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

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Fall 2019
Title when registering
Bio: Organisms, Genes, Ecology
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
6 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

One semester of a two-semester sequence in introductory biology 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 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.
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
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