Degrees and Certificates
Biological Sciences,Associate in Science
Scientific study of living things: Their fundamental processes, their unity and diversity, and connections to everyday lives. Areas of inquiry include cellular organization, metabolism and respiration, photosynthesis, and genetics from classic Mendelism to current biotechnologies. A minimum of 12 laboratory exercises support lecture topics and are designed to develop scientific inquiry and critical thinking.This course is equivalent to a college-paced Advanced Placement Biology course
This course introduces topics in more depth than BIOL105N, faster pace, higher expectation of application through projected-based learning environment to implement new methodology and critical thinking in and out of the laboratory. Topics covered include the chemical and physical basis of life, biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics with emphasis on replication, transcription, expression, structure as it links to function at cellular, individual, population, and community levels of organization and evolution. This course is designed for students pursuing careers in biological sciences, biotechnology or areas related to medicine, biomedical research.
This biology majors course introduces topics in more depth than BIOL106N, faster pace, and is an integrated lecture-lab experience that introduces the basic scientific principles of evolution; biological diversity of living things; population and community ecology; and conservation biology. This course provides students the opportunity to develop critical thinking utilizing current ecological topics and project-based laboratory experiences.
An introductory course centering on the structure and function of the human body with a concentration on normal anatomy with emphasis on system functions and interrelations between systems. This course is for the beginning student. A series of laboratory experiences are included to provide practical support for concepts presented in lecture.
This survey course covers basic facts and principles of nutrition. The course is designed for anyone interested in nutrition and how it relates to overall health and wellness. The course examines what role the nutrients serve in the body, their sources, and how the body absorbs and utilizes them. Other topics covered include energy balance, weight management, fitness, and nutrition throughout the life cycle.
Proof of successful completion with a C+ or higher and taken within five years of the first nursing course. Anatomy and Physiology I and Intro to Psychology, must be submitted by the nursing application deadline date.
This course focuses on the chemical and molecular organization of the human body and the complementarity of structure and physiological functions. Topics from chemistry of life to organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous are included with emphasis on physiology. Hands-on classroom and laboratory experiences augment lecture topics and including cytology, histology, physiological experimentation, study of human anatomical models, and dissection of appropriate specimens.
This course is a continuation of BIOL201N that focuses on understanding how the biochemistry of each system affects the function of the whole organism. Systems covered in this course include endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive. Other topics pertinent to overall homeostasis and survival, including: imbalances, nutrition, metabolism, acid/base and fluid/electrolyte balance and genetics. Hands on experiences and laboratories designed to augment learning, include cytology, histology, physiological experimentation both wet lab and computer-assisted, study of human anatomical models, and dissection of appropriate specimens. May provide independent research option.
This course introduces the principles and practices of medical microbiology intended nursing students. Topics include: the nature and behavior of microorganisms; principles of growth and reproduction of microorganisms; identification of microorganisms using staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; and the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis and control measures for microbial diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminthes. Students are required to complete an organism identification project.
This is a comprehensive study of the principles of microbiology. A brief survey of the history of the science and evolutionary taxonomy is given. Emphasis is placed on understanding the variety and differences among microbes, their metabolism, genetics, and their relationships as pathogens or probiotics to humans and activity in the environment. Also covered are molecular biology technologies, including genetic engineering, gene therapy, PCR genomics, and cloning. Laboratory study accompanies this course requiring successful completion of topic supportive exercises and of completing an unknown project where a mixed culture is given to each student for isolation and identification as partial requirement of the course. This course fulfills Biology major requirements.
The course covers factors that influence the distribution of organisms; populations and species interactions, such competition and predation; communities, their structure, dynamics, and the flow of energy; and ecosystems, their structure and dynamics, and particularly the effects of changing climate. Also covered are the role of evolution and human impact, including effects of harvesting, pesticides, invasive species, and restoration ecology. This one-semester course is geared toward preparing students for upper division courses in biology and related fields. Laboratory investigation will involve some field-study techniques and support topics discussed in class.
UNH Transfer Preference
This course covers chemical structure of genetic material, Mendelism, gene recombination, and chromosome mapping, mutation, gene expression and regulation, and recombinant DNA. Quantitative inheritance and population genetics utilizing bioinformatics for class project. Laboratory: Hands-on experience with some of the important organisms used for research in genetics (Drosophila, E coli, yeast, C. elegans, and plants). Investigation of fundamental genetic concepts in the laboratory, experience with transmission and molecular genetic techniques, introduction to bioinformatics, and analysis and interpretation of data.
UNH Transfer Preference
BIOL205N, BIOL207N and BIOL202N will satisfy this requirement
Advanced Topics in Biology will rotate through different upper-level science courses per semester, and may include endocrinology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, or other topics. This course is designed to increase students' scientific knowledge, hone organizational techniques, advance analytical reasoning and enhance critical thinking skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply basic theories and skills learned in their previous science courses to collect data from scientific databases, assess quality of the cited research, and design analytic rubrics while learning the more in-depth language and content of an upper-level course. In addition to classroom instruction, students will work individually under the supervising faculty member to synthesize information from various current sources with their theoretical knowledge into a final project paper. Laboratory experiences may be added to increase student understanding of the scientific techniques being used in current literature. Students may be asked to present their research to the college community. Laboratory: Any laboratory experience will be project-based and not research based. Emphasis will be on development of technical skills, understanding results from new techniques and applying previous knowledge to problem-solving.