Department of Biology
Department Chair: Michael Groesbeck
Department Secretary: Lark Hillier (208) 496-2009
Department Faculty: Gary BairdLou BuhrleyTate CarterSteven ChristensonVan ChristmanKent DavisClair EckersellLynn FirestoneJohn GriffithMichael GroesbeckAlan HolyoakJason HuntTodd KelsonSidney PalmerSeth RirieJerry ScrivnerDave StricklanRussell ThurstonTravis WallGene WellerDwight WrayJohn Zenger

 
Department Description
The Department of Biology provides a variety of classes for students seeking a degree in Biology and for non-major students completing the four credit Biological Science General Education requirement. Students may obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Biology Education and minors in Biology, Natural Resources and Biology Education.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Biology (700)   
The Biology degree provides a solid foundation in biology. It is designed to prepare students for professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, and podiatry or graduate programs in botany, ecology, natural resources, biotechnology, microbiology, etc. In addition, the degree provides preparation for those students seeking employment after completing a bachelors degree.

Once core requirements have been met, students may select additional biology classes consistent with their interests and career goals. Online resources at the Biology Department Homepage provide course sequence recommendations and other helps for students interested in Botany, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Human Biology, Natural Resources, Neuroscience, Microbiology, and Zoology. A senior capstone experience is required and the capstone can consist of either a semester-long senior seminar or an extramural research internship.
 
Minor Required

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take these Courses   
REL 121, 122
 
       OR
          Take these Courses   
          REL 121H, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
(Scripture Based Courses)
Take 6 Credits   
REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
 
       OR
          Take 6 Credits   
          REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

AND
(Other Religion Courses)
Take 4 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

GE Requirements

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

I. Reading and Writing

   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H

AND
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 316, 316C  

II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 110, 110H  

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102
       IS 140  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       BIO 200, 208  

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       CHEM 105, 105H  

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H

    Major Requirements
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 199, 375, 377, 475
       MATH 221

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       CHEM 106, 106H

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 398, 497, 498R

    AND

    (Students who take BIO 200 for GE take BIO 211 and students who take BIO 208 for GE take BIO 302)
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 211, 302

    (BIO 211 or BIO 302 must be completed before a student can register for other 300 level or above courses. Three of these courses MUST be upper division (300 level or above). If both BIO 221 & BIO 222 are taken they count as one course of the five required.)
    AND
       Take 5 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 204, 209, 210, 221, 222, 240, 250, 302, 312, 331, 351, 362, 376, 380, 381, 386, 410, 411, 423, 440, 446, 447, 452, 460, 461, 485
       CHEM 481


  •  
    B.S.  in Biology Education (800)   
    The Biology Education Major at BYU-Idaho requires completion of specific coursework in Biology, BYU-Idaho General Education classes, and Education classes needed for certification as a secondary education teacher in the state of Idaho. The Biology Education major at BYU-Idaho also requires the completion of any Education Minor. Students who graduate from this program are eligible for teacher certification in biology and in their chosen education minor.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.
     
    Minor Required

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take these Courses   
    REL 121, 122
     
           OR
              Take these Courses   
              REL 121H, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    (Scripture Based Courses)
    Take 6 Credits   
    REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
     
           OR
              Take 6 Credits   
              REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

    AND
    (Other Religion Courses)
    Take 4 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements

    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 316, 316C  

    II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 110, 110H, 221  

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       PHIL 314  

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       BIO 208  

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       CHEM 105, 105H  

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ED 270  

    Major Requirements
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 204, 221, 305, 375, 405, 475

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 377, 378

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 250, 302

    AND

       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 209, 210

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 312, 331, 446, 447

    AND

    Education Core:
       Take these Courses
       ED 200, 492
       SECED 280, 410

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ED 285
       SECED 252
       SPED 322


  •  
    B.S.  in Biology Education Composite (805)   
    A second pathway to the Biology Education Major at BYU-Idaho requires completion of specific coursework in Biology, BYU-Idaho General Education classes, and Secondary Education classes needed for certification as a teacher in the state of Idaho. The Composite Biology Education major at Byu-Idaho does not require a minor, but gives more emphasis to preparation in the various biological sciences. Students who graduate from this program are eligible for teacher certification in biology but do not receive any other teaching endorsements.

