BIO 151 General Biology I (4 credits)

This course explores the molecular and cellular basis of life. Topics covered include the biochemical make-up of cells, membrane transport, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, cellular division, inheritance, and evolution. Plant structure and reproduction are also introduced. This course is intended for Math/Science majors, and is the prerequisite for BIO 152. Three class hours and two laboratory hours (hands-on, in presence of a mentoring instructor) per week. Successful completion of both high school biology and chemistry is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: ENG, RDG, and MAT placement must be at the college level.