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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Biology Courses

Biology (BIO) courses

  • BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators

    Prerequisite: open only to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education majors. General Education Course (Focus on Life Sciences).

    An introduction to the unifying principles of biology and the processes of scientific investigation using an inquiry approach. Laboratory experiences model inquiry teaching methods appropriate for use in early childhood, elementary, and middle school science lessons. Cannot count towards a major or minor in biology. Students receiving credit towards graduation for BIO 100 cannot also receive credit for BIO 101 or BIO 111. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 101 Biology in Your World

    General Education Course (Focus on Life Sciences).

    A non-laboratory course that can fulfill the General Education requirement in the Life Sciences. Organisms are studied from their behavioral, ecological, heredity and evolutionary perspectives. Topics include examination of the human body in health and disease; the relevance of biology to contemporary issues in human society; an introduction to environmental science and ecology with emphasis on the interrelationships of living and nonliving things in ecosystems and how disruptions of these relationships result in environmental problems. Cannot count towards a biology major or minor. Students receiving credit towards graduation for BIO 101 and/or BIO 111 cannot also receive credit for BIO 100.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science

    General Education Course (Natural World).

    Unifying principles of biology from the molecular level through ecosystems. Includes laboratory experience. Does not count for credit towards major or minor in biology. Students receive credit towards graduation for only one of BIO 100, 101, or 102. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 111 Understanding Biological Systems Through Inquiry

    Prerequisite: BIO 101 or concurrent enrollment. General Education Course (Focus on Life Sciences).

    A laboratory course that partially fulfills the general education requirement in the Life Sciences. Organisms are studied from their physiological, behavioral, ecological, hereditary, and evolutionary perspectives. Students will develop skills of gathering information about science, reasoning scientifically from that information and synthesizing responses to questions based upon that information in order to explain biological phenomena. Cannot count towards a biology major or minor. Students receiving credit towards graduation for BIO 101 and/or BIO 111 cannot also receive credit for BIO 100.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 121 General Biology I

    Prerequisite: eligibility for both ENG 110 and MTH 135. General Education Course (Focus on Life Sciences).

    First half of 2-semester introductory biology sequence for biology majors and minors. Introduction to the concepts of biological structure and function at the molecular and cellular level, genetics, and evolution. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take BIO 122. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 122 General Biology II

    Prerequisite: eligibility for both ENG 110 and MTH 135.

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 121. Second half of two-semester introductory biology sequence for biology majors and minors. Introduction to the biology of organisms including evolutionary history, diversity, structure, and function of major taxa; and ecology. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take BIO 235, BIO 320, or BIO 369.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 197 Selected Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Course devoted to a biologic topic of current interest. Provided the topics are different, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 hours. Credit for this course cannot be applied to the minimum requirements of a major or minor in biology, or the general education (Focus on Life Sciences) requirement. Supplemental course fee (variable by section).

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 205 Life Science for Middle School

    Prerequisite: BIO 100 or BIO 102.

    Processes of science using the inquiry approach with reference to society, technology, and decision-making. Content covers cellular biology, plant and animal structure and function, ecology and environmental biology. Does not count for credit towards major or minor in biology.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology

    Prerequisite: CHM 116 and 117 or CHM 160; and 4 hours of BIO or BMS courses.

    Public health aspects of microbiology, particularly causes and control of infectious diseases, immunology, sterilization and disinfection, and food and water bacteriology. A student who takes BIO 210 and BIO 310 receives credit toward graduation only for BIO 310. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 215 Introduction to the Diversity of Life

    Prerequisite: 4 hours of biology.

    Introduction to the diversity in structure and function of protists, fungi, plants and animals. This course is designed for BSEd students and does not count toward a BA or BS in Biology.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 235 Principles of Genetics

    Prerequisite: BIO 121 or BMS 110; and BIO 122 and MTH 135 or higher.

    An introduction to basic concepts of molecular and Mendelian genetics and an inquiry into the basic processes of evolution. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 277 Marine Science II: Marine Biology

    Prerequisite: 8 hours biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 278.

    A general introduction to marine biology with emphasis on local fauna and flora. Recommended for students considering a career in any phase of Oceanography. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 278 Marine Science II: Marine Biology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 277.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 277. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 300 Service Learning in Biology

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and permission, and concurrent registration in a Biology course designated as a service learning offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in biology to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; students should investigate possible placements, available through the Biology Department and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office, prior to registration. May be repeated. A total maximum of 3 hours from any combination of BIO 300, 399, and 499 credit may be counted towards the major. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 310 Microbiology

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in BIO 235 or BMS 230 or BMS 231; and "C-" or better in CHM 116 and 117 or CHM 160.

    Fundamental principles of microbiology; development of sound laboratory skills. A student who takes BIO 210 and BIO 310 receives credit toward graduation only for BIO 310. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 320 Introduction to Cellular Biology

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in BIO 235 or BMS 230; and "C-" or better in [CHM 201 and 202] or CHM 342.