    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take these Courses   
    REL 121, 122
     
           OR
              Take these Courses   
              REL 121H, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    (Scripture Based Courses)
    Take 6 Credits   
    REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
     
           OR
              Take 6 Credits   
              REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

    AND
    (Other Religion Courses)
    Take 4 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements

    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 316, 316C  

    II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 110, 110H, 221  

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       PHIL 314  

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       BIO 208  

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       CHEM 105, 105H  

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ED 270  

    Major Requirements
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 204, 211, 221, 222, 305, 375, 405, 461, 475
       PH 101, 101L

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 377, 378

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 250, 302

    AND

       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 209, 210

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 312, 331, 446, 447

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       CHEM 106, 106H
       MATH 221

    AND

       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 312, 331, 376, 380, 440, 446, 447, 460
       CHEM 481

    AND

    Education Core:
       Take these Courses
       ED 200, 492
       SECED 280, 410

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ED 285
       SECED 252
       SPED 322



  • Minor in  Natural Resources (141)   
    This minor is intended to educate students in the fields of botany, ecology, forestry, and wildlife management. It deals with concepts, issues and policies present in today's world.
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses
    Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 302, 351, 362, 423, 452

    AND
    Students who select Agron 220 must also take Agron 220L.
    Take 6 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
    AGRON 220, 220L
    BIO 208, 209, 210, 331, 398, 440, 446, 447, 498R
    GEOG 230
    RL 423
    SOC 207



    Minor in  Biology (143)   
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses
    Take this Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 211

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 200, 208

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    CHEM 101, 105, 105H

    AND

    Take 3 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 302, 312, 331, 351, 362, 375, 376, 377, 380, 410, 411, 423, 440, 446, 447, 452, 460, 461, 475, 485
    CHEM 481



    Minor in  Biology Education (173)   
    For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

    The Biology Education Minor exceeds the 20-hour limit placed on education minors. However, Bio 208 gives General Education credit.
    A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses
    Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 204, 208, 375

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 209, 210

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 312, 331, 446, 447

    AND

    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    BIO 302, 475
     
    Course Descriptions

    BIO 100 Principles of Biology (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    An introduction to biology, designed around the areas of cell structure, function, laws of heredity, evolution and ecology.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 102 Principles of Biology Lab (1:0:3)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $5.00
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of BIO 100 or permission of instructor.
    A laboratory course in biology designed to accompany the BIO 100 lecture. Together, BIO 100 and BIO 102 fulfill the General Education Biological Science requirement. The goal of the laboratory is to provide students with a positive and memorable exposure to biology, and enhance lifelong learning by training them in the scientific method and critical thinking skills. The BIO 102 course is not designed to coordinate with the BIO 100 lecture and may be taken either concurrently with BIO 100 or in any semester after the BIO 100 has been completed.

    *Students registered for BIO 102 MUST attend the first class to be guaranteed a seat.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 118 Field Biology (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Travel Fee:  $50.00
    This is an introductory level ecology course. It includes field identification techniques, ecological relationships, and field study methods. Field Biology is field oriented. We strive to create an atmosphere of experiential education where students can learn by experiencing nature. The class integrates lecture and lab in a field setting. Many local ecosystems are visited including cold deserts, coniferous forests, streams and rivers, and riparian areas.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 120 Biology of Cultivated Plants (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Travel Fee:  $15.00
    Plants grown in homes and gardens are used to introduce biological principles. Laboratory work emphasizes individual projects utilizing living plants.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 130 Plant Life (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $15.00
    Major plant groups and their impact on man are studied. Four different approaches to this course may be offered: (1) Wildflowers (2) Tree & Shrubs (3) Survey of the Plant Kingdom (4) Plants and Society.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 150 General Zoology (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    An introduction to the diversity of animals with emphasis on their structure,function, behavior, and economic importance.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 150L General Zoology Lab (1:0:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $5.00
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BIO 150
    Selected activities that reinforce the concepts introduced in lecture.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 176 Heredity (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    An introductory course in genetics for non-science majors. This course uses mathematics and reasoning as it applies to the inheritance of traits in living organisms. The lab provides an opportunity to master the scientific method and experimentation. Students will be expected to communicate their findings in writing.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 199 Biology Orientation (1:1:0)
    The course will be divided into 6 modules as follows:
    #1: General Overview *Required for all students*
    #2: Ecology/Wildlife
    #3: Graduate Programs / Academic Careers
    #4: Pre-Professional Careers (med, dent, opt, vet, etc)
    #5: Industry Careers (lab, pharmaceutical reps, etc)
    #6: Allied Health (chiropractics, PA, OP, PT, etc)

