Welcome to Introductory Biology 151/153-152

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Introductory Biology (Biology/Botany/Zoology 151-152) is a two-semester, 10-credit sequence for students majoring in the biological sciences.

    • Biology/Botany/Zoology 151 and Zoology 153* address concepts in cellular and molecular biology, genetics and mammalian anatomy and physiology.

    • Biology/Botany/Zoology 152 addresses concepts in evolution and diversity of organisms, plant anatomy and physiology, and ecology.

The mission of Introductory Biology is to provide students with not only biological knowledge, but the skills to responsibly utilize and integrate that knowledge in new and complex ways in order to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

*Zoology 153 is a one-semester course designed for majors in selected engineering disciplines. Its primary focus is to expose students to basic biological concepts and scientific thought processes. 153 is comprised of the lecture (3 hrs/week) and discussion (one section/week) portions of 151 without the laboratory portion. Some engineering majors, e.g. Biomedical Engineering may be better served by taking 151 which includes the 3 hour/week lab.