    Introduction to the structure and function of cells with an emphasis on eukaryotes. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy

    Prerequisite: BIO 122.

    Basic systematic principles, including the naming, classification, diversity, and evolution of angiosperms. Laboratory emphasis is on vegetative and reproductive morphology, use of taxonomic keys, and identification of common families and species of the local flora.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 339 Identification of Woody Plants

    Prerequisite: BIO 122.

    A field course emphasizing the identification of woody plants (including some ornamentals) of the Interior Highlands of North America. Some consideration of forest communities and their distribution will also be included. Some Saturday field trips scheduled.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 355 Developmental Biology

    Prerequisite: BIO 235.

    An introduction to mechanistic embryology of selected vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant model systems. Lecture emphasis on fertilization, morphogenesis, cell surface roles in morphogenesis, cell motility, organo-genesis, metamorphosis, regeneration, and neoplasia as a developmental system. Laboratory emphasis on the normal ontogenetic development of live animal and plant systems and the experimental modification of these systems. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 355 and BIO 755. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 361 General Physiology

    Prerequisite: "C-" or better in BIO 235.

    A study in animal biology that emphasizes the functional features of whole organisms including physiological regulations. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take BMS 363. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 369 General Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 122 and MTH 135 or higher.

    Introduction to the basic concepts of ecology. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 370 Invertebrate Zoology

    Prerequisite: BIO 121 and BIO 122.

    Biological principles exemplified by study of functional morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of invertebrate phyla. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 371 Introduction to Entomology

    Prerequisite: BIO 121 and BIO 122.

    Introduction to insect structure and function with emphasis on comparative morphology, physiology, life history, behavior, and ecology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 373 Principles of Wildlife Management

    Prerequisite: BIO 122.

    This course considers ecological principles, conservation, and management policies for wild animals and habitats. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 380 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

    Prerequisite: BIO 121 and BIO 122.

    Vertebrate gross anatomy. Phylogeny and present status of organ systems of vertebrates. Shark, mud puppy and cat serve as principal sources for laboratory exercises. May be taught concurrently with BIO 680. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 380 and BIO 680. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 398 Laboratory Internship in Biology

    Prerequisite: BSEd major in Biology Education, BIO 310 and BIO 369, and permission of instructor.

    This course provides the opportunity to earn academic credit through supervised laboratory preparation and teaching. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 399 Cooperative Education in Biology

    Prerequisite: acceptance into Cooperative Education Program and permission of department head.

    This course provides the opportunity to earn academic credit integrated with a supervised work experience. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students will complete a work-related independent study project. This is a variable content course that may be repeated to a total of 6 semester hours. A maximum of 3 hours from any combination of BIO 300, 399 and 499 may be counted towards the biology major. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 436 Plant Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 369. The dynamics, structure, and distribution of plant populations and communities, with emphasis on interactions among plants, plants and other organisms, and plants and ecosystems. Laboratory emphasis on experimental studies in the greenhouse and field. Weekend field trip is required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 636. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 436 and BIO 636.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 485 Marine Conservation

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 102 or BIO 122. An overview of current issues related to the conservation and management of marine organisms, with emphasis on marine species and habitats exploited or endangered by human actions. May be taught concurrently with BIO 685. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 485 and 685. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 494 Senior Seminar

    Prerequisite: 90 hours and biology major.

    Current issues in the biological sciences will be discussed and information on post-graduate opportunities for biology majors will be presented. Successful completion of the Major Field Achievement Test will be required. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 498 Honors Senior Project

    Prerequisite: student must be a biology major and have junior standing and be a member of the Honors College and permission of instructor.

    The content of the project is determined by the honors student in consultation with a faculty member serving as project advisor and approved by the HC dean. The project can be started no earlier than the first semester of the junior year and must be completed before graduation. May be repeated to a total of 9 hours. A maximum of 3 hours may be counted toward the major in biology. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 499 Special Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: Biology major with a minimum of a 3.00 GPA; and 20 hours in Biology courses; and permission of instructor.

    Outstanding students obtain additional experience through independent study. May be repeated to a total of 3 credit hours. A maximum of 3 hours from any combination of BIO 300, 399 and 499 may be counted towards the major. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 501 Natural History Museum Techniques

    Techniques in the development of natural history museum displays including making models, design of displays, writing educational text, and other techniques. Course will be taught off-site at the Bull Shoals Field Station and Chase Studio. May be taught concurrently with BIO 601. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 501 and BIO 601. Identical with MST 501. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 501 and MST 501. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 505 Human Nature

    Prerequisite: BIO 235 or BMS 230 or BMS 231; and PSY 121.