    Each student will be expected to attend all of Module 1: General Overview, then select three of the remaining five modules. Modules may be taught by different faculty members. Each module will have it's own unique information pertinent to the topics covered and a set of requirements for those students who attend that module. These requirements may include reading assignments, reports, summary sheets or written papers.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 200 Introduction to Biology I : Biological Chemistry, Cell Biology, Metabolism, & Genetics (4:4:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: Previous credit in Chem 105 or equivalent
    An intensive introduction to biology, including cell structure and function, basic metabolic pathways, and genetics.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 202 Natural Resource Management (4:3:3)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $25.00
    The management of natural resources such as wildlife, fisheries, forests, range, and recreational lands. The orientation of the course will be ecological with emphasis on ecosystem interrelationships and current National Natural Resource Policy.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 204 Vertebrate and Invertebrate Strategies (4:3:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Comparative organization and evolutionary significance of adaptive morphological, physiological, behavioral, reproductive and ecological differences in vertebrates and invertebrates. One required field trip.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 208 General Botany (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    For students majoring in Natural Resource Management, Education, and Botany. An introduction to cell structure, plant anatomy, physiology, reproduction, heredity, evolution and ecology. Lab is required.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 209 An Evolutionary Survey of Plants (4:3:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 208 or permission by the instructor
    Structure, function evolution and diversity of prokaryotes, algae, fungi, and higher plants.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 210 Plant Classification (4:2:4)
    Travel Fee:  $30.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 208 or consent of the instructor
    A basic course in vascular plant classification, systematics, and nomenclature, including a survey of common or important vascular plant families, with emphasis on flowering plants and the local flora. Students will also learn the skills necessary for plant identification.
    (1st Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 211 Introduction to Biology II : Plant & Animal Morphology, Diversity, & Ecology (4:4:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 200 or BIO 208
    Second semester of introduction to biology for majors and minors. Includes the study of the evolutionary history of biological diversity, plant form and function, animal form and function, and ecology.
    (Winter, 1st Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 221 General Microbiology (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of the structure and function of the cell.
    In this course, students will study the microorganisms (especially bacteria and viruses), their metabolism and requirements for growth, the methods used to grow and study them, the disease processes caused by them, methods used to control their growth, and the immune response to infection and disease.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 222 General Microbiology Lab (1:0:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $5.00
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in Bio 221 General Microbiology
    In this course, students use the microscope to study different types of microorganisms and learn the methods used to grow, identify, and characterize them.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 230 Human Biology (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    An introductory course in human anatomy and physiology for non-science and non-health professions majors.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 240 Neurobiology (4:3:2)
    This is an introductory course in Neuroscience. It covers the elements of Neurobiology by providing an introduction to the nervous system; examines cellular communication, sensory, motor and integrating systems, such as, the neural basis of behavior; and explores the plasticity of neural systems in learning, during development and via hormonal influences.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 250 Environmental Biology with Lab (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Basic ecological principles in relationship to environmental issues. The environmental issues range from local to global and include direct and indirect human impact on ecosystems. This class includes a 2 hour lab to allow hands on understanding of what is covered in lecture.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 264 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: Recommended: one biology course (Not for Biology Majors)
    First part of a two semester course to prepare students for further study in the health and medical fields. Specifically designed for students of nursing and the allied health professions. Includes basic biochemistry, structure and function of the cell, tissues, skeleton, muscles and nervous systems of the body. Not acceptable for biology major credit.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 265 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4:3:2)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: Completion of BIO 264 (Not for Biology Majors)
    Second part of a two semester course to prepare students for further study in the health and medical fields. Specifically designed for students of nursing and the allied health professions. Includes structure and function of the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. Not acceptable for biology major credit.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 268 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Restricted) (8:12:8)
    Fulfills GE Biological Science requirement.
    Fee:  $20.00
    Prerequisite: Recommended: one biology course
    An accelerated, one term course for high school graduates who need to complete their Anatomy and Physiology requirement prior to beginning the nursing program at BYU-Idaho. Covers all of the topics taught in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 264 and BIO 265). Restricted to high school graduates who have already been accepted into the nursing program.
    (Summer - 2nd term)
     
    BIO 280 Introduction to Pathophysiology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: BIO 264 & BIO 265
    An application of basic principles of physiology to pathological conditions. Designed for students of paramedicine and related fields. Does not fulfill requirements for Bachelors of Nursing Degree.
    (Summer - 1st term)
     
