B.S in Biology
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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Biomedical and Zoology Emphasis Strictly speaking, Biomedical Science & Zoology are applications of biology-based sciences to medical use, be it research, health monitoring or treatment. It covers a range of biological and molecular sciences that underpin modern medicine. It provides an exceptional grounding in the generic skills required for a broadly-based science degree, the ability to use the scientific method to assess observations or problems relating to living organisms. e knowledge and skill needed to become effective and professional graduates who are willing to be of service to their communities. Below are sample core courses in this programme.
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- BIOL165 Foundations of Biology
BIOL165 is the first part of the two-semester foundation course, which provides students with general content in Zoology and Botany, and is designed to form the platform for students majoring in Biology. The course consists of six units: Introduction to Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Bioenergetics, Genetics, and Evolution. The course is a core requirement for Freshman Biology Majors. Weekly: four lectures and one 3-hour lab.
- BIOL348 General Ecology
BIOL348 is a study of the ecology principles as applied to individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems’ levels of organisation. Labs feature the characterization of ecological systems using standard field and lab techniques. Weekly: two lectures and one 3-hour lab.
- BIOL373 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL371 covers the basic properties of cells and cell organelles. This course examines properties of differentiated cell systems and tissues and how cells produce energy and photosynthesize. Cell organelles are studied to determine how cells function in harmonious ways while molecular biology examines how genetic information is passed on and how genes create and control the structure of living cells. Weekly: two lectures and one 3-hour lab.
- BIOL374 Genetics
BIOL372 provides an in-depth, background in all areas of classic Mendelian genetics, population and evolutionary genetics and molecular genetics. The final goal for the student who successfully completes this course is to be conversant in all areas of genetics. Weekly: two lectures and one 3-hour lab.
- BIOL449 Historical and Philosophical Biology
BIOL449 involves the examination of biological, paleontological, and geological concepts central to the study of historical events in biological systems. The course considers the interactions of data, theories, and extra scientific concepts in historical biology, within the particular context of a biblical world-view. Weekly: three lectures.
- BIOL453 Research Methods I
This course draws together all the processes involved in biological research: hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, and communication of results. Students learn quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis using proprietary (e.g., Microsoft Excel).
- BIOL454 Research Methods II
An introduction to scientific research with a focus on data analysis. Topics include scientific epistemology, hypothesis formation, probability, normal distributions, sampling, descriptive statistics, graphing, statistical inference, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, linear regression, and chi-square.