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Inquiry in the Biological Sciences [BSCI]: Course List

Science is an approach to asking and answering questions about the natural world. Scientific inquiry uses empirical observations to formulate logical conclusions supported by the evidence. Scientific inquiry also develops evidence-based arguments to advance knowledge within the scientific community. All courses in the natural sciences categories actively engage students in rigorous study of scientific problems. They emphasize science as a process and help students develop a knowledge-based framework by which to make judgments about current issues as scientifically informed citizens.

To fulfill part of your UCORE graduation requirements, choose one course (3 credits) in Biological Science [BSCI] and choose one course (3 credits) in Physical Science [PSCI] such that either the BSCI course or the PSCI course has a lab hour (1 credit).

Note: Courses that fulfill the lab hour requirement are marked with (L).

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCredits
ANIM_SCI205Companion Animal Nutrition3
ANTH260Introduction to Biological Anthropology (L)4
ANTH268Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature3
ANTH280Skeleton Keys: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3
ANTH381Primate Behavioral Ecology3
BIOLOGY101Biology of Humans3
BIOLOGY 102General Biology (L)4
BIOLOGY106Introductory Biology: Organismal Biology (L)4
BIOLOGY107Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics (L)4
BIOLOGY111Laboratory Experiments in Biology and Genetics (L)1
BIOLOGY120Introductory Botany (L)4
BIOLOGY140Introduction to Nutritional Science3
BIOLOGY298Honors Biology for Non-Science Majors (L)4
BIOLOGY308Marine Ecology3
BIOLOGY333Human Nutrition and Health3
ENTOM101Insects and People: A Perspective3
ENTOM102Insects, Infection, and Illness: Medical Entomology for Non-Science Majors (L)4
ENTOM103Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors (L)1
ENTOM150Insects, Science, and World Cultures (L)3
ENTOM201Science in the Public Eye3
FS201Science on Your Plate3
HORT150Science and Art of Growing Plants (L)4
MBIOS101Introductory Microbiology (L)4
MBIOS320DNA and Society3
NEUROSCI105Meet Your Brain3
NEUROSCI150Art and the Brain3
PSYCH372Biological Basis of Behavior3
SCIENCE102Integrated Science: Dynamic Systems of the Natural World (L)4
SOE110The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability (L)4
SOIL_SCI201Soil: A Living System3
SOIL_SCI202Introductory Soil Science Laboratory1
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