Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 558L - Marine Ichthyology Lab

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 558  is required. May be taken as COA 521L  or MAR 508L.
  
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    BSC 559 - Marine Mammals

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of biology, including COA 301, BSC 545L  or Marine Ichthyology, or permission of instructor. Natural history and population ecology of cetaceans. Will include life history, distribution, population dynamics, diet and feeding, social behavior, evolution, and zoogeography. Concurrent registration in BSC 559L  is required. May be taken as COA 543  or MAR 523.
  
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    BSC 559L - Marine Mammals Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 559  is required. May be taken as COA 543L  or MAR 523L.
  
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    BSC 560 - Pharmacology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Vertebrate biology and organic chemistry. The response of living organisms to drugs.
  
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    BSC 561 - Histology

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of biology. Microscopic anatomy of mammalian organ systems. Concurrent registration in BSC 561L  is required.
  
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    BSC 561L - Histology Laboratory


    Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with BSC 561 ; No separate credit given for the laboratory.
  
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    BSC 562 - Microtechnique

    1 hr.
    Techniques for sectioning, mounting, and staining tissue and making whole mounts. Concurrent registration in BSC 562L  is required.
  
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    BSC 562L - Microtechnique Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 562  is required.
  
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    BSC 563 - Pathobiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 461 or BSC 561   Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in BSC 563L  is required. Principles of histopathology in vertebrates and invertebrates.
  
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    BSC 563L - Pathobiology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 563  is required.
  
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    BSC 565 - Embryology

    2 hrs.
    Maturation, fertilization, cleavage, histogenesis, and organogenesis. Concurrent registration in BSC 565L  is required.
  
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    BSC 565L - Embryology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 565  is required.
  
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    BSC 566 - Human Embryology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 465 or BSC 565 . Factors which activate and regulate developmental processes.
  
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    BSC 568 - Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms

    3 hrs.
    Histology of marine organisms, including tissue processing techniques. Concurrent registration in BSC 568L  is required. May be taken as COA 556  or MAR 530.
  
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    BSC 568L - Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 568  is required. May be taken as COA 556L  or MAR 530L.
  
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    BSC 569 - Developmental Biology

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive survey of the experimental, genetic, and molecular analysis of processes that occur during the development of complex organisms.
  
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    BSC 569L - Developmental Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Integrates molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and embryology to understand the mechanisms by which diverse multicellular orgaisms arise from single cells.
  
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    BSC 571 - Advanced Genetics

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370 or 475 or BSC 575  . A continuation of BSC 370. Concurrent registration in BSC 571L  is required.
  
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    BSC 571L - Advanced Genetics Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Laboratory exercises to illustrate basic genetic principles. Concurrent registration in BSC 571  is required.
  
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    BSC 572 - Population Genetics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370 or consent of instructor. The process of evolutionary change.
  
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    BSC 573 - General Endocrinology

    3 hrs.
    A general introduction of basic endocrine physiology and how hormones function in the body. This course focuses more strongly on mammalian endocrine function.
  
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    BSC 574 - Comparative Endocrinology

    3 hrs.
    Course focuses on the endocrine systems of non-mammal vertebrates, and intervertebrates investigating evolutionary relationships of hormone families and hormone uses across groups.
  
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    BSC 575 - Medical Genetics

    3 hrs.
    The basic principles of human genetics, with emphasis on the causation of abnormality and disease.
  
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    BSC 576 - Molecular Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370 or 477. Molecular biology of viral, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic systems.
  
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    BSC 577 - Microbial Genetics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370, 380. The genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms and bacteriophages. Concurrent registration in BSC 577L  is required.
  
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    BSC 577L - Microbial Genetics Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Laboratory exercises to demonstrate principles of bacterial and viral genetics. Concurrent registration in BSC 577  is required.
  
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    BSC 578L - Molecular Biology Laboratory

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 576  or BSC 577  or permission of instructor. The paradigms of molecular biology in a laboratory setting.
  
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    BSC 579 - Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110, 111, 201, CHE 106, 107, 255, 256; CHE 420/CHE 520  or 421/CHE 521 , 422/CHE 522  recommended or permission of instructor. Basic biochemical and molecular techniques used to conduct research in marine biology. Concurrent registration in BSC 579L  is required. May be taken as COA 565 .
  
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    BSC 579L - Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 579  is required. May be taken as COA 565L .
  
