BIO-131: Introduction to Biology

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Introduction to Biology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
6 (for 15-week classes)
ENG-131 eligible
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.

MTA Categories
  • Category 6: Natural Sciences (Lecture and Lab)
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.

Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
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.