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

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Fall 2018
WebAdvisor Title
Biology: Organisms, Genes, Eco
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
6 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Covers introductory biology concepts. Course is 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. Lectures focus on the nature of science, the diversity and the unity of life, evolution, inheritance, ecology, plant structure, animal physiology, and animal development. Laboratory investigations enhance student learning of cognitive and laboratory skills and provide experience with model organisms used in many areas of biological research. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

College preparatory-level high school biology with a grade of B or better or BIO-131 or BIO-152, with a grade of C or better. ENG-131 eligible
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
MTA Categories
  • Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
  • Category 6.2: Natural Sciences with Laboratory Experience
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122