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Enrollment for Fall begins on October 23! All students in the Department of Biological Sciences must see their advisor to have their Term Advisement Hold released. Click here to find out what to expect from advising, and how to get the most out of your advising appointment.

You can find most Spring 2018 courses that meet a requirement or count as an elective through the Enrollment Wizard:

  • Use the “Required Courses” search feature to select classes that meet your degree requirements.
  • Use the drop-down to select the degree requirements you wish to search.
  • NOTE: Only sections for which you meet the prerequisite/requirements will be shown as available options for the upcoming term.

BIO245 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology [B]: Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Renal Systems

This courses is half of our one-year Human Anatomy/Physiology sequence.

These courses can be taken in any order.

If you have taken/are taking BIO212 and need a second Human Anatomy & Physiology course, you should take BIO421/426 in Spring 2018

Credit cannot be earned for either of these courses if you already have BIO212 or BIO421 credit.

BIO421/426 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

This is likely the last offering of this course by our department.

If you took BIO212 and need a second Human Anatomy course, you must take this in Spring 2018.

BIO 484 006 – HB Capstone: Lead Exposure and Human Health COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Jane Hoppin

Description:  This course will focus on understanding key environmental health science issues using lead as an example.  Throughout the semester we will focus on different aspects related to lead and its impact on human health.

BSC 295 032 – Topic:  Professional Development in Life Sciences COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Mrs. Natalie Bunds, and Mrs. Bobbie Kelley

Description: See flyer.

BSC 295 042 – Topic:  Quantitative Approach to Biology COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Gavin Conant

Description:  This course serves as an introduction to the use of mathematical, statistical and computational models for understanding biology at the molecular, population, ecological and evolutionary scales.  The course mixes lectures/discussions with computer lab sessions.  The course will be based around computer exercises using Mathematics, Perl, Linux and other programs.

Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective (BIOSCBS and SZOBS); EEC Elective; Restricted Electives (GNBS); or in place of the statistics requirement for BIO-BA.

BSC 495 007 – Topic:  Personal Genomics COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Daniel Burke

Description:  This course will teach students the principles and practices of data analysis associated with modern human genetic research to gain an understanding of how DNA variation can explain human ancestry and identify genes affecting complex traits.

Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective (BIOSCBS and SZOBS); Life Science Elective (BIO-BA); EEC Elective; HB Elective; IPN Elective; MCD Elective; Genetics Elective

BSC 495 070 – Topic:  Captive Animal Biology Lab COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Jenny Campbell

Description: This course is designed to be the laboratory complement to the lecture course BIO 333 Captive Animal Biology. Students can take the laboratory course as a co-requisite or after having taken the lecture course in a prior semester. This course is intended to allow us to cover some of the key lecture topics in greater depth. We will use case studies from local facilities to emphasize the unique challenges created by the facility’s mission and animal collection. Possible lab locations include: Duke Lemur Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Carolina Tiger Rescue, the NCSU Fish Barn, and the NC Zoo (3 day field trip lab). While much of the lab is field trip based, on weeks without a scheduled trip we will sometimes meet briefly in the lab to work on assignments associated with case studies. Thus some weeks, lab will be just an hour, others will span 3-5 hours including travel time, and one will be a 3 day field trip. Students who take this laboratory must be flexible about their Friday afternoon schedule. For more information on the class, please contact Dr. Jenny Campbell (Jenny_Campbell@ncsu.edu)

Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective (BIOSCBS and SZOBS); Zoology Elective; Life Science Elective (BIO-BA)

ZO 486 007 – Zoology Capstone. Topic: Welcome to the Anthropocene COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Jenny Campbell

Description: Anthrozoology is the study of the human-animal relationship. Anthropocene is the term used to the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. This Zoology capstone course is designed to broadly explore this topic as a class. Students will work in groups on topics chosen by the entire class to discover more on how the animals are coping with life on a planet under our influence. Examples of possible research areas include: the future of food animal agriculture, the problematic rise of exotic pet ownership, the impact of CRISPR on gene editing in domestic animals, and the impact of climate change on the animals and people of the Arctic. For more information on the class, please contact Dr. Jenny Campbell (Jenny_Campbell@ncsu.edu).

Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective (BIOSCBS and SZOBS); Zoology Elective; Life Science Elective (BIO-BA)

ZO 592 072 – Topic:  Creative Video Production for Scientists COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Adrian Smith
Description:   This course will be an introduction to science communication through online video.  Students will survey and discuss current science communication video practices, and will produce their own video pieces.  Graduate students as well as research-active upper-level undergraduates are welcome to register.
Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective for BIOSCBS and SZOBS students.

ZO 592 073 – Topic: Human Skeletal Biology COURSE FLYER

Instructor:  Dr. Ann Ross
Description: See flyer.
Curricula notes: Can be used as Additional Science/Math Elective (BIOSCBS and SZOBS); Human Biology Elective