    A survey of current biological research on the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive dimensions of human biology. This course emphasizes the evolution and function of human social behaviors and value systems, but also addresses the genetics of human psychological diversity, the genetics of human-ape divergence, and the neurobiology of human cognition. May be taught concurrently with BIO 605. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 505 and BIO 605. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 508 Environmental Microbiology

    Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 310.

    The study of the ecology of microorganisms and the applied use of microorganisms by man in the environment. Laboratory will emphasize current methods used in the field of environmental microbiology. May be taught concurrently with BIO 608. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 608 and BIO 508. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 509 Stream Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369.

    Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 171 or higher. The interdisciplinary study of running waters, including study of the physical and chemical environment, trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, and the multiple impacts of humans on modifying these systems. Lectures, group discussion of readings, and laboratory and field exercises. One all-day Saturday field trip required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 609. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 609 and BIO 509. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 511 Immunology

    Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 310 or BIO 320 or BMS 521.

    A study of the immune system with emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying host-microbe interactions, allergy, transplant rejection, cancer surveillance, and autoimmune disease. Laboratory emphasis on techniques used to address research and diagnostic problems. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 611. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 511 and BIO 611. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 512 Industrial Microbiology

    Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 310.

    An introduction to the fundamental concepts of industrial and applied microbiology. The industrial production of proteins, metabolites, polymers, biocides, and vaccines will be discussed in addition to biotransformations and environmental applications. Production improvement strategies that employ both physical and modern molecular techniques will be introduced. Laboratory will emphasize the selection of industrially important microorganisms, the theory and operation of a fermentor for the production of proteins, antibiotics, and steroids, use of analytical equipment for monitoring product formation, enzymes analysis, downstream processing, and bio-reactor construction and design. May be taught concurrently with BIO 613. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 613 and BIO 512. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 515 Evolution

    Prerequisite: BIO 235 or BMS 230 or BMS 231; and MTH 135 or higher.

    A survey of modern evolutionary biology, including the evidence that supports the theory of evolution, the natural processes that cause evolution, patterns and mechanisms of speciation, and methods for estimating evolutionary relationships. May be taught concurrently with BIO 616. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 616 and BIO 515.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 517 Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

    Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 310 and either [CHM 201 and 202] or CHM 342.

    Physiology and anatomy of microorganisms including adaptive responses to environmental changes and microbial metabolic diversity will be discussed. Laboratory will emphasize selective isolation and identification of microorganisms, the growth dynamics of microorganisms, and responses by microorganisms to environmental changes. May be taught concurrently with BIO 617. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 617 and BIO 517.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 518 Regulatory Mechanisms

    Prerequisite: BIO 310 or BIO 320 or BMS 521 or CHM 452.

    The regulation of gene expression and protein/enzyme activity in prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses. A content-based lecture and discussion course utilizing both textbook and primary literature. May be taught concurrently with BIO 618. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 518 and BIO 618.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 520 Pathogenic Microbiology

    Prerequisite: BIO 210 or BIO 310.

    Fundamental principles of pathogenic microbiology; transmission, infection and control of the pathogen. May be taught concurrently with BIO 620. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 620 and BIO 520. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 521 Marine Science for Teachers I

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 522.

    A course designed to introduce students, particularly inservice teachers, to the study of marine science and to promote the teaching of marine biology at all grade levels. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 621. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 621 and BIO 521.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 522 Marine Science for Teachers I Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 521.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 521. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 623. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 623 and BIO 522.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 527 Field Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Field work during an extended field trip to a specific region of North America to familiarize the student with the flora and/or fauna of that region. Course is scheduled irregularly during academic breaks and may be preceded by several lectures in preparation for the trip. May be repeated to a total of 6 credits with a maximum of 3 credits to be applied to the major in biology. Supplemental course fee (variable by section). May be taught concurrently with BIO 627. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 627 and BIO 527. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 530 Phycology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369.

    The structure, function, ecological significance, and diversity of algae. Emphasis will be placed on field studies, isolation and growth, and physiological characteristics. May be taught concurrently with BIO 629. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 629 and BIO 530.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 532 Principles of Fisheries Management

    Prerequisite: BIO 369 or BIO 373.

    Life history, population ecology, and management of exploited freshwater and marine species. Scientific sampling and analysis of fishery populations. Characterization, history, and management principles for representative commercial and recreational fisheries. May be taught concurrently with BIO 632. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 632 and BIO 532.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 533 Wetland Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369.

    Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 171 or higher. The composition, structure, function, and importance of wetland ecosystems. Comparisons of different wetland types, hydrology, nutrient cycles, plants and animals and their adaptations, and conservation strategies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 633. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 633 and BIO 533.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 534 Coastal Vegetation

    Prerequisite: 10 hours of biology including BIO 121 and BIO 122; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 535.

    A broad study of the general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis on local examples. Vegetational composition, variation, succession, climax, and distribution. Includes aerial techniques, plant identification, delineation of vegetational types and mapping. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 641. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 641 and BIO 534.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 535 Coastal Vegetation Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 534.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 534. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 635. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 635 and BIO 535.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 537 Salt Marsh Plant Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 122 and BIO 334 and BIO 544 and BIO 369; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 538.