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    BSC 580 - Origins and Evolution of Microbial Life

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110/L, 111/L, 380/L. The biotic and chemical origin of microbial cellular life.
  
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    BSC 580L - Origins and Evolution of Microbial Life Laboratory

    1 hr.
    The biotic and chemical origin of microbial cellular life.
  
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    BSC 581 - Pathogenic Microbiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370, BSC 380, and BSC 576  or BSC 577  or permission of instructor. The molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, emphasizing the major groups of disease-producing microorganisms. Concurrent registration in BSC 581L  is required.
  
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    BSC 581L - Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

    1 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 581  is required.
  
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    BSC 582 - Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology

    2 hrs.
    Continuation of BSC 581 . Concurrent registration in BSC 582L  is required.
  
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    BSC 582L - Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 582  is required.
  
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    BSC 583 - Viral Ecology

    3 hrs.
    The interactions between viruses and their hosting species over a wide range of taxonomic levels with emphasis on evolutionary ecology and principal types of transmission cycles.
  
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    BSC 584 - Virology

    3 hrs.
    Viral classification, replication, and molecular biology. Concurrent registration in BSC 584L  is required.
  
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    BSC 584L - Virology and Tissue Culture Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 584  is required.
  
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    BSC 585 - Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

    3 hrs.
    Fundamental principles of medical virology. Concurrent registration in BSC 585L  is required.
  
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    BSC 585L - Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Immunological, molecular, and histological techniques for diagnosis of viral diseases. Concurrent registration in BSC 585  is required.
  
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    BSC 586 - Immunology and Serology

    3 hrs.
    A study of the cellular, chemical, and genetic mechanisms of the immune response. Concurrent registration in BSC 586L  is required.
  
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    BSC 586L - Immunology and Serology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    A laboratory introduction to cellular and serologic immune reactions and their diagnostic usefulness. Concurrent registration in BSC 586  is required.
  
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    BSC 587 - Microbial Physiology

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive survey of bacterial structure, nutrition, and biochemistry. Concurrent registration in BSC 587L  is required.
  
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    BSC 587L - Microbial Physiology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 587  is required.
  
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    BSC 588 - Food Microbiology

    2 hrs.
    Microorganisms affiliated with the preparation, spoilage, pathogenicity, and sanitation of foods. Concurrent registration in BSC 588L  is required.
  
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    BSC 588L - Food Microbiology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 588  is required.
  
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    BSC 589 - Environmental Microbiology

    3 hrs.
    Microbiology of water/air/soil; bioremediation. Concurrent registration in BSC 589L  is required.
  
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    BSC 589L - Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 589  is required.
  
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    BSC 590 - Marine Microbiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): General Microbiology. An introduction to the role of microorganisms in the overall ecology of the oceans and estuaries. Concurrent registration in BSC 590L  is required. May be taken as COA 571  or MAR 509.
  
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    BSC 590L - Marine Microbiology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 590  is required. May be taken as COA 571L  or MAR 509L.
  
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    BSC 591 - Introduction to Bioinformatics

    3 hrs.
    Application of computational techniques to the discovery of knowledge from biological data.
  
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    BSC 591L - Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab

    1 hr.
    Laboratory application of computational techniques to the discovery of knowledge from biological data.
  
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    BSC 594 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 360, CSS 211 or permission of the instructor. Design of experiments, statistical analysis of data and interpretation of analysis results for biological research.
  
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    BSC 600 - Graduate Student Professional Development

    2 hrs.
    Instructional training and research development for graduate students in the biological sciences.
  
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    BSC 648 - Aquatic Insect Ecology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 411, 440, 443. Concurrent registration in BSC 648L  is required.
  
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    BSC 648L - Aquatic Insect Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Concurrent registration in BSC 648  is required.
  
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    BSC 691 - Research

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    BSC 692 - Special Problems

    2-6 hrs.
  
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    BSC 697 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    BSC 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
  
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    BSC 706 - Principles of Biological Systematics

    2 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in BSC 706L  is required. Theory and applications in the study of evolutionary relationships, including species concepts, nomenclature, homology assessment, phylogenetic inference, and classification.
  
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    BSC 706L - Principles of Biological Systematics Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in BSC 706  is required.
  
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    BSC 707 - Planktology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Morphological adaptations, systematics, and life histories of plankton.
  
