Undergraduate Course Information

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Undergraduate students in the life sciences should examine courses from several programs in the College of Science and Engineering.

This page contains the complete list of undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Life Sciences. Each entry in this course list includes the following information:

  • Course Number
  • Course Title
  • Credit Hours
  • Link to Syllabus (pdf file)
  • Link to Course Web Site (if available)
  • Tentative Two-Year Course Schedule (NOTE: The schedules on this page are for general planning purposes only and are subject to change.)

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Information about current and future course offerings under the Selected Topics and Special Topics titles (course numbers 4590 or 5590) is found on the Selected Topics / Special Topics Page.

The most current information about the present (or upcoming) semester's schedule of courses is available on the Current On-Line Course Schedule.

The Current Undergraduate Catalog contains a description of each undergraduate program, as well as a description of each undergraduate course (including its prerequisites and/or co-requisites).

Information about graduate course offerings in the Department of Life Sciences is found on the Graduate Course Information Page.


Important Notes:  

Laboratory Safety Seminar (SMTE 0091) is a co-requisite course for all courses in the Department of Life Sciences that have a laboratory component.

Students in any courses that involve Diving must comply with the guidelines established by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Diving Control Board.


Biology Program (BIOL)

Undergraduate Course List

Course Course Title Credit Odd-Numbered Years Even-Numbered Years
Number Click title for most recent syllabus (pdf) (SCH) Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall
BIOL 1406 Biology I 4 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 1407 Biology II 4 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 2200 Professional Skills 2 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 2371 Principles of Evolution 3 Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 2416 Genetics 4 Odd Spring Odd Fall Even Spring Even Fall
BIOL 2420 Principles of Microbiology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring Even Summer
BIOL 2421 Microbiology 4 Odd Spring Odd Fall Even Spring Even Fall
BIOL 2472 Principles of Botany 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 3300 Animal Nutrition 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 3345 Cell Physiology 3 Even Spring
BIOL 3403 Molecular Biology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 3410 Cell Biology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 3413 Invertebrate Zoology 4 Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 3414 Vertebrate Biology 4 Odd Spring Odd Fall Even Spring Even Fall
BIOL 3425 Functional Anatomy 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 3428 Principles of Ecology 4 Odd Spring Odd Fall Even Spring Even Fall
BIOL 3430 Physiology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 3443 Environmental Biology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 3455 Plant Form and Function 4 Even Spring
BIOL 3471 Padre Island Ecology 4
BIOL 3472 Marine Biology 4
BIOL 3479 Plant Ecology 4 Odd Spring
BIOL 4085 Major Field Test in Biology 0 Odd Spring Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 4100 Research Ethics and Professionalism 1 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIOL 4292 Senior Presentation 2 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIOL 4299 Directed Independent Research 1-2 Available any semester: requires administration-approved individual student-faculty Directed Independent Study Contract.
BIOL 4301 Embryology 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 4304 Biology of Viruses 3 Odd Spring
BIOL 4319 Marine Mammals 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4326 Toxic and Therapeutic Plants 3
BIOL 4340 Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics 3 Odd Fall
BIOL 4350 Research and Design 1-3
BIOL 4370 Mariculture 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 4371 Population Genetics 3 Odd Spring
BIOL 4396 Directed Independent Study 1-3 Available any semester: requires administration-approved individual student-faculty Directed Independent Study Contract.
BIOL 4405 Limnology 4 Odd Spring
BIOL 4406 Immunology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4407 Biology of the Fungi 4 Even Spring
BIOL 4408 Microbial Diversity and Ecology 4 Odd Fall
BIOL 4409 Field and Sampling Techniques 4 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIOL 4411 Animal Behavior 4 Odd Summer Even Spring Even Summer
BIOL 4413 Entomology 4 Even Spring
BIOL 4422 Plant Taxonomy 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4425 Ornithology 4 Even Fall
BIOL 4428 Fisheries Biology 4 Even Spring
BIOL 4429 Marine Botany 4
BIOL 4431 Mammalogy 4 Odd Fall
BIOL 4432 Ichthyology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIOL 4433 Parisitology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4435 Biological Microtechniques 4 Even Summer
BIOL 4436 Marine Ecology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4442 Herpetology 4 Even Summer
BIOL 4444 Estuarine Organisms 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIOL 4590 Selected Topics 1-5 Topics vary each semester. Click here for current/future topics.

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Biomedical Sciences Program (BIMS)

Undergraduate Course List

Course Course Title Credit Odd-Numbered Years Even-Numbered Years
Number Click title for most recent syllabus (pdf) (SCH) Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall
BIMS 2171 Medical Terminology 1 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 2172 Introduction to Biomedical Careers 1
BIMS 2200 Professional Skills 2 Odd Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Even Spring Even Summer Even Fall
BIMS 3102 Essentials Laboratory for Clinical Laboratory Science 1 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 3103 Essentials Laboratory for Forensic Science (for Fall 2008 see BIMS 3102) 1 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 3202 Essentials for Applied Laboratory Sciences 2 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 3300 Animal Nutrition 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 3320 Survey of Forensic Science 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 3325 Professional Practice in Forensic Science 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 3401 Pathophysiology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 3403 Molecular Biology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4111 Contemporary Scientific Readings 1
BIMS 4170 Biomedical Seminar 1
BIMS 4182 Seminar – Clinical Correlations 1 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIMS 4295 Biomedical Practicum 2 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4297 Professional Practicum I 2 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4299 Directed Independent Research 1-2 Available any semester: requires administration-approved individual student-faculty Directed Independent Study Contract.
BIMS 4311 Biology of Cancer 3 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIMS 4323 Neurobiology 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4325 Clinical Chemistry I 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4326 Clinical Chemistry II 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4327 Introduction to Toxicology 3 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIMS 4330 Biological Basis of Aging, (Honors Program Version) 3
BIMS 4331 Clinical Immunology I 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4332 Clinical Immunology II 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4333 Medical Entomology 3 Odd Spring
BIMS 4334 Human Genetics 3 Even Spring
BIMS 4335 Endocrinology 3 Odd Spring
BIMS 4340 Forensic Science in Criminal Law 3 Odd Spring
BIMS 4365 Hematology I 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4366 Hematology II 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4370 Medical Bacteriology 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4374 Medical Microbiology 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4375 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BIMS 4378 Advanced Medical Microbiology 3 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4380 Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory Profession 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4382 Advanced Medical Laboratory Procedures 3 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4384 Professional Skills for Clinical Laboratory Scientists 3 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIMS 4396 Directed Independent Study 1-3 Available any semester: requires administration-approved individual student-faculty Directed Independent Study Contract.
BIMS 4406 Immunology 4 Odd Spring Even Spring
BIMS 4410 Histology 4 Odd Fall Even Fall
BIMS 4590 Selected Topics 1-5 Topics vary each semester. Click here for current/future topics.
BIMS 4598 Professional Practicum II 5 Odd Summer Even Summer
BIMS 4599 Professional Practicum III 5 Odd Summer Even Summer

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