Biology (BIO)

BIO 510  Molecular Cell Biology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Advanced cell biology covering topics relevant to cellular structure and function. Selected topics may include: Cell signaling, cell adhesion, membrane function, cell motlity and cytoskeletal structure and function. The cellular basis for some human syndromes and disease will also be covered. Prerequisite(s): BIO 205 or equivalent with grade of C or higher and graduate standing.

BIO 511  Developmental Biology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Examines the morphological changes and the genetic and molecular pathways involved in animal embryonic development. Prerequisite(s): BIO 205 or equivalent with grade of C or higher and graduate standing.

BIO 516  Vertebrate Biology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Comparative anatomy, biological principles, and taxonomy of the vertebrates. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; BIO 205 and BIO 225, or equivalent, both with a grade of C or higher.

BIO 517  Medical Parasitology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to the major protozoal, helminth, and arthropod parasites of humans. Prerequisite(s): BIO 205 and BIO 225 or equivalent, both with grade of C or higher and graduate standing.

BIO 521  Immunology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Investigation of the cellular and molecular basis of the immune response. Methods in immunology as applied to various fields. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; BIO 390 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher.

BIO 530  Molecular Basis of Disease     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Investigation of the basic biological causes of human disease at molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. Prerequisite(s): BIO 205 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher and graduate standing.

BIO 541  Virology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Principles of virology that will focus on virus classifcation, various molecular aspects of virus replication, and pathogensis. Prerequisite(s): BIO 390 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher and graduate standing.

BIO 625  Graduate Internship in Biology     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Course Description: An extracurricular experience related to a biological career. Must contain a significant amount of independent thinking and problem solving. Course grades assigned on a credit/fail basis. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Prerequisities: Deparmantment approval and graduate standing.