Biology Health Professions Major
|Biology electives: 20
|BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
(4 credits) General Biology I emphasizes the unity of life, examining the processes
living organisms, and introduce the diversity of life, examining unicellular organisms. This introduction will provide students with a basic understanding of macromolecules,
cell structure and function, respiration and photosynthesis, the cell cycle,
meiosis, the relationship between gene structure and function, mechanisms of
evolutionary change and Christian perspectives on evolutionary biology.A fee is
associated with this course.(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees)
|BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
(4 credits)General Biology II is an introduction to organismal biology emphasizing the
diversity of life forms. Representative organisms from the plant and animal kingdoms will be emphasized. Students will also be introduced to basic ecological concepts and Christia
n perspectives on stewardship. A fee is associated with this course
|Choose one course: 4
|BIO 202WI - Genetics|
A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
|BIO 327 - Biochemistry:Molecular Genetics|
No course description available.
|Chemistry, biochemistry or physics electives 8
|Choose one sequence: 8
|CHE 101 - College Chemistry|
(4 credits)An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is
predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of
students whose programs require only one year of chemistry. A fee is associated
with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
|CHE 102 - College Chemistry|
(4 credits)An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is
especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year
of chemistry.Prerequisite: CHE101. A fee is associated with this course
|CHE 111 - General Chemistry|
(4 credits)An introductory course in chemistry that emphasizes physical and inorganic
concepts, problems and calculations. Topics include chemical reactions, stoichiometry, properties of gases, thermochemistry, theories of atomic structure, and chemical bonding. The
general chemistry sequence (Chemistry 111 and Chemistry 112) is recommended for students with good math / science preparations who intend to proceed to advanced courses in chemistry, the biological sciences or engineering.Prerequisites: high school chemi
stry and ACT math and natural science scores above the 74th percentile. A fee is
associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
|CHE 112 - General Chemistry|
(4 credits)A continuation of Chemistry 111. Topics covered include kinetics,
chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry and nuclear chemistry.Prerequisite: CHE111
or consent of the instructor. A fee is associted with this course
|Total credits required: 48
All Biology Health Professions majors are required to take at least 12 credits of 300-level (or above) biology courses, at least 8 credits of which must have a laboratory.