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The courses in biological science are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, animal husbandry, zoology, physiology, anatomy, pathology, forensic science, biotechnology, mortuary science, botany, microbiology, pharmacology or science education. Biological science courses also are an important part of various health related programs. A student who is interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree should consult a MPCC advisor and the transfer guide and catalog of the four-year institution.
BIOS 1010 & 1011 - General Biology and Lab Examination of fundamental principles of plant and animal biology, including cell biology, genetics, development, structure and function, diversity, and ecology. Designed for non-biology and bioscience majors.
BIOS 1060 - Birds of Nebraska A survey of general avian biology, ecology, and systematic. Emphasis will be on natural history and identification of Nebraska species. Field trips required.
BIOS 1090 & 1091 - General Botany and Lab A basic study of plants and plant-like organisms, including topics such as anatomy, physiology, growth, reproduction, morphology, taxonomy, genetics, and evolution. Leads to an understanding of economic importance and relationships to the environment.
BIOS 1100 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology A basic study of the human body systems and their respective unctions. Designed for medical office students and those students that need a beginning course in the subject. Non-lab course.
BIOS 1110 & 1111 - Microbiology and Lab An introductory study of the morphology, physiology, growth, and reproduction of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria.
BIOS 1120 & 1121 - Introduction to Zoology and Lab A survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on broad zoological principles. The evolution, distribution, ecology and current importance of major animal groups and animal-like organisms will be studied.
BIOS 1200 – Ecology/Environment An introductory analysis of the fundamental principles of environmental science - including natural resources, the scientific method, pressures on the global environment and concepts of sustainability and sustainable development.
BIOS 1210 - Ecology/Environment w/Lab An introductory analysis of the fundamental principles of environmental science - including natural resources, the scientific method, pressures on the global environment and concepts of sustainability and ustainable development.
BIOS 1400 - Introduction to Nutrition Principles of nutritional science with regard to the functions of various nutrients in the human body and the special nutrient requirements of individuals based on age, sex, occupation, and condition of health. Recommended for pre-nursing, physical education, and family and consumer science emphases.
BIOS 1600 - Current Issues in Biology This course reflects issues discussed in the current world of science. The topics may cover Cancer, Biological Terrorism, HIV-AIDS, merging Infectious Diseases, Stem Cells, Alzheimer’s and the Human Genome. Topic study will reflect the scientific and historical basis, the current status and the affect on society.
BIOS 2120 - Genetics An introductory analysis of the fundamental principles of heredity including Mendelian inheritance, mutations, and applied genetics.
BIOS 2140 & 2141 – Genetics and Lab An introductory analysis of the fundamental principles of heredity including Mendelian inheritance, mutations, and applied genetics.
BIOS 2250 & 2251 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab A study of the anatomical and physiological processes of the systems comprising the human body. Subject matter includes the structure and function of cells and tissues of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.
BIOS 2260 & 2261 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab A continued study of the physiological processes of the human body; areas emphasized will be the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems.
BIOS 2300 & 2301 - Introduction to Biotechnology I and Lab Examination of fundamental principles of biotechnology including biotechnology developments past and present, cellular organization, measurements and solution preparation, DNA structure and function, sources of DNA, Polymerase Chain Reaction and Gel Electrophoresis.
BIOS 2310 & 2311 - Introduction to Biotechnology II and Lab Examination of fundamental principles of biotechnology including biotechnology developments past and present, advanced protein studies, and producing recombinant DNA.