Clinical Micro: 2-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech Internship). Study of bacteria-causing disease in man. Includes lab identification using conventional methods as well as rapid systems, susceptibility testing, and evaluation of clinical specimens

BIO 4650 Immunohematology: 2-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship.) The study of blood group antigens and antibodies. Includes donor selection, lab procedures, identification, storage, quality control, transfusion practices and related topics

BIO 4660 Serology/Immunology: 2-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship.) Study of the immunologic response in infections and autoimmune diseases, characterization of lymphocyte populations in neoplasms, abnormal immunologic responses

BIO 4670 Clinical Chemistry: 2-9 hours.

BIO 4670 Clinical Chemistry. (2-9). (Prerequisite: Acceptance to Med Tech internship). Study of the biochemical constituents of body fluids, functions, and alterations in disease states. Emphasis placed on analytical laboratory methods

BIO 4673 Industrial Microbiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to microbial anatomy, physiology, and genetics.Use of microorganisms and their by-products. Identification and control of biofouling, biocorrosion, and biodegradation of products and processes. (Same as CHE 4673/6673)

BIO 4703 Avian Diversity: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, or permission of instructor). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A detailed survey of bird biology, with emphasis on their unique evolutionary adaptations. Laboratory includes field-identification, independent research and examination of bird reference collection

BIO 4990 Special Topics in Biological Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

BIO 6013 Genetics and Molecular Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Analysis of the transmission of geneteic information from molecular to organismal levels;examination of ways in which genotype detremines phenotype. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program )

BIO 6023 Principles of Evolutionary Biology: 3 hours.

(Prequisite:Consent of Instructor). Three hours video and online. Current concepts in genetic variation, natural selection, and adaptation of populations;speciation, extinction, and phylogenetics;patterns of human evolution. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 6033 Fundamentals of Biotechnology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:BIO 6013 and BIO 8033, or consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Fundamental principles of animal and plant biotechnology including recombinant DNA technology, gene-based diagnostics,genetically modified organisms and transgenics. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 6043 Developmental and Reproductive Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:BIO 6013 and BIO 8033 or consent of instructor).Three hours video and online. Study of reproduction and development from gametes through birth in mammals;focusing on stages, anatomy, physiology, mechanisms, genetics. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 6113 Evolution: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 1313 or equivalent, BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, BIO 3103 or BIO 4133). Historical development of evolutionary theory; phylogeny and systematic; historic or organic evolution; molecular and phenotypic variation in populations; genetic drift and natural selection; speciation

BIO 6114 Cellular Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Seven hours of biological science and two semesters of organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of the morphology and function of the cell. (Same as PHY 4114/6114)

BIO 6123 Behavioral Ecology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 1313 or equivalent, BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, BIO 3103 or BIO 4133). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the influence that animal behaviors have in determining their survival, and reproductive success using a hypothesis driven framework

BIO 6133 Human Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144 or BIO 2113 or consent of instructor)Three hours lecture Principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics as applied to humans. Description and causes of human genetic diseases and other anomalies. (Same as GNS 4133/6133)

BIO 6143 Population Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Both BIO 1134 and 1144, or BIO 2113, or consent of instructor. Three hours lecture. Study of the structure of genetic variation in populations and its applications in life sciences

BIO 6203 Taxonomy of Spermatophytes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and BIO 2213). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Classification and nomenclature of seed plants; introductory methods of collection; laboratory studies of representative plant families

BIO 6204 Plant Anatomy: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and BIO 2213). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Structure and development of cell types, tissues, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits of seed plants, with emphasis on angiosperms

BIO 6213 Plant Ecology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Conceptual overview and contemporary application of ecological principles related to plant distributions as local to global scales. Laboratory incorporates research planning, data collection, and analysis

BIO 6214 General Plant Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 2113 and CH 1213). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Chemical and physical activities of the plant; absorption; transpiration; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis; translocation; growth processes

BIO 6224 Aquatic Botany: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:BIO 2203 and one of BIO 3104 , BIO 4213 or WF 3133 or graduate standing;or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Four hours laboratory,every other week. Growth forms,taxonomy and morphology, and physiological adaptations of hydrophytic vegetation; ecolgical interactions involving hydrophytes; function of plants in aquatic ecosystems

BIO 6233 Living with Global Change: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Holistic examination of the interrelationship between human activities and ecological systems, with an emphasis on the concept of “sustainable” natural resource management

BIO 6303 Bioinstrumentation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 4304/6304). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory and demonstrations. Theory and practical application of electrical, optical and other instruments employed in microbiology and medical technology

BIO 6324 Microbiology and Ecology of Soil: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). The study of diverse soil microbial communities and how they influence the structure and function of ecosystems (natural and managed) and the global biosphere (same as PSS 4314/6314)

BIO 6404 Environmental Microbiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Terrestrial, aquatic, and subsurface microbial ecosystems. Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal, landfarming, impact of hazardous waste, and environmental reclamation. Spring/odd years

BIO 6405 Pathogenic Microbiology: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Three hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. The microorganisms producing disease in man and lower animals; means of transmission; protection against disease

BIO 6413 Immunology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304 and CH 4513). Three hours lecture. Survey of the functions of the immune system. Emphasis on mammalian immunology, including T- and B-cell interactions in humoral and cell mediated immunity

BIO 6414 Microbiology of Foods: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3304). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Isolation and classification of the microorganisms associated with spoilage of commercial and domestic preserved foods. Same as FNH 4414/6414