    A study with emphasis on the botanical aspects of local marshes; includes plant identification, composition, structure, distribution, and development of coastal marshes. Biological and physical interrelationships. Primary productivity and relation of marshes to estuaries and associated fauna. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 637. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 637 and BIO 537.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 538 Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 537.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 537. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 638. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 638 and BIO 538.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 539 Biogeography

    Prerequisite: BIO 121 and BIO 122.

    Study of patterns of distribution of organisms in space and in time. May be taught concurrently with BIO 639. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 639 and BIO 539. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 540 Applications of Molecular Markers

    Prerequisite: grade of "B" or higher in BIO 235.

    Introduction to the use of molecular markers in biological research. Topics covered include methods for identifying genetic variation at the molecular level and their applications to gene discovery, gene mapping, phylogenetics, forensics, conservation biology, and research in ecology and evolution. Students will complete research projects using one or more of the techniques learned. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 640. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 640 and BIO 540.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 544 Plant Physiology

    Recommended prerequisite: CHM 201 and 202 or CHM 342. Basic chemical and physical principles of plant function considering water relationships, nutrient transport, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, respiration, and phytohormones. May be taught concurrently with BIO 644. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 644 and BIO 544.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 547 Water Resources

    Prerequisite: BIO 122 or GLG 110 or GRY 142; and CHM 160 and CHM 161; and MTH 135.

    An interdisciplinary study of freshwater resource development, including environmental impacts of humans on hydrology and water quality, conflicts among users, and politics at local and global scales. Identical with GLG 547. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 547 and GLG 547. May be taught concurrently with BIO 647. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 547 and BIO 647. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 550 Statistical Methods for Biologists

    Prerequisite: BIO 235 or BMS 230 or BMS 231; and MTH 138 or higher.

    Scientific methodology, experimental design, statistical analysis, and data interpretation applied to biological questions. May be taught concurrently with BIO 650. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 650 and BIO 550.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 551 Experimental Design for Biologists

    Prerequisite: BIO 550.

    The design and analysis of biological experiments, with an emphasis on the choice and interpretation of inferential statistics. Topics covered include causal inference, statistical power, general linear models, and repeated measures designs. The use of computer software to analyze real data sets from the biological literature is emphasized. May be taught concurrently with BIO 651. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 651 and BIO 551.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 555 Marine Ichthyology

    Prerequisite: junior standing; 16 hours of biology including BIO 121 and BIO 122 and BIO 235 and BIO 380; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 556.

    This course provides the student with a strong general background in the biology of marine fishes. Emphasis placed on the principles involved in the classification and taxonomy of marine and estuarine fishes. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 654. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 654 and BIO 555.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 556 Marine Ichthyology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 555.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 555. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 656. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 656 and BIO 556.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 557 Marine Fisheries Management

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 558.

    A course designed to familiarize students with practical marine fisheries management problems in today's real world. Covers the international and local, economic, social, legal, and political, as well as biological factors that are considered in decisions directed toward achieving optimum sustainable yield from marine resources. The history of management schemes, sources of information, current status of fishing technology, management methods, legal problems and educational needs are explored. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 657. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 657 and BIO 557.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 558 Marine Fisheries Management Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 557.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 557. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 658. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 658 and BIO 558.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 560 Population Genetics and Evolutionary Mechanisms

    Prerequisite: BIO 515 and BIO 550.

    The theory of genetic variation in populations, with emphasis on quantitative description of the mechanisms of biological evolution. May be taught concurrently with BIO 659. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 659 and BIO 560.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 561 Environmental Issues Education and Interpretation

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Discussion of environmental issues, practical experiences in teaching environmental concepts, and awareness of environmental resource materials for the formal and nonformal educational setting. May be taught concurrently with BIO 661. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 561 and BIO 661 Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 562 Limnology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369.

    Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 171 or higher. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs. Laboratory includes mapping, lake models, water chemistry, and surveys of diversity and abundance. Two all-day Saturday labs required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 662. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 662 and BIO 562.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 563 Population Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369; and MTH 138 or higher.

    Discussion of factors controlling the distribution and abundance of populations. Quantitative description of population dynamics is emphasized. May be taught concurrently with BIO 663. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 663 and BIO 563.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 564 Ozarks Natural Communities

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 369. Examination of forests, glades, and aquatic habitats with focus on environmental issues in the Ozarks. Integration into formal and non-formal educational settings will be covered. May be taught at the Bull Shoals Field Station. May be taught concurrently with BIO 664. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 564 and BIO 664.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 565 Marine Ecology

    Prerequisite: 16 hours of biology including BIO 121 and BIO 122; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 566.

