Pre-Health Sciences

Foundational Courses

This course covers the basics of cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, reproduction, structure and function of plants and animals with lab work that covers descriptive and experimental aspects of the lecture topics.

Continues the discussion of topics in BIO101 both in lecture and laboratory of BIO 101

A general chemistry course covering matter and measurement, molecules and structure, reaction types, stoichiometry, the mole, electronic structure of atoms, molecular geometry, nomenclature and states of matter. Lab work is designed to illustrate the basic principles of chemistry in conjunction with lectures

A continuation of the basic topics covered in CHY 101

This course is designed to provide the bridge between algebra and calculus. Topics covered include families of graphs, logarithms, trigonometric functions, systems of equations and inequalities, basic derivatives, and analytic geometry

Introduction of the fundamental ideas of differential and integral calculus of single variable functions including limits and continuity, derivatives, chain rule, critical points, asymptotes, fundamental theorem, L'Hopital's rule, definite integrals, and polar coordinates 

Continues building on the foundation established in MAT202 — additional topics may be convergence test, Taylor series, parametric equations, vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, functions of more than 1 variable, and partial derivatives

An introduction to the physical and cultural phenomena of the earth stressing spatial distribution, the earth-sun relationship, land forms, weather and climate, and natural types of vegetation and soils

Science Concentration Courses

This course covers basic topics of physics such as Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat, vibration, electricity and magnetism, and light and sound. The lab work is designed to demonstrate each of these principles

A calculus based continuation of PHY101 covering motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, and oscillatory behavior

Explores the biophysics of signaling and movement at the molecular level and introduces mathematical modeling. Diffusion, membrane potentials, ion channels, synapses, action potentials, and neural coding will all be discussed

An introduction to organic chemistry focusing on the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Substitution and elimination reactions, chemistry of the carbonyl group, and chemistry of aromatic compounds are covered in lecture and in laboratory work

Lecture and lab focus on the methods used to identify organic compounds, organic stereochemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, and methods used for the synthesis of organic compounds

Study of methods and instrumentation used in chemical analysis — titration, extraction, chromatography, spectrometry, buffers, electrochemistry, and kinetic methods

This course develops an understanding of the key concepts including cell structure and molecular mechanisms. Topics include gene regulation, genomics, protein synthesis, cell cycle control, and protein degradation in eukaryotic cells

This course builds on the foundation of BIO201 with a more in depth look at the topics of the first semester

In depth coverage of endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive, urinary, lymphatic, respiratory and immune systems. Also comprehensive coverage of muscular and skeletal structure and function of cells, tissues, and the nervous system

This course surveys the principles of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms and disease. Identification and control of pathogens, disease transmission, host resistance, and immunity are some of the lecture topics

Stages of vertebrate development, plant development, morphogenesis, cell differentiation, organogenesis, nervous system development, and evolution are some topics of discussion

Covers principles of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell genetics. Topics include molecular basis of hereditary, chromosome structure, patterns of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, evolution, and biotechnical applications

This course is a survey of the structure and function of biological molecules including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, enzymology, hormones, vitamins, metabolic pathways, and biotransformations

Covers the basic concepts of statistics including data analysis, correlation and regression, basic probability, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals for means

Includes the study of vectors in the plane and space, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, inner products, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Topics include first order equations, mathematical models, linear equations of the second order, LaPlace transforms, numerical methods, and nonlinear systems and phase plane analysis