    BIO 302 Ecology (4:3:3)
    Travel Fee:  $50.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 200 or Bio 208
    Interrelationships between plants and animals characteristics of aquatic, mountain, and deserts ecosystems with emphasis on structure and function.
    (Winter, 2nd Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 305 Biology Teaching Practicum (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all 200 level biology classes required for Biology Education Majors. Must be taken concurrently with SecEd 370 or SecEd 280.
    This class gives students experience in lesson preparation and teaching of general biology topics to non-majors biology students. Meeting times will be linked to designated sections of non-majors biology classes. This class is based on a mix of out of class preparation and student directed teaching experiences. Must be taken concurrently with SecEd 370 or SecEd 280.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 311 Professional School Preparation (1:1:0)
    A pre-professional service course designed to increase your understanding of the professional school admissions process, provide exposure to many aspects of the medical fields and strengthen your qualifications as a professional school applicant. This course should be taken by those who plan to apply for schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, etc.
    (Fall)
     
    BIO 312 Invertebrate Zoology (4:3:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 211 or Bio 204
    Classification, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and medical significance of the invertebrates. (Offered once a year: Fall of even calendar years; and Winter of even calendar years)
    (Fall -even calendar yrs; Winter -even calendar yrs)
     
    BIO 331 General Entomology (3:2:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    An introduction to Entomology with lectures and laboratories on insect structure, development, classification, behavior and control. An insect collection and fieldwork are required.
    (Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 351 Principles of Wildlife Management with Lab (4:2:2)
    Travel Fee:  $25.00
    Emphasis on the life histories and management of fresh water fisheries, big game, waterfoul, upland game, furbeares, and predators. Outdoor lab experience.
    (Fall)
     
    BIO 362 Wetland & Riparian Ecology (3:3:2)
    Travel Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 302
    An in depth examination of Wetland and Riparian Ecology. Emphasis is placed on stream channel and wetland morphology and function as well as riparian plant succession. Links to terrestrial and riparian components of applicable ecosystems will be investigated.
    (Fall)
     
    BIO 375 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: BIO 208 or 211
    An investigation of the transmission of heritable material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Topics include classical genetics (patterns of inheritance, linkage and chromosome mapping), molecular biology (DNA structure and function, gene expression, biotechnology), and population genetics.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 376 Cell and Molecular Biology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: BIO 211 or BIO 208
    Principles, processes and methodology of molecular and cell biology. Interactions at the cellular level including: structure and function of membranes, organelles and cytoskeletal elements; energy metabolism, signal transduction, cell cycle, gene expression, cell-cell communication and cellular movement. Growth and physiology of organisms used in molecular biology.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 377 Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (3:0:6)
    Fee:  $50.00
    Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in Bio 211 or Bio 208. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Bio 375 is recommended.
    Biology 377 is a comprehensive laboratory course designed to familiarize students with essential laboratory techniques in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, and biochemistry. The course topics demand a rigorous but rewarding schedule that enables students to follow several multi-session projects from start to finish. Students successfully completing the course will find they have most of the skills necessary to work as an entry level laboratory technician.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 378 Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2:0:6)
    Fee:  $50.00
    Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in Bio 211 or Bio 208. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Bio 375 is recommended.
    Biology 378 is a 10 week comprehensive laboratory course designed to familiarize students with essential laboratory techniques in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry. The course topics demand a rigorous but rewarding schedule that enables students to follow several multi-session projects from start to finish.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 380 Histology with Lab (4:3:3)
    Prerequisite: BIO 200 or BIO 264 & 265
    Microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues and their relationship to the function of the cell.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 381 Pathophysiology (3-4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Bio 264 & 265 or Bio 461; Chem 101 or equivalent
    An application of basic principles of physiology to pathological conditions. Designed for nurses and students of the allied health professions.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 386 Nursing Pharmacology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: BIO 264 & 265 or Bio 461. Some chemistry background is helpful.
    This course is designed to help nursing students understand the basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the clinical application of drugs. The mechanisms of drug action are emphasized to correlate physiological and pharmacological principles.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 398 Natural Resource Internship (1-4:0:0)
    The BYU-Idaho Biology (Natural Resources Emphasis) Internship is designed to give students a personal experience in the professional arena.

