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Supporting Science Courses

The Supporting Science courses include Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses. These courses provide students with fundamental scientific knowledge that will help them to be successful in upper level, Biology coursework.

For full information on Chemistry courses, please visit the Department of Chemistry.

For full information on Physics courses, please visit the Physics Course website.

For full information on Math and Statistics courses, please visit the Math Course website.

BCH 3023L Basic Biochemistry Lab

  • Course Description: Practical work in determination and characterization of important biomolecules. Lecture and lab.
  • Credit hours: 2
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BCH 3053

BCH3053 Introductory Biochemistry

  • Course Description: This course is a one-semester, introductory course in Biochemistry. This course is open to all majors and strongly recommended for Biomedical Science majors.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, CHM 2210
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Integrative Animal Biologgy, Marine Biology, Environmental Biology, and Environmental Microbiology Majors. If you are a Cell and Molecular Biology or Microbiology Major, you can only get major elective credit for 1 Biochemitsry course (i.e.BCH 3053 OR BCH 4033).

BCH 4033 Biochemistry I

  • Course Description: Introduction to chemistry and intermediary metabolism of biologically important substances.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, CHM 2211
  • Additional Info: If you are a Cell and Molecular Biology or Microbiology Major, you can only get major elective credit for 1 Biochemitsry course (i.e.BCH 3053 OR BCH 4033).

CHM 2045 General Chemistry I

  • Course Description: Principles and applications of chemistry including properties of substances and reactions, thermochemistry, atomic-molecular structure and bonding, periodic properties of elements and compounds. Lecture.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: 550 SAT Math score OR MAC 1105, CHM 2023 OR 1 year of high school Chemistry

CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of General Chemistry I. Introduction to laboratory techniques; study of properties of elements and compounds; synthesis and analysis of natural and commercial materials. Lab.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CHM 2045

CHM 2046 General Chemistry II

  • Course Description: Continuation of General Chemistry. Lec.-dis.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2045

CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of General Chemistry II. Continuation of chemistry laboratory.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2045, CHM 2045L
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CHM 2046

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I

  • Course Description: Fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Lecture.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2046

CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Course Description: Laboratory portion of Organic Chemistry I. Introduction of organic laboratory principles and techniques.
  • Credit hours: 2
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2046, CHM 2046L
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CHM 2210

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II

  • Course Description: Continuation of organic chemistry. Lecture.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2210

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Course Description: Continuation of organic chemistry laboratory.
  • Credit hours: 2
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2210, CHM 2210L
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CHM 2211

MAC 2241 Life Science Calculus I

  • Course Description: Differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions with applications to life sciences.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Math
  • Prerequisites: MAC 1114 OR MAC 1147 OR 650 SAT Math score OR 29 ACT Math score OR 90 on College-Level Math CPT score

MAC 2242 Life Science Calculus II

  • Course Description: Techniques of integration, differential equations, functions of several variables, series and Taylor polynomials. 
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Math
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2241

MAC 2311 Calculus I

  • Course Description: Differentiation, limits, differentials, extremes, indefinite integral. 
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Department: Math
  • Prerequisites: MAC 1147 OR both MAC 1114 AND MAC 1140 OR 650 SAT Math score OR 29 ACT Math score OR 90 on College-Level Math CPT score

MAC 2312 Calculus II

  • Course Description: Antiderivatives, the definite integral, applications, series, log, exponential and trig functions.
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Department: Math
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2311

PHY 2048 General Physics I (Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: First semester of a two semester sequence of calculus based general physics which includes a study of mechanics, heat, and fluids.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2311 OR MAC 2281
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2048L

PHY 2048L General Physics I Lab (Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: First semester of a two semester sequence of general physics (mechanics, wave motion, sound, thermodynamics, geometrical and physical optics, electricity, and magnetism) laboratory.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2311 OR MAC 2281
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2048

PHY 2049 General Physics II (Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: Second semester of calculus based general physics. Topics study includes wave mechanics, electricity, magnetism and optics. 
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2312 OR MAC 2282, PHY 2048, PHY 2048L
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2049L

PHY 2049L General Physics II Lab (Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: Second semester of general physics laboratory.  
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 2312 OR MAC 2282, PHY 2048, PHY 2048L
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2049

PHY 2053 General Physics I (Non-Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: First semester of a two semester sequence of non-calculus based general physics (mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics).
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 1147 OR both 1140 AND MAC 1114
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2053L

PHY 2053L General Physics I Lab (Non-Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: First semester of a two semester sequence of general physics (mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound, optics, electricity, modern physics, and magnetism) laboratory.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: MAC 1147 OR both 1140 AND MAC 1114
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2053

PHY 2054 General Physics II (Non-Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: Second semester of non-calculus based general physics. Topics studied include electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: PHY 2053, PHY 2053L
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2054L

PHY 2054L General Physics II Lab (Non-Calculus Based)

  • Course Description: Second semester general physics lab.
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Physics
  • Prerequisites: PHY 2053, PHY 2053L
  • Co-requisite: PHY 2054

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics

  • Course Description: Descriptive and inferential statistics, principles of probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and more.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Math
  • Prerequisites: High School Algebra OR 72 Elementary Algebra CPT score