BIO 6424 Eukaryotic Microbiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1134, BIO 1144, and BIO 2103). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. This course examines aspects of the basic biology and evolution of microbial eukaryotes (protists) from a comparative perspective

BIO 6433 Principles of Virology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BCH 4603 , BIO 3103 and BIO 3304 ). Three hours lecture. Principles of viral infectivity, multiplication, and chemical constitution

BIO 6442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: BCH 4603,BIO 3304 and concurrent enrollment in BIO 4443/6443 ). Four hour laboratory.The genetic and molecular manipulation of bacteria and their viruses

BIO 6443 Bacterial Genetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BCH 4603, BIO 3304 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. The genetics of bacteria and their viruses including: replication, rearrangement, repair, transfer, regulation, and methods of manipulation and analysis of DNA

BIO 6463 Bacterial Physiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 3404 and BCH 4603). Three hours lecture. Structure and function relationships and major aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways in microorganisms

BIO 6503 Vertebrate Histology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144 ). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Study of the microscopic anatomy, structure, and function of major cell types and tissues

BIO 6504 Comparative Vertebrate Embryology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Two hours lecture. six hours laboratory. The embryology of the vertebrates; the fertilization of the egg; stages of cleavage and the development of organs and systems

BIO 6514 Animal Physiology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Ten hours of biological science and organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Functions and interrelationship of the systems of the body. (Same as PHY 4514/6514)

BIO 6563 Evolutionary and Developmental Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144). Three hours lecture. A comparative study of the cell, molecular, and developmental regulatory mechanisms that have evolved to generate the body plans of a wide range of metazoan embryos, from sponges to humans

BIO 6603 Ethnobotany: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, or AN 1143 and AN 1343). Three hours lecture. Relationships between plants and humans through examination of cultures, uses of plants, paleothbobotany, and the science of botany

BIO 6673 Industrial Microbiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to microbial anatomy, physiology, and genetics.Use of microorganisms and their by-products. Identification and control of biofouling, biocorrosion, and biodegradation of products and processes. (Same as CHE 4673/6673)

BIO 6703 Avian Diversity: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144, or permission of instructor). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A detailed survey of bird biology, with emphasis on their unique evolutionary adaptations. Laboratory includes field-identification, independent research and examination of bird reference collection

BIO 6990 Special Topics in Biological Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

BIO 7000 Directed Individual Study in Biological Sciences: 1-6 hours.

Same as GCRL Zoology 561. Hours and credits to be arranged. Directed Individual Study courses usually require prerequisites of BIO 4326/6326

BIO 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Biological Sciences: 1-13 hours.

Thesis research/Thesis. Same as GCRL Zoology 561. Hours and credits to be arranged

BIO 8011 Seminar I: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Weekly seminar on current research in the Biological Sciences. Attendance is mandatory for on-campus Biological Sciences graduate students not enrolled in BIO 8021

BIO 8021 Seminar II: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Weekly seminar on current research in the Biological Sciences and one formal presentation of the student’s research; serves as the student’s public exit seminar

BIO 8023 Modern Microbiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Fundamental principles of microbiology, including microbial structure,replication, and diversity;role of microorganisms in human health and the environment. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8033 Advanced Cell Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisiste:Consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Study of eukaryotic cellular and sub-cellular structure and function;integration of cellular processes to understand the cell as a whole. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirement in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8043 Ecology and the Environment: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Investigation of biodiversity, ecological hierarchies, and interactions between biota and the environment. Includes as introduction to contemporary environmental science issues. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8053 Comprehensive Study of Animals: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:BIO 6023 or consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Study of invertebrate and vertebrate animals,including reproduction, development, physiology,behavior, ecology and evolution. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8063 Comprehensive Study of Plants: 3 hours.

(Prerequisiste:BIO 6023 or consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Study of plants from bryophytes to angiosperms, including growth, photosynthesis, respiration, nutrition, reproduction, ecology, and evolution. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8093 Experimental Biology and Biostatistics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Experimental design and methods for statistical analysis of biological data, with an emphasis on inquiry using the scientific method.(Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8103 Advanced Ecology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 3104). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Selected topics with special references to bioenergetics, population and human ecology; with student research project

BIO 8113 Biogeography: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of the geographic distribution of life. Emphasis placed on climatic, geologic, and human influence, dispersal mechanisms and evolutionary history

BIO 8123 Speciation: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. Species concepts, species delimitation, evolution of reproductive isolation, modes of speciation, and the rate of speciation are discussed

BIO 8163 Invasion Ecology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theoretical and empirical ecology of species invasion. Discussion-based with an emphasis understanding the invasion process from ecological, evolutionary, and biogeographical perspectives

BIO 8183 Capstone in Modern Biology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:Thirty hours of BIO graduate work and consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Hands-on laboratory and field experiences which demonstrate the major techniques of molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological biology. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)

BIO 8191 Seminar in General Biology: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: 33 hours of BIO graduate work and consent of the instructor.) One hour seminar. Conduit for interactions with faculty members to assist students in preparing for the comprehensive exam in the MS in General Biology degree program. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program.)

BIO 8223 Plant Metabolism: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 4214 and organic chemistry). Three hours lecture. Photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, and other metabolic processes

BIO 8233 Molecular Applications: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Discussion of the fundamental principles behind basic molecular applications used in biology with a focus on methods employed to study DNA, RNA and proteins

BIO 8990 Special Topics in Biological Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

BIO 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Biological Sciences: 1-13 hours.

Same as GCRL Zoology 561. Hours and credits to be arranged