Required Courses – Bioscience

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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BIOL 1230 - Biology 1

This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take both READ-0080 and WRIT-0090 or take ENGL-0040. Also take MATH0074 (minimum grade of C- required for all) OR qualifying placement test scores.

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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BIOL 1231 - Biology 2

This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 Biology I. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-1230

BIOL 1550 - Microbiology for Health Professionals

This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control.

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-1550L

BIOS 1010 - Introduction to Bioscience Lab Technique

Introduction to Bioscience Lab Techniques is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students develop basic laboratory skills by the examination of the various instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. It will begin with general safety procedures utilized in every lab, and cover more specific issues relating to certain analytical protocol. Critical thinking and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry will begin in this course and continue throughout the program. Through reading assignments, laboratory work, and workplace experiences, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology.

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS-1010L

Required Prerequisite(s): READ-0080 and WRIT-0090 or take ENGL-0040; also take MATH-0074 (minimum grade of C- required for all); OR qualifying placement test scores.

BIOS 1030 - Environmental Science

Environmental Biotechnology is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of environmental biotechnology. Students develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the industry. Topics covered will include environmental pollution monitoring, sewage treatment including domestic, agricultural, and industrial waste, bioremediation, biofuels, other clean biotechnology techniques, laboratory work, and workplace experiences via off-site tours.

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS-1030L

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOL-1230, BIOS-1010

BIOS 1210 - Histology

This course is designed for students who are interested in medicine and human or animal biology. The goal of this course is to introduce students to tissues that make up organs and the basic design of each of the major organs. Students will identify tissues using photographs, microscope slides, photographic slides, videotapes, and the internet (histology sites). In addition, fundamental histological techniques important to the preparation of microscope slides will be included in this course. Students will learn how to prepare tissues, embed tissues, use a microtome, and stain differentially as an aid to the identification of tissues. Finally, students will prepare slides of various tissues.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1010;

BIOS 2410 - Advance Bioscience Techniques

This course will focus on Molecular Biology and will examine the advanced instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. The course will include a comprehensive review of advanced bioscience laboratory techniques utilized in the field today to include indications, process, advantages, disadvantages, analytical protocols, and performing specific laboratory techniques. Students will complete a semester long research project using a model organism which will encompass some of the major molecular biology techniques. Students will then write up results in the form of a scientific publication.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1010.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take CHEM-1210.

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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BIOS 2440 - Introduction to Agricultural Science

This course is required for all students in the Bioscience Program. The course will provide an overview of methods and applications of modern agricultural biotechnology. Molecular techniques specific to genetic-engineering and their analysis will be discussed in this course. It is based on lectures, research and lab. This course contains five parts: the basic science of gene and gene manipulation; valuable genes for agricultural biology, applications of molecular technologies to plant, animal and nutritional scientific research. We will address the ethical, legal and social implications of advances in biotechnology. We will discuss governmental regulation of food, drugs, and biotechnology itself. Biotechnology has been used in food production for thousands of years (e.g. brewing, yogurt, pickling, etc.). The new biotechnology has a high potential in food production and processing. This course will cover the applications of new biotechnology in food production or processing.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1010 BIOL-1230;

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOL-1231

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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BIOS 2530 - Genetics

During this course we will discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-2410

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOS-2590

4 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 4 Lab Hours
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BIOS 2550 - Pharmaceutical & Toxicology Bioscience

This course is intended to give students an overview of basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicology concepts and methods. The overall organization of the course is grouped into three sections: Part I (Introduction), Part II (Methodologies), and Part III (Analysis). Parts I and II comprise approximately one-half the course and Part III the remaining half. This course is based on lectures, labs, and project assignments, and is to help the student (1) understand the various techniques in biotechnology, their applications in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, and biomedical research; (2) gain knowledge in some of the physicochemical properties, pharmacology and the formulation of commonly used biopharmaceuticals; and (3) understand the principles of the mechanism of some biotechnologically derived diagnostic aids/tests.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-2410, CHEM-1210;

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS-2530

2 Credits | 1 Seminar Hours | 7 Practicum Hours
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BIOS 2590 - Bioscience Internship/Seminar

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience within the bioscience field. This course involves placement of the student in an actual work environment that will integrate the student’s knowledge and laboratory skills acquired within the core coursework of the bioscience program. The student will complete 105 hours of practicum experience at the placement site for 12 weeks. This work experience provides the foundation for developing the student into a competent bioscience laboratory technician. As part of this course the student will return to campus and attend a seminar offered concurrently with the practicum learning. The purpose of the seminar is to critique the experiences of the student in the facility. Specifically, the seminar will focus on professionalism, understanding of the work setting, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to obtaining a position as a bio-technician.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-2410

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take BIOS-2530

5 Credits | 4 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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CHEM 1210 - Chemistry I

This is the first semester of chemistry for science majors or pre-professional students. A quantitative introduction to dimensional analysis with significant figures, atomic structure, the molecule, principles of ionic bonding, stoichiometry, chemical solutions, thermochemistry, classification of elements including periodicity, electron configuration, gases, liquids, and solids. Student will be exposed to applications of chemistry in society. (TAG# OSC008; If combined with CHEM1220 TAG# OSC023)

Required Prerequisite(s): High School Chemistry (minimum of C- required) -AND- MATH 1110 (minimum of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

HLST 1010 - CPR/First Aid

A practical course in the care and handling of victims of common emergencies; i.e., transportation and household accidents, climate related emergencies. Areas include basic life support, victim assessment, shock, bleeding, bandaging, splinting, burns, poisoning, medical emergencies, rescue and moving victims, triage. Students will receive both Basic Life Support for Heath Care Provider (CPR & AED) and Heart saver First Aid (Adult First Aid/Environmental Emergencies) cards from the American Heart Association.

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer’s Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

ELECTIVES

There is also 1 elective course required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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