    A consideration of the relationship of marine organisms to their environment includes the effects of temperature, salinity, light, nutrient concentration, currents, and food on the abundance and distribution of marine organisms. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 665. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 665 and BIO 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 566 Marine Ecology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 565.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 565. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 666. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 666 and BIO 566.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 567 Physiological Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369; and either BIO 361 or BIO 544 or BMS 308.

    Physiological adaptations of plants and animals to environmentally stressful conditions and to ecological/evolutionary pressures. May be taught concurrently with BIO 668. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 668 and BIO 567.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 571 Comparative Animal Physiology

    Prerequisite: BIO 361 or BMS 308.

    Organ/system function in a wide range of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. May be taught concurrently with BIO 671. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 671 and BIO 571.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 573 Ornithology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of birds; emphasis on Missouri forms. Early morning field trips required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 673. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 673 and BIO 573. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 574 Aquatic Entomology

    Prerequisite: BIO 370 or BIO 371 or AGR 383.

    Aquatic insects, ecology and taxonomy with emphasis on field applications. May be taught concurrently with BIO 674. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 674 and BIO 574. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 575 Ichthyology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of fish with emphasis on Missouri forms. May be taught concurrently with BIO 675. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 675 and BIO 575. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 576 Herpetology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on Missouri forms. One weekend field trip required. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 676. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 676 and BIO 576. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 577 Mammalogy

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of mammals with emphasis on Missouri forms. One weekend field trip required. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 677. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 677 and BIO 577. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 578 Behavioral Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 369 and BIO 550. Fundamental principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that influence behavior. May be taught concurrently with BIO 678. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 678 and BIO 578. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 579 Conservation Biology

    Prerequisite: BIO 235 and BIO 369.

    An in-depth examination of the science of conservation from a biological perspective, with an examination of ethical and legal aspects of conservation. May be taught concurrently with BIO 679. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 679 and BIO 579. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 584 Fish Ecology

    Prerequisite: BIO 369 and BIO 575.

    The biology of fishes in relation to environmental conditions at the individual, population, and community levels. May be taught concurrently with BIO 686. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 686 and BIO 584. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 587 Marine Invertebrate Zoology

    Prerequisite: 16 hours in biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 588.

    A concentrated study of the free-living marine and estuarine invertebrates of Mississippi Sound and adjacent bayous, salt marshes, barrier islands, and the nearshore continental shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Course emphasizes structure, classification, phylogenetic relationships, larval development, functional processes, and ecological aspects of Gulf of Mexico invertebrates and their natural assemblages. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students may be asked to conduct independent, short-term research projects during the course. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 687. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 687 and BIO 587.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 588 Marine Invertebrate Zoology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 587.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 587. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 688. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 688 and BIO 588.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 589 Game Management

    Prerequisite: BIO 373.

    Management of game birds and mammals for recreational utilization. May be taught concurrently with BIO 689. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 689 and BIO 589. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 597 Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A variable content course to provide for the offering of selected topics in biology on a one time or first-time basis. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 697. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 697 and BIO 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 601 Natural History Museum Techniques

    Techniques in the development of natural history museum displays including making models, design of displays, writing educational text, and other techniques. Course will be taught off-site at the Bull Shoals Field Station and Chase Studio. May be taught concurrently with BIO 501. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 601 and BIO 501.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 605 Human Nature

    Recommended Prerequisite: general biology with evolution; genetics; college algebra; and introductory psychology. A survey of current biological research on the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive dimensions of human biology. This course emphasizes the evolution and function of human social behaviors and value systems, but also addresses the genetics of human psychological diversity, the genetics of human-ape divergence, and the neurobiology of human cognition. May be taught concurrently with BIO 505. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 605 and BIO 505.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 608 Environmental Microbiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: microbiology. The study of the ecology of microorganisms and the applied use of microorganisms by man in the environment. Laboratory will emphasize current methods used in the field of environmental microbiology. May be taught concurrently with BIO 508. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 508 and BIO 608.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 609 Stream Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course and one year of college chemistry. The interdisciplinary study of running waters, including study of the physical and chemical environment, trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, and the multiple impacts of humans on modifying these systems. Lectures, group discussion of readings, and laboratory and field exercises. One all-day Saturday field trip required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 509. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 509 and BIO 609.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 611 Immunology

    Recommended Prerequisite: microbiology or molecular/cellular biology. A study of the immune system with emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying host-microbe interactions, allergy, transplant rejection, cancer surveillance, and autoimmune disease. Laboratory emphasis on techniques used to address research and diagnostic problems. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 511. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 511 and BIO 611.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 613 Industrial Microbiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: microbiology course. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of industrial and applied microbiology. The industrial production of proteins, metabolites, polymers, biocides, and vaccines will be discussed in addition to biotransformations and environmental applications. Production improvement strategies that employ both physical and modern molecular techniques will be introduced. Laboratory will emphasize the selection of industrially important microorganisms, the theory and operation of a fermentor for the production of proteins, antibiotics, and steroids, use of analytical equipment for monitoring product formation, enzymes analysis, downstream processing, and bio-reactor construction and design. May be taught concurrently with BIO 512. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 512 and BIO 613.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 616 Evolution

