Suggested Science Electives

Incoming students who wish to pursue a D.D.S. are encouraged to include some of the following electives in their class schedule:

ANAT 3001: Elementary Anatomy

[3 - 4 credits (3cr. in fall without lab, option of 4 cr. in spring to include the lab). prereq SP - Sophomore status, completed Biol 1009 or equivalent].

Survey of human anatomy, including histology, gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, with physiological relations.

Biol 4004: Cell Biology

(3.0 cr; prereq Biol/BioC 3021 or BioC 5331, Biol 4003 or BioC 4332)

Processes fundamental to cells emphasizing eukaryotic cells. Assembly and function of membranes and organelles. Cell division, cell form and movement, intercellular communication, transport, and secretion pathways. Some discussion of specialized cells including cancer cells and differentiated cells.

GCD 4111: Histology: Cell & Tissue Organization 

(4.0 cr; prereq Biol 4004 or #)

Structure and functions of vertebrate tissues and organs. Lectures combine electron microscopy, light microscopy, physiology, and cell biology of higher animals. Labs concentrate on light microscopy of mammalian tissues.

MICB 3301: Biology of Microorganisms

(5.0 cr; prereq =2032, =Biol 2032, =Biol 3301, =VPB 2032; [&Biol 1002, &Chem 2302] or [&Biol 1009, [&Biol 3021 or &Bioc 3021]]; A-F only)

Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology of microbes. Molecular structure in relation to bacterial function/disease. Includes lab.

Biol 2032: General Microbiology with Laboratory

(4.0 cr; prereq =3301, =MicB 2032, =MicB 3301, =VPB 2032; [1002 or 1009], Chem 1022; intended primarily for non-microbiology majors)

Fundamental principles of microbiology; bacterial metabolism, growth, and genetics; biology of viruses and fungi; control of microorganisms; host-microbe interactions; microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology. Includes lab.

Phsl 3051: Human Physiology

(4.0 cr; prereq 1 yr college biol, 1 yr college chem)

For pre-allied health sciences majors. How major organ systems function (nerve, muscle, circulation, respiration, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, temperature regulation and energy metabolism). Fall offering emphasizes independent learning using e-mail extensively for information exchange between students and faculty. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab.

Biol 4003: Genetics

(3.0 cr; prereq Biol/BioC 3021 or BioC 4331)

Introduction to the nature of genetic information, its transmission from parent to offspring, its expression in cells and organisms, and its course in populations. F; S

MicB 4131: Immunology

(3.0 cr; prereq MicB/VPB 2022 or Biol/MicB/VPB 2032 or Biol/MicB 3301; Biol/BioC 3021 or BioC 4331)

Molecular, genetic, and cellular bases for humoral and cell-mediated immunity; innate immunity; antigen recognition by B and T lymphocytes; interactions between lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system; cytokines; immunoregulation; key aspects of clinical immunology. F; S

Nsci 3101: Introduction to Neuroscience I: From Molecules to Madness

(3.0 cr; prereq =Biol 3101, =Phsl 3101; BioC 3021 or & BioC 3021 or Biol 3021 or &Biol 3021 or BioC 4331 or & BioC 4331; A-F only)

Basic principles of cellular/molecular neurobiology and nervous systems.

Nsci 3102W: Introduction to Neuroscience II: Biological Basis of Behavior

(3.0 cr; prereq =Phsl 3102, =Biol 3102, =Biol 3102W; Biol 3101 or NSc 3101 or Phsl 3101; A-F only)

Organization of neural systems/ subsystems underlying sensory/motor aspects of behavior. Writing intensive.

ArtS 1101: Drawing

(4cr) Introduction to fundamental principles and processes of drawing; exploration of various drawing media. Work form still life, nature, the life model and imagination.

Phar 1002: Health Sciences Terminology

(2 cr) Introductory course using the prefixes, suffixes, and roots of words as an aid in learning the descriptive vocabulary used in the health sciences.

Phar 5201: Health Sciences Applied Terminology

(2 cr) Advanced course that assumes a basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Will expand you medical vocabulary, learn about health care fields, and decipher the medical record.

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