BY 109 - Introductory to Biodiversity and Evolution. An introductory course for biology majors. Focus is on evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy, origin and diversity of life, physiology of plant and animal systems, and ecological principles. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Limited to students who are majors in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Software Engineering. (4 credits)
BY 205 - Zoology. Provides an introductory survey of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. Topics covered include taxonomy and classification, anatomy and physiology, behavior and ecology, and evolutionary relationships of the major phyla of the animal kingdom. Prerequisite: Biology 109. (3 credits), Every semester.
BY 305 - Icthyology. A survey of all extant group of fishes, including sections on evolution, taxonomy, form and function, biogeography, behavior, and ecology. Laboratory component will include required dissections. Some field trips may be scheduled outside of class time. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Biology 109 and 205, and Mathematics 151; all passed with a grade of "C-" or higher. (4 credits) * Planned for Fall 2016.
BY 442 - Natural Resource Conservation and Management. The principles of ecology and resource management are used to analyze contemporary environmental problems and highlight legislative, technological, and methodological solutions to environmental problems that move us toward a sustainable society. Prerequisites: Biology 109 and 220 both passed with a grade of "C-" or higher, and English 101 and 102. (3 credits).