Science Courses

SCI1100 Anatomy and Physiology I

Study of the structure, function, and pathology (disease) of the human body. Students are introduced to various body systems including the musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, and integumentary, as well as the special senses.

3 Credit Hours

SCI1110 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I

An introduction to the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology as explored through laboratory sessions. Laboratory activities coincide with lectures to enhance understanding of each topic by providing visual and hands-on experiments for the concepts learned in the lecture. Laboratory sessions include microscopy, dissections, and elementary physiological experiments. Among the topics considered are various body systems including the musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, and integumentary, as well as the general and special senses.

Corequisite: SCI1100

1 Credit Hour

SCI1120 Human Biology

Study of the structure and function of the human body. Students are introduced to the various body systems, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, hematological/immunological, and cardiovascular. Course includes definitions, terminology, chemical basis of life, and energy, as well as microbiology.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2100 Anatomy and Physiology II

Study of the structure, function, and pathology (disease) of the human body. Students are introduced to various body systems including the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite: SCI1100

3 Credit Hours

SCI2110 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II

Continues the study of human anatomy and physiology through laboratory exploration. Laboratory activities coincide with lectures to enhance understanding of each topic by providing visual and hands-on experiments for the concepts learned in the lecture. Laboratory sessions include microscopy, dissections, and elementary physiological experiments. Among the topics covered are the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite: SCI1110

Corequisite: SCI2100

1 Credit Hours

SCI2215 Life Sciences

Students are introduced to the various body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, hematological/immunological, and cardiovascular. Course includes definitions, terminology, chemical basis of life, and energy as well as microbiology.

6 Credit Hours

SCI2216 Discovering Science

Provides the learner with an appreciation of the general principles of science and relevance to the student’s future experiences in life. This course is an interdisciplinary approach to all of the natural sciences and their application to human physical, mental, social, and cultural advancement.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2217 Mind and Body

Introduces the fascinating and often surprising connections between the brain (mind) and the physical self (body). Topics range from the personal experience of spirituality, sexuality, psychology, perception, sensation, disease, diet, and disorders to our more general interactions with environment, medicine, and culture.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2220 Human Sexuality

Introduces the biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of reproduction, sexual development and behavior, current issues in contraception, artificial insemination, transmission and control of sexual diseases, and gender selection.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2228 Microbiology

The morphology and function of microorganisms, especially viruses and bacteria, are studied. The characteristics of microorganisms, the disease process, and the immune response are discussed.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2230 Forensic Science

Focuses on the application of science to law. This course introduces students to the field of forensic science through a hands-on approach in its applications to criminal investigations. Students are presented with clear explanations of the techniques, abilities, and limitations of the modern crime laboratory and crime scene.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2233 The Evolution of Life

Provides an introduction to the basic processes of human life and evolution.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2235 Health and Fitness

Provides an introduction to basic health concepts. This course includes an examination of the principles of human health, personal fitness, nutrition, stress, and an overall understanding of wellness. An overview of healthcare in the United States is discussed.

3 Credit Hours

SCI2270 Special Topics in Science

Involves readings and discussions of selected topics in science. Topics will vary each semester.

1 to 3 Credit Hours

SCI3000 Chemistry for Healthcare Professionals

An introduction to chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry for students in nursing and other health science programs. This course expands on foundational knowledge of physiological processes and treatment modalities in human beings. A case study approach will be integrated into the course.

Prerequisite: MAT2211

4 Credit Hours

SCI3301 The Science of Addiction and Obsession

Explores both the biological and sociocultural components of addiction. This course will compare and contrast addictions that affect every individual regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or gender. Students will learn to assess addiction as a disease mediated by both environmental and genetic factors.

3 Credit Hours

SCI3310 Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals

An introduction to the basic principles of nutrition and a foundation for wellness. Practical application of essential information and the interrelationships between nutrition, food, and the environment as they impact health status will be explored. Culture/religious beliefs, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and nutritional trends and how they influence the nutritional health of the person will be examined. The nutritional needs associated with obesity and eating disorders, enteral and parenteral nutrition, metabolic and respiratory stress, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, renal disorders, cancer, and HIV/AIDS across the lifespan will be discussed.

3 Credit Hours

SCI4405 Bioethics

Explores bioethics, the study of the ethical controversies involved in the practice of medicine. Topics include euthanasia, abortion, doctor/patient confidentiality, human and animal experimentation, genetic engineering, stem cell research, cloning, and access to healthcare.

3 Credit Hours

SCI4410 Sustainable Solutions

Incorporates the interconnected concepts of ecology, economy, and ethics to real, practical, workable, sustainable solutions. This course requires the completion of a senior capstone project, including a portfolio and presentation. Students will design a sustainable community, life plan, or business plan with sustainable alternatives.

3 Credit Hours

SCI4470 Special Topics in Science

Special topics in Science are studied in depth at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Science

1 to 3 Credit Hours