Chatham University

Biology Curriculum

Minor Requirements
6 courses, including:
BIO 143
The Cell
3 Credits
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of current biological concepts, including cell structure, function, division, and basic genetics. Biologically important molecules also are presented. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours lecture per week.
BIO 143L
The Cell Laboratory
1 Credits
Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO143. Two hours of laboratory per week.

Co-requisite or prerequisite: BIO143.

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.
BIO 144
The Organism
3 Credits
This course provides a general survey of animals and plants at the organismic level, with emphasis on their evolution and various physiological processes such as respiration, circulation, digestion, and reproduction. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours of lecture per week.
BIO 144L
The Organism Laboratory
1 Credits
Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO144. Two hours of laboratory per week.

Co-requisite or prerequisite: BIO144.

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.
3 courses selected from biology courses numbered 200 or above; at least two of these must have a laboratory component.

1 biology elective or any science or mathematics course approved in advance and not already counted toward a major or minor.