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    BSC 707L - Planktology Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BSC 717 - Advanced Herpetology

    2 hrs.
    Systematics, natural history, distribution, and economic importance of reptiles and amphibians.
  
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    BSC 717L - Advanced Herpetology Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BSC 730 - Plant-Animal Interactions

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 340 or equivalent. Overview of ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals, including pollination biology, dispersal ecology, carnivory and plant-herbivore interactions.
  
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    BSC 740 - Topics in Marine Biology

    2 hrs.
    Current topics in marine research.
  
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    BSC 741 - Fisheries Biology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 416 or BSC 516 , or consent of instructor. Statistics and management of exploited fish populations.
  
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    BSC 741L - Fisheries Biology Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BSC 742 - Advanced Biological Oceanography

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 445 or BSC 545  or permission of instructor. The sea as a biological environment.
  
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    BSC 745 - Landscape Ecology

    3 hrs.
    The ecology of spatially dynamic ecosystems. Fire, windstorms, land use, and the dilemmas they create for individual species.
  
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    BSC 745L - Landscape Ecology Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): of BSC 745 . Spatial analysis in ecology.
  
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    BSC 746 - Current Topics in Population and Community Ecology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Upper-level ecology course or permission of instructor. The formation, organization, and control of biological populations and communities.
  
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    BSC 747 - Multivariate Applications in Ecology

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to multivariate statistical techniques used in the analysis of ecological datasets.
  
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    BSC 750 - Molecular Ecology

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 370 and 440 or equivalents. Molecular genetic techniques in ecology, evolutions, behavior and conservation.
  
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    BSC 750L - Molecular Ecology Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Laboratory to accompany BSC 750 .
  
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    BSC 751 - Seminar in Animal Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Topics in the behavior and ecology of animals.
  
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    BSC 760 - Cell Ultrastructure

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor Structure and function of cells and cell organelles at the subcellular level.
  
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    BSC 761 - Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 110, BSC 111, BSC 201, PHY 111, BSC 361, and BSC 361L recommended, or permission of instructor. An integrative, functional analysis of vertebrate structure related to ecological contexts.
  
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    BSC 776 - Topics in Gene Regulation

    4 hrs.
    An intensive review of the recent primary literature in molecular genetics and molecular biology, as defined by the topic chosen each semester.
  
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    BSC 780 - Principles of Immunochemistry

    3 hrs.
    A study of the chemistry of antigens, antibodies and complement, and the mechanism of their interaction.
  
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    BSC 780L - Principles of Immunochemistry Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BSC 781 - Immunohematology

    3 hrs.
    A study of serological genetic, and anthropological aspects of human blood groups, isoantigens and antibodies.
  
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    BSC 782 - Advanced Microbial Physiology

    4 hrs.
    Concepts of microbial nutrition, metabolism, adaptation, and genetics as related to growth and environment.
  
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    BSC 784L - Principles of Animal and Plant Cell Culture Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Basic and advanced tissue culture techniques.
  
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    BSC 785 - Advanced Viral Pathogenesis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 486 and BSC 484 or 485 or permission of instructor. Advanced consideration of host-viral interaction from a pathological and immunological perspective.
  
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    BSC 787 - Comparative Immunology

    3 hrs.
    A comparative examination of the evolution development, functions, and mechanisms of natural and acquired immune defense in organisms throughout the phylogonetic spectrum.
  
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    BSC 789 - Microbiology Seminar

    1 hr.
    The presentation and defense of current, classical concepts and principles of microbiology. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    BSC 790 - Biology Seminar

    1 hr.
    The presentation of current concepts in special areas of individual interest.
  
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    BSC 791 - Research in Biology

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the major professor.
  
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    BSC 792 - Special Problems

    2-6 hrs.
  
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    BSC 793 - Research in Zoology

    1-6 hrs.
  
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    BSC 795 - Research in Genetics

    1-9 hrs.
  
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    BSC 796 - Research in Microbiology

    1-9 hrs.
  
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    BSC 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    BSC 861 - Gross Anatomy

    3 hrs.
  
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    BSC 861L - Gross Anatomy Laboratory

    2 hrs.
  
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    BSC 864 - Electron Microscopy

    1 hr.
    Theory and use of the electron microscope, ultramicrotome, and associated specimen preparation.
  
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    BSC 864L - Electron Microscopy Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): for BSC 864 . Practical use of the electron microscope and ultramicrotome. Introduction to specimen preparation and darkroom techniques.
 

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