The study of life
What is more important to us than life itself? Biological Science is the study of life as currently known through the method of scientific inquiry. Studies in biology are invigorating, rigorous, and exciting as they constantly evolve with the significant advancements in theory and technology.
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees are multi-disciplinary majors that draw upon an integration of life and physical sciences. Society needs people who can make wise decisions about complex scientific matters and ethical consequences, and we prepare our students with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
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The Bachelor of Arts degree is excellent for students interested in teaching, environmental science, and careers that require graduate studies (e.g. nursing).
The Bachelor of Science degree is preparation for careers in biotechnology, environmental science, and those that require graduate school, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, dentistry, and other health-related fields.
Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental laws, grand ideas, and seminal discoveries in science.
Identify relationships in natural phenomena.
Evaluate data and explanations critically, make predictions and draw logical conclusions.
Engage in the process of science, from observation to hypothesis building, to testing, to discovery.
Apply scientific knowledge and reasoning to human interaction with the natural world and issues impacting society.
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Advanced Human Physiology
An integrated approach to essential concepts of human physiology. Analysis of nervous, endocrine, muscular, sensorimotor, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems.
Through investigation of a current issue of public interest, students will develop the ability to move through biological ideas from the intracellular to the organismal to the ecosystem level, thinking across scales and boundaries like expert biologists.
Integrative Biology Lab
Investigations in both the field and laboratory setting may complement the topic chosen for study in BIOL 128. The specific emphasis, however, will be placed upon developing skills and techniques appropriate to apply the scientific method to questions in field biology.