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics course; and college algebra or pre-calculus mathematics course. A survey of modern evolutionary biology, including the evidence that supports the theory of evolution, the natural processes that cause evolution, patterns and mechanisms of speciation, and methods for estimating evolutionary relationships. May be taught concurrently with BIO 515. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 515 and BIO 616.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 617 Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

    Recommended Prerequisite: microbiology course and organic chemistry course. Physiology and anatomy of microorganisms including adaptive responses to environmental changes and microbial metabolic diversity will be discussed. Laboratory will emphasize selective isolation and identification of microorganisms, the growth dynamics of microorganisms, and responses by microorganisms to environmental changes. May be taught concurrently with BIO 517. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 517 and BIO 617.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 618 Regulatory Mechanisms

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics, molecular/cellular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry. The regulation of gene expression and protein/enzyme activity in prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses. A content-based lecture and discussion course utilizing both textbook and primary literature. May be taught concurrently with BIO 518. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 618 and BIO 518.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 620 Pathogenic Microbiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: microbiology course. Fundamental principles of pathogenic microbiology; transmission, infection and control of the pathogen. May be taught concurrently with BIO 520. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 520 and BIO 620.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 621 Marine Science for Teachers I

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics course. A course designed to introduce students, particularly inservice teachers, to the study of marine science and to promote the teaching of marine biology at all grade levels. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 521. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 521 and BIO 621.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 623 Marine Science for Teachers I Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 621.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 621. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 522. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 522 and BIO 623.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 627 Field Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Field work during an extended field trip to a specific region of North America to familiarize the student with the flora and/or fauna of that region. Course is scheduled irregularly during academic breaks and may be preceded by several lectures in preparation for the trip. May be repeated to a total of 6 credits with a maximum of 3 credits to be applied to the major in biology. Supplemental course fee (variable by section). May be taught concurrently with BIO 527. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 527 and BIO 627.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 629 Phycology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course. The structure, function, ecological significance, and diversity of algae. Emphasis will be placed on field studies, isolation and growth, and physiological characteristics. May be taught concurrently with BIO 530. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 530 and BIO 629.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 632 Principles of Fisheries Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology or wildlife management course. Life history, population ecology, and management of exploited freshwater and marine species. Scientific sampling and analysis of fishery populations. Characterization, history, and management principles for representative commercial and recreational fisheries. May be taught concurrently with BIO 532. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 532 and BIO 632.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 633 Wetland Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course; and one year of college chemistry. The composition, structure, function, and importance of wetland ecosystems. Comparisons of different wetland types, hydrology, nutrient cycles, plants and animals and their adaptations, and conservation strategies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 533. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 533 and BIO 633.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 635 Coastal Vegetation Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 641.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 641. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 535. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 535 and BIO 635.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 636 Plant Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course. The dynamics, structure, and distribution of plant populations and communities, with emphasis on interactions among plants, plants and other organisms, and plants and ecosystems. Laboratory emphasis on experimental studies in the greenhouse and field. Weekend field trip is required. BIO 436 may be taught concurrently with BIO 636. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 436 and BIO 636.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 637 Salt Marsh Plant Ecology

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor or department head.

    Recommended Prerequisite: general biology II, plant taxonomy, ecology and plant physiology course. A study with emphasis on the botanical aspects of local marshes; includes plant identification, composition, structure, distribution, and development of coastal marshes. Biological and physical interrelationships. Primary productivity and relation of marshes to estuaries and associated fauna. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 537. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 537 and BIO 637.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 638 Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 637.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 637. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 538. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 538 and BIO 638.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 639 Biogeography

    Recommended Prerequisite: general biology I and II courses. Study of patterns of distribution of organisms in space and in time. May be taught concurrently with BIO 539. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 539 and BIO 639.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 640 Applications of Molecular Markers

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics course. Introduction to the use of molecular markers in biological research. Topics covered include methods for identifying genetic variation at the molecular level and their applications to gene discovery, gene mapping, phylogenetics, forensics, conservation biology, and research in ecology and evolution. Students will complete research projects using one or more of the techniques learned. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 540. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 640 and BIO 540.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 641 Coastal Vegetation

    Prerequisite: 10 hours of biology and permission of advisor or department head.

