BIO-150: Biology: Organisms, Genes, and Ecology

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Bio: Organisms, Genes, Ecology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
6 (for 15-week classes)
ENG-131 eligible; BIO-131 or BIO-134 or BIO 135 or BIO-152, with a grade of C or better OR a Biology 131 waiver. Biology 131 waiver information can be accessed through a link in the “Additional Information” section of Biology 131 course listings in the Self-Service Schedule.
Course Description

A one-term course that, with BIOLOGY 152, collectively forms the majors-level introductory biology course unit designed to meet the needs of students interested in transferring to four-year institutions and majoring in biological sciences or related fields, as well as students interested in entering programs in pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and related areas. Course focuses on the nature of science, the diversity and the unity of life, evolution, inheritance, ecology, plant function and reproduction, animal physiology, and animal development. Through laboratory investigations, students develop cognitive and laboratory skills and gain experience with model organisms used in many areas of biological research. 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
Minimum Score on Other Exam
Other Exam Details

Score of 7 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 2024 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.