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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 TitleCreditsCollegeStatus
ANIM_SCI205Companion Animal Nutrition3CAHNRSRenewed S20
ANTH260Introduction to Biological Anthropology (L)4CASRenewed S20
ANTH268Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature3CASSubmit for renewal S24
ANTH280Skeleton Keys: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3CASApproved F20
ANTH381Primate Behavioral Ecology3CASSubmitted for renewal S22
BIOLOGY101Biology of Humans3CASRenewed S20
BIOLOGY 102General Biology (L)4CASRenewed S20
BIOLOGY105General Biology Laboratory (L)1CASApproved S22
BIOLOGY106Introductory Biology: Organismal Biology (L)4CASRenewed S22
BIOLOGY107Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics (L)4CASRenewed F19
BIOLOGY111Laboratory Experiments in Biology and Genetics (L)1CASSubmit for renewal S22
BIOLOGY120Introductory Botany (L)4CASRenewed F20
BIOLOGY140Introduction to Nutritional Science3CASRenewed F20
BIOLOGY150Evolution3CASRenewed F20
BIOLOGY298Honors Biology for Non-Science Majors (L)4CASSubmit for renewal S24
BIOLOGY308Marine Ecology3CASSubmit for renewal F22
BIOLOGY333Human Nutrition and Health3CASSubmit for renewal S23
ENTOM101Insects and People: A Perspective3CAHNRSRenewed S22
ENTOM103Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors (L)1CAHNRSSubmit for renewal S23
ENTOM150Insects, Science, and World Cultures (L)3CAHNRSSubmit for renewal F22
ENTOM201Science in the Public Eye3CAHNRSSubmit for renewal F22
FS201Science on Your Plate3CAHNRSSubmitted for renewal S22
FS202Science on Your Plate Laboratory1CAHNRSApproved S22
HORT150Science and Art of Growing Plants (L)4CAHNRSSubmit for renewal F22
MBIOS101Introductory Microbiology (L)4VetMedSubmit for renewal S22
MBIOS320DNA and Society3VetMedSubmit for renewal S22
NEUROSCI105Meet Your Brain3VetMedApproved F19
NEUROSCI150Art and the Brain3VetMedSubmit for renewal S23
PSYCH372Biological Basis of Behavior3CASSubmit for renewal F22
SCIENCE102Integrated Science: Dynamic Systems of the Natural World (L)4CASRenewed S20
SOE110The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability (L)4CAS / CAHNRSRenewed S22
SOIL_SCI201Soil: A Living System3CAHNRSRenewed S22
SOIL_SCI202Introductory Soil Science Laboratory1CAHNRSSubmit for renewal F23
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