    Recommended Prerequisite: general biology I and II courses. A broad study of the general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis on local examples. Vegetational composition, variation, succession, climax, and distribution. Includes aerial techniques, plant identification, delineation of vegetational types and mapping. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 534. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 534 and BIO 641.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 644 Plant Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: organic chemistry course. Basic chemical and physical principles of plant function considering water relationships, nutrient transport, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, respiration, and phytohormones. May be taught concurrently with BIO 544. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 544 and BIO 644.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 647 Water Resources

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 122 or GLG 110 or GRY 142; and CHM 160 and CHM 161; and MTH 135. An interdisciplinary study of freshwater resource development, including environmental impacts of humans on hydrology and water quality, conflicts among users, and politics at local and global scales. Identical with GLG 647. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 647 and GLG 647. May be taught concurrently with BIO 547. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 647 and BIO 547.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 650 Statistical Methods for Biologists

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics course and pre-calculus mathematics course. Scientific methodology, experimental design, statistical analysis, and data interpretation applied to biological questions. May be taught concurrently with BIO 550. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 550 and BIO 650.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 651 Experimental Design for Biologists

    Recommended Prerequisite: statistics course. The design and analysis of biological experiments, with an emphasis on the choice and interpretation of inferential statistics. Topics covered include causal inference, statistical power, general linear models, and repeated measures designs. The use of computer software to analyze real data sets from the biological literature is emphasized. May be taught concurrently with BIO 551. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 551 and BIO 651.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 654 Marine Ichthyology

    Prerequisite: 16 hours of biology and permission of advisor or department head.

    Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology I and II, Genetics and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. This course provides the student with a strong general background in the biology of marine fishes. Emphasis placed on the principles involved in the classification and taxonomy of marine and estuarine fishes. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 555. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 555 and BIO 654.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 656 Marine Ichthyology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 654.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 654. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 556. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 556 and BIO 656.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 657 Marine Fisheries Management

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 658.

    A course designed to familiarize students with practical marine fisheries management problems in today's real world. Covers the international and local, economic, social, legal, and political, as well as biological factors that are considered in decisions directed toward achieving optimum sustainable yield from marine resources. The history of management schemes, sources of information, current status of fishing technology, management methods, legal problems and educational needs are explored. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 557. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 557 and BIO 657.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 658 Marine Fisheries Management Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 657.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 657. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 558. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 558 and BIO 658.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 659 Population Genetics and Evolutionary Mechanisms

    Recommended Prerequisite: evolution course and statistics course. The theory of genetic variation in populations, with emphasis on quantitative description of the mechanisms of biological evolution. May be taught concurrently with BIO 560. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 560 and BIO 659.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 661 Environmental Issues Education and Interpretation

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Discussion of environmental issues, practical experiences in teaching environmental concepts, and awareness of environmental resource materials for the formal and nonformal educational setting. May be taught concurrently with BIO 561. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 661 and BIO 561

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 662 Limnology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course; and one year of college chemistry. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs. Laboratory includes mapping, lake models, water chemistry, and surveys of diversity and abundance. Two all-day Saturday labs required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 562. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 562 and BIO 662.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 663 Population Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course and pre-calculus mathematics course. Discussion of factors controlling the distribution and abundance of populations. Quantitative description of population dynamics is emphasized. May be taught concurrently with BIO 563. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 563 and BIO 663.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 664 Ozarks Natural Communities

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 369. Examination of forests, glades, and aquatic habitats with focus on environmental issues in the Ozarks. Integration into formal and non-formal educational settings will be covered. May be taught at the Bull Shoals Field Station. May be taught concurrently with BIO 564. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 664 and BIO 564.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 665 Marine Ecology

    Prerequisite: 16 hours of biology and permission of advisor or department head.

    Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology I and II. A consideration of the relationship of marine organisms to their environment includes the effects of temperature, salinity, light, nutrient concentration, currents, and food on the abundance and distribution of marine organisms. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Concurrent enrollment in BIO 566 required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 565. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 565 and BIO 665.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 666 Marine Ecology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 665.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 665. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 566. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 566 and BIO 666.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 668 Physiological Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course; and general physiology or plant physiology or human physiology course. Physiological adaptations of plants and animals to environmentally stressful conditions and to ecological/evolutionary pressures. May be taught concurrently with BIO 567. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 567 and BIO 668.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 671 Comparative Animal Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: general physiology or human physiology course. Organ/system function in a wide range of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. May be taught concurrently with BIO 571. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 571 and BIO 671.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 673 Ornithology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of birds; emphasis on Missouri forms. Early morning field trips required. May be taught concurrently with BIO 573. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 573 and BIO 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 674 Aquatic Entomology

    Aquatic insects, ecology and taxonomy with emphasis on field applications. May be taught concurrently with BIO 574. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 574 and BIO 674.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 675 Ichthyology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of fish with emphasis on Missouri forms. May be taught concurrently with BIO 575. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 575 and BIO 675.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 676 Herpetology

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on Missouri forms. One weekend field trip required. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 576. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 576 and BIO 676.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 677 Mammalogy

    Prerequisite: 12 hours in biology.

    Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of mammals with emphasis on Missouri forms. One weekend field trip required. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with BIO 577. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 577 and BIO 677.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 678 Behavioral Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course and statistics course. Fundamental principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that influence behavior. May be taught concurrently with BIO 578. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 578 and BIO 678.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 679 Conservation Biology

    Recommended Prerequisite: genetics course and ecology course. An in-depth examination of the science of conservation from a biological perspective, with an examination of ethical and legal aspects of conservation. May be taught concurrently with BIO 579. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 579 and BIO 679.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 680 Vertebrate Anatomy and Evolution

    Vertebrate gross anatomy. Phylogeny and present status of organ systems in vertebrates. May be taught concurrently with BIO 380. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 380 and BIO 680.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 685 Marine Conservation

    An overview of current issues related to the conservation and management of marine organisms, with emphasis on marine species and habitats exploited or endangered by human actions. BIO 485 may be taught concurrently with BIO 685. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 685 and 485.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 686 Fish Ecology

    Recommended Prerequisite: ecology course and ichthyology course. The biology of fishes in relation to environmental conditions at the individual, population, and community levels. May be taught concurrently with BIO 584. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 584 and BIO 686.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 687 Marine Invertebrate Zoology

    Prerequisite: 16 hours in biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO 688.

    A concentrated study of the free-living marine and estuarine invertebrates of Mississippi Sound and adjacent bayous, salt marshes, barrier islands, and the nearshore continental shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Course emphasizes structure, classification, phylogenetic relationships, larval development, functional processes, and ecological aspects of Gulf of Mexico invertebrates and their natural assemblages. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students may be asked to conduct independent, short-term research projects during the course. Must be taken at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. May be taught concurrently with BIO 587. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 587 and BIO 687.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 688 Marine Invertebrate Zoology Lab

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BIO 687.

    Laboratory portion of BIO 687. May be taught concurrently with BIO 588. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 588 and BIO 688.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 689 Game Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: wildlife management course. Management of game birds and mammals for recreational utilization. May be taught concurrently with BIO 589. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 589 and BIO 689.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 697 Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A variable content course to provide for the offering of selected topics in biology on a one time or first-time basis. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 597. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 597 and BIO 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 710 Topics in Microbial Physiology

    Topics of interest in microbial physiology will be discussed. These may include, cell structure, energy production, fermentation, nitrogen metabolism, protein and nucleic acid syntheses, regulation of gene expression, and dynamics of cell growth. Lecture will supplement discussion sessions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 712 Advanced Immunology

    Recommended Prerequisite: immunology course. Cellular aspects of the immune system.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 725 Advanced Limnology

    Recommended Prerequisite: limnology course. Advanced concepts of biological, chemical and physical limnology. Recent symposia, reviews, and primary literature are discussed. Prerequisite: BIO 562. Advanced concepts of biological, chemical and physical limnology. Recent symposia, reviews, and primary literature are discussed.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 726 Advanced Limnology Methods

    Recommended Prerequisite: limnology course. Research and practical application of modern limnological methods are taught.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 728 Recent Advances in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Selected topics in biology to be discussed using original literature as the focal point. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic varies.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 730 Advanced Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Individual study in biology; may include literature, field and/or laboratory work. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 734 Advanced Plant Taxonomy

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Philosophy and principles of modern taxonomic procedures.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 755 Advanced Developmental Biology

    Recommended Prerequisite: cell biology course. An in-depth study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development of vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems. Lectures will emphasize fertilization, morphogenesis, differentiation, induction, regeneration, and neoplasia. Laboratory exercises will emphasize techniques utilized by developmental biologists. Review of current literature and poster presentations will be required. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 355 and BIO 755.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 760 Topics in Teaching Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Biological concepts, information, practical experiences, and use of resource materials in the elementary and secondary classroom. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic varies.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 767 Advanced Vertebrate Zoology

    Evolutionary relationships of living and extinct vertebrates; analysis of geographic distribution and adaptive radiation. Includes field/lab experiences to be arranged.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 790 Degree Paper

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    Extensive paper on selected topics. Exclusively satisfies requirements for non-thesis option, which also requires one BIO 690 paper to be presented orally to the department. May be repeated to total of 4 hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 794 Scientific Writing

    Organization and methods in scientific writing. Included are discussion of literature searching, scientific methodology, experimental design, proposal writing, figure preparation, editing and oral presentation. Recommended for graduate students in biology, preferably during the first year of graduate study.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 796 Science Internship

    Completion of an internship project (80 hours/credit hour) at a discipline-related business, nonprofit organization, or government agency, approved and supervised by both the departmental and internship advisors. Includes a formal report in the appropriate professional format, and an oral presentation at an approved venue. Graded Pass/Not Pass only. No more than 6 hours may count toward a masters degree.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 798 Research

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    Supervised research in special biology areas. May be repeated, but no more than 6 hours may be counted as credit towards the MS degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

    Independent study connected with preparation of thesis. May be repeated, but no more than 6 hours may be counted as credit towards the MS degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings