BIO-131: Introduction to Biology (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Introduction to Biology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
6 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

A foundational course emphasizing the unifying themes of biology. Explores various aspects of living systems, including biological chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity, structure and function relationships, energy transformations, plant and animal systems, ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. Introduces the scientific method and scientific reasoning. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

ENG-131 eligible
MTA Categories
  • Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
  • Category 6.2: Natural Sciences with Laboratory Experience
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Exam
Other Exam Details

Score of 4 or 5 on AP Biology Exam. Score of 56 or higher on CLEP Biology Exam. Score of 5 or 6 in the International Baccalaureate-Higher Level (IB-HL) biology exam.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.