Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 526  Topics In Biology  (3 Credits)  

Topics in Biology (3) Discussion of published papers covering a broad spectrum of biological disciplines. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology, chemistry or toxicology).

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 527  Adv Plant Physiology  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Plant Physiology (3) Consideration of the chemistry and biochemistry of plant growth and development with emphasis on growth regulators, plant mineral nutrition, nitrogen-fixation, photosynthesis and photoperiodism. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology, chemistry or toxicology).

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 528  Hist Of Sciences  (2 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 534  Entomology  (3 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 534L  Entomology Lab  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 623  Neurobiology  (3 Credits)  

Neurobiology (3) Structure and function of the brain and of the nervous system as a whole with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms. Lectures, discussion, student reports. Three (3) hours of lecture per week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 631  Diagnostic Bacteriology  (3 Credits)  

Diagnostic Bacteriology (3) Fundamental training in isolation and identification of microorganisms obtained from a clinical laboratory specimen. One (1) hour of lecture per week and two (2) three-hour laboratory classes. (Prerequisite: BIOL 347)

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 347)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 631L  Diag Bact Lab  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 636  Endocrinology  (3 Credits)  

Endocrinology (3) Through lectures and discussions an examination of the glands of internal secretion with special reference to humans. Three (3) hours of lecture per week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 645  Animals In Biomed Research  (4 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 645L  Animals Biomed Res Lab  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 647  Experimental Biology  (4 Credits)  

Experimental Biology I (4) Current topics in biological research utilizing published literature as lecture material and as the basis for student presentations and experimentation. One (1) hour of lecture and four (4) hours of laboratory a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology.)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 647L  Experimental Biol Lab  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 648  Experimental Biology  (4 Credits)  

Experimental Biology II (4) A continuation of Biology 647, emphasizing the application of modern biological, chemical and physical methods to the study of the biological sciences. One (1) hour of lecture and four (4) hours of laboratory a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 648L  Experimental Biol Lab  (0 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 650  Enzymology  (3 Credits)  

Enzymology (3) A study of enzyme classification, structure, kinetic models, rapid and relaxation kinetics for complex enzyme mechanisms. Three (3) hours of lecture. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 710  Microbial Genetics  (3 Credits)  

Microbial Genetics (3) An examination of the nature, expression and regulation of the genetic process in microorganisms. Three (3) hours of lecture a week; (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology).

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 712  Biosynthetic Mech  (3 Credits)  

Biosynthetic Mechanisms (3) Molecular processes involved in the DNA function, biosynthesis replication, translation, transcription; biochemical mechanisms in RNA synthesis and protein biosynthesis. Molecular aspects of evolution and carcinogenesis. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 715  Advanced Human Genetics  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Human Genetics (3) Comprehensive treatment of various normal aspects of human heredity as well as those aspects due to abnormal inheritance causing malfunctioning in metabolism. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 725  Biochemical Ecology  (3 Credits)  

Biochemical Ecology (3) An advanced in depth biochemical study of structure and function of ecosystems and of their changes due to natural and anthropogenic causes. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology, chemistry, or toxicology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 735  Tech in Electron Microscopy  (4 Credits)  

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 775  Bio-Organic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  

Bio-Organic Chemistry (3) A comprehensive treatment of the structure and function of various organic compounds occurring in living organisms. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology, chemistry, or toxicology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 777  Biophysics  (3 Credits)  

Biophysics (3) A comprehensive treatment of the concepts in physics and physical chemistry as applicable to biological systems. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology or chemistry)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 785  Adv Plant Physic & Biochem  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Plant Physiology and Plant Biochemistry (3) An indepth treatment of photosynthesis, photoperiodism, nitrogen-fixation and plant molecular biology. Three (3) hours of lecture a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 795  Graduate Biology Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Graduate Biology Seminar (3) Review and indepth critical discussion of current published papers in selected areas of biological and biochemical sciences. Three (3) hours of presentation a week. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in biology, chemistry, or toxicology)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 861  Research Problems I  (3 Credits)  

Research Problems (3) An individual investigation of a specific research problem in biological sciences through literature search and laboratory experimentation. Consent of the Department. Supervised by members of the Graduate Faculty.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology

BIOL 862  Research Problems II  (3 Credits)  

Research Problems II (3) A continuation of BIOL 861. Required of all candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Biology. An individual investigation of a specific research problem in biological sciences through literature search and laboratory experimentation. Consent of the Department. Supervised by members of the Graduate Faculty. (Prerequisite: BIOL 861).

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 861)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Department of Biology