    The internship may be a specific work experience project or may be part of a larger seasonal-type job. Internships are available with government agencies, consulting firms, as research assistants at other universities, etc.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 405 Teaching Methods for the Biological Sciences (3:2:3)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: Senior status and 80% of biology coursework must be completed before enrolling in this course. This course should not be taken until the semester immediately preceding student teaching.
    Biological and general science teaching methods needed for certification in biology secondary education are taught. The course focuses on classroom and laboratory techniques utilized in the biological sciences. Practical experience in teaching laboratories, lectures and demonstrations will be emphasized. Students will build a science unit which demonstrates their understanding and application of inquiry and the use of multiple teaching and assessment strategies.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 410 Immunology (4:3:2)
    Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 200 and Bio 221
    This introductory immunology course will focus on fundamental and clinical principles of immunology. Special attention will be given to landmark experiments that have led to the underlaying theoretical framework of immunology.
    (Fall of even years; Winter of even years)
     
    BIO 411 Medical Microbiology (4:3:2)
    Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 200 and BIO 221/222
    Medical microbiology includes the study of bacteriology, mycology, and virology. The major areas of emphasis will focus on host-parasitic interactions between humans and bacteria. Paradigms in bacterial virulence factors will be stressed. The accompanying lab will center on providing experience and insight into the processes of specimen handling, isolation, identification, and sensitivity testing of pathogenic microorganisms. Aseptic techniques are stressed throughout the course.
    (Fall - odd years; winter - odd years)
     
    BIO 423 Natural Resource Policy (3:3:0)
    Travel Fee:  $30.00
    Introduction to theory, processes, and techniques for the management of natural resources. Emphasis on ecological processes and public policy issues.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 440 Plant Physiology (4:3:3)
    Fee:  $15.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 200 or 208, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chem 352 (organic chemistry)or Chem 150.
    An advanced biology course that examines the functioning, growth, and development of vascular plants.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 446 Ornithology (3:2:2)
    Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 208 or Bio 211
    In depth study of avian (bird) biology systematics, distribution, evolution and natural history. At least one field trip required.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 447 Mammalogy (3:2:2)
    Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 208 or Bio 211
    A study of mammalian diversity, systematics, evolution, morphology, distribution, and natural history. At least one field trip is required.
    (Fall)
     
    BIO 452 Wildland Ecology and Range Plants (3:3:2)
    This course surverys the regional habitat types, their individual floral components, and the ecological principles that govern them. The course introduces floral species that make up wildland habitats. Students will be introduced to these species in laboratory and real life situations. Students will be required to learn and recognize many plant species.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 460 Human Anatomy with Lab (4:3:2)
    Prerequisite: BIO 211 or Bio 208
    Advanced human anatomy for Biology Majors. Comprehensive regional study of gross human anatomy with emphasis on the limbs, and the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities. A portion of the course will be devoted to head and neck anatomy and some neuroanatomy.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 461 Principles of Physiology (4:4:3)
    Fee:  $15.00
    Prerequisite: BIO 211 or Bio 208
    Study of general physiologic processes and control of human organ systems.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 462 Gross Anatomy (1:0:2)
    Fee:  $20.00
    Prerequisite: Completion of BIO 264 or Bio 460 and consent of the instructor.
    This is a gross human anatomy course that takes a regional approach to the study of body systems through the dissection of cadavers.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 475 Evolutionary Biology (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Bio 211 or 208 and Bio 375 required.
    Basic Darwinian evolution and the history of evolutionary thought is presented. Includes the study of the scientific processes through which both microevolution and macroevolution occur, the history of life on earth, phylogenetics, cladistics, molecular evolution, sexual selection, population genetics, and rates of evolution.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 485 Advanced Neuroscience (4:3:3)
    Fee:  $20.00
    Prerequisite: Bio 240
    Fundamentals of Neuroscience covering neuroanatomy, cellular and molecular neuroscience, development of the nervous system, sensory systems, motor systems, regulatory systems and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The associated lab offers students the chance to perform hands-on experiments involving modern neuroscience techniques using state-of-the-art equipment and protocols.
    (Winter)
     
    BIO 490 Special Problems (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Department Chair prior to registration.
    Determined by consultation with instructor.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)
     
    BIO 497 Senior Seminar (1:1:0)
    Prerequisite: Bio 211 or Bio 302
    A capstone course in which participants discuss topics related to the practice of science, the development of a research project, and the presentation of research. Each participant produces a written research proposal that could be used to carry out an independent research project, and makes an oral presentation of their proposal.
    (Winter, Fall)
     
    BIO 498R Biology Research/Occupational Internship (1-8:0:0)
    Evaluated work experience program in biology related fields. Internships experience could involve a work related project for a health care facility, government agency, industry, academic institution or any organization that employs biologists or health care professionals on their staff. Internships will be selected according to needs and training objectives of the student.
    (Winter, Summer, Fall)