In order to meet the needs of students from the programs and of the community members, The College currently offers graduate courses in biology that are described below. These courses do not lead to a master's degree in biology from this college.
BIO/GER 5125 - Biology of Aging, 2 cr. Aging changes which are evident in humans are the result of time interacting with molecular mechanisms of biological systems. Current knowledge of these mechanisms will be examined, followed by an application of the basic principles of biological aging to the systems of the body. Prerequisite: completed course in anatomy/physiology or consent of instructor.
BIO 5210 - Advanced Physiology I, 2 cr. First course in a two-semester sequence which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the Nervous System, Musculoskeletal System and the Circulatory System of humans. Prerequisite: Complete course in Anatomy/Physiology and Pathophysiology or consent of instructor.
BIO 5220 - Advanced Physiology II , 2 cr. Continuation of BIO 5210 which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the Body Defense System, Respiratory System, Renal System, Digestive System, and Reproductive System of humans. Prerequisite: BIO 4210/5210 or consent of instructor.
BIO 5999 - Independent Project, 1-4 cr. Graduate students often have special interests or needs which cannot be met by formal courses. The provision of this option will allow selected students to have some flexibility in meeting their program requirements. The needs of each student will be assessed by the instructor and an individual plan of action/evaluation negotiated.