Biological Sciences Courses Taught at the Gulf Park Campus (Long Beach, MS)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BSC)

Courses that may not be counted toward a major in Biological Sciences:

103. Biology and Society. 3 hrs. Concepts and methods of biological science and their relationship to human affairs. Satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (Category IV); cannot be taken in combination with BSC 110 or 111 to meet the general education curriculum requirement

103L. Biology and Society Laboratory. 1 hr

107. Human Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 103 and BSC 103L strongly recommended. Basic concepts, principles and processes in human biology, including consideration of social, moral and ethical issues and concerns

107L. Human Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 107

392. Pre-Professional Externship. 1 hr. Prerequisite: 30 hrs. pre-professional courses. Externship with a health-care provider in collaboration with the Pre-Professional Office. A non-majors course. May be repeated once.

399. MCAT Preparation. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: minimum GPA 3.2; BSC 110/L, 111/L; CHE 106/L, 107/L, 255/L, 256/L; PHY 111/L, 112/L; ENG 101, 102; two MCAT courses. Overview of the computerized MCAT & strategies for success.

Courses which may be counted toward a major in Biological Sciences:

110. Principles of Biological Science I. 3 hrs. Introduction to biological science, emphasizing cellular organization, genetics, ecology and evolution; satisfies the general education requirement for laboratory science; cannot be taken in combination with BSC 103 to meet the general education curriculum requirement (CC 1133)

110L. Principles of Biological Science I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 110

111. Principles of Biological Science II. 3 hrs. Introduction to biological science, emphasizing diversity, organisms and organ systems; satisfies the general education requirement for laboratory science; cannot be taken in combination with BSC 103 to meet the general education curriculum requirement (CC 1141)

111L. Principles of Biological Science II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 111

197. First Year Foundations. 1 hr. Introduction to higher education for students in the biological sciences including use of University resources for academic success, resume development, and career strategies.

201. General Zoology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Systematics, functional morphology and ecological relationships of animal phyla (CC 2414)

201L. General Zoology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 201

226. General Botany. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Systematics, structure, physiology, growth and development of plants (CC 1313, 1314)

226L. General Botany Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 226

250. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3 hrs. Cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, immune, respiratory and circulatory systems; satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (CC 1513, 2513, 1514, 2514)

250L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 250 (CC 1511, 2511)

251. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 3 hrs. Nutrition and metabolism; gastrointestinal, nervous, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems; satisfies General Education Curriculum requirements for laboratory sciences (CC 1523, 2523, 1524, 2524)

251L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 251 (CC 1521, 2521)

305. Evolution. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent; BSC 370 recommended. A comprehensive treatment of evolutionary theory

340. Introductory Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or comparable courses, or permission of the instructor. Fundamental principles of ecology and exploration of environmental issues

360. Cell Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L, CHE 107/L; organic chemistry recommended

361. Comparative Anatomy. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110 and 111 or equivalent. Comparative anatomy and functional morphology of the vertebrates, with a phylogenetic perspective

361L. Comparative Anatomy Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 361

370. Genetics. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, CHE 106/L; one semester of organic chemistry recommended. The fundamental principles of heredity

380. General Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, CHE 106/L or equivalent. Current concepts in microbiology, including microbial structure and function, physiology, genetics, ecology and role in disease

380L. General Microbiology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 380

381. Microorganisms in Health and Disease. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L or BSC 107/L. A study of microorganisms of public significance for nursing students

381L. Microorganisms in Health and Disease Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 381

382. Microbial Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 380/L, CHE 106/L. The study of the relationship between microorganisms and their biotic and abiotic environments

406. Biogeography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L; GHY 325 or BSC 340. Study of plant and animal distributions and human impact on distributions from a geographic, geological and biological perspective

407. Biology of Vertebrates. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L. Ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation of vertebrate animals; field trips when possible

407L. Biology of Vertebrates Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 407

408. Invertebrate Zoology I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 201/L. Functional morphology, systematics and life histories of the phylum Porifera through the minor protostomes

408L. Invertebrate Zoology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 408

410. Human Parasitology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 201/L. Life histories, medical significance, and diagnosis of helminths and protozoa parasitic in man

410L. Human Parasitology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 410

440. Ecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L and 111/L, or consent of instructor. The study of the relationships of organisms to their environment and to each other

440L. Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 440

445. Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, 201/L. Marine biological regimes and the influence of geological, physical and chemical oceanographic factors (WI)

445L. Marine Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 445

450. Comparative Animal Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. Organismic function and the adaptations which characterize major animal groups

451. Human Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. The functions of mammalian systems; interrelationships and regulation are emphasized

455. Animal Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L. Classical and current concepts of animal behavior, including individual and social behavioral patterns

455L. Animal Behavior Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BSC 455. Experimental and observational techniques in behavior.

461. Histology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology. Microscopic anatomy of mammalian organ systems

461L. Histology Laboratory. Corequisite for BSC 461; no separate credit given for the laboratory

469. Developmental Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L; BSC 360 recommended. A comprehensive survey of the experimental, genetic and molecular analysis of processes that occur during the development of complex organisms

469L. Developmental Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. Integrates molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and embryology to understand the mechanisms by which diverse multicellular organisms arise from single cells.

486. Immunology and Serology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 110/L, 111/L, CHE 106/L, 107/L. A study of the cellular, chemical and genetic mechanisms of the immune response

488. Food Microbiology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 380/L. Microorganisms affiliated with the preparation, spoilage, pathogenicity and sanitation of foods

488L. Food Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 488

492. Special Problems I, II, III. 1-6 hrs. A course in library or laboratory research selected in consultation with the adviser (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in BSC 492H)

495. Application of Basic Concepts for Secondary School. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program and permission of instructor. Techniques and methods in teaching biology integrating the implications of science, technology.  

495L. Application of Basic Concepts for Secondary School Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 495. Laboratory experiments and field experiences in secondary school biology teaching

497. Senior Practicum. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Advanced senior standing and permission of instructor. Exercises and experiences to evaluate and develop or improve selected key professional skills (All Biological Sciences majors must register for this course during their last academic year semester before graduation. BSC licensure majors take BSC 495/L instead