Master of Science in Physician Assistant Pre-Requisite Undergraduate Courses

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Pre-Requisite Undergraduate Courses

*Courses must be taken on ground only

College Math or higher (3 semester credit hours)

MAC2105 (3.0 credit hours) College Algebra Prepares students for disciplines involving quantitative calculations. Topics include operations with algebraic expressions, radicals, exponents, linear and quadratic equations with applications, graphs of linear, quadratic, cubic and rational functions, combinations of functions, composite functions, direct, inverse and joint variation, radical equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic equations and applications, systems of linear equations, and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT1033

MAC2147 (5.0 credit hours) Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry Presents Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry in a single course; primarily to prepare students to take Calculus, MAC 2311. Topics in Algebra include: polynomial, rational and other algebraic functions, their properties and graphs; polynomial and rational inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs; conic sections, matrices and determinants; sequences and series; mathematical induction, binomial theorem and applications. Topics in trigonometry include: trigonometric functions, their properties and graphs; inverse trigonometric equations; solutions of triangles; vector algebra; parametric equations; polar coordinates; applications. Prerequisite: MAC2105

MAC2233 (3.0 credit hours) Survey of Calculus I This course is intended to introduce students to calculus concepts that are important tools for understanding some advanced topics in business, economics, and the social and natural sciences. Prerequisite: MAC 2105, College Algebra with a C or better or appropriate score on the placement test.

MAC2311 (4.0 credit hours) Calculus Introduces Calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, the derivative, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, the mean-value and intermediate value theorem, extrema and graph sketching, areas under curves, the definite integral, antidifferentiation, and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The utility of these key concepts is demonstrated through select applications. Prerequisite: MAC2147

MGF2106 (3.0 credit hours) College Mathematics Delivers a broad overview of applications of mathematics as they relate to the fields of set theory, logic, informal geometry, probability and statistics. Prerequisite: MAT1033

STA2023 (3.0 credit hours) Statistics Introduces statistics. Topics include statistical methods dealing with data collection, grouping and presentation, organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distributions, probability, correlation and regression, estimation, hypothesis testing, and contingency table analysis. Prerequisite: MAT1033

STA3163 (3 credit hours) Intermediate Statistics This course presents tools for the analysis of data. Specific topics include: normal distribution, tests of means, proportions, ANOVA, regression, multiple regression, correlation, and nonparametric methods. A computerized statistical tool is used in the course for data analysis. Prerequisite: STA2023

(English – Minimum of 3 hours in English Composition (6 semester credit hours)

ENL1000 (3.0 credit hours) English Literature Explores select English authors and literary texts. Topics include historical background, social forces, literary genres and elements. (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher.) Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words.)

AML1000 (3.0 credit hours) American Literature Explores select American authors and literary texts. Topics include historical background, social forces, literary genres and elements. (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words.)

CWL1000 (3.0 credit hours) Contemporary World Literature Explores select authors from several genres in twentieth century world literature. Topics include historical background, social, cultural, and political forces, literary genres and elements. (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words.)

(English Composition)

ENC1101 (3.0 credit hours) English Composition I Develops writing skills to achieve career goals. Topics include using principles of pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing to write clear, well-developed paragraphs, essays and a documented research paper. Prerequisite: ENC 0001 or demonstration of proficiency in Basic English (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words.)

ENC2102 (3.0 credit hours) English Composition II Continues ENC1101. Topics include essay writing techniques with emphasis on literary analysis, persuasive writing, basic research and documentation methods. Prerequisite: ENC1101 (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words.)

ENC3213 (3.0 credit hours) Professional Writing Prepares students to write professionally in support of management objectives for audiences within and outside a corporation or non-profit enterprise. Prerequisite: ENC1101

ENC3241 (3.0 credit hours) Writing for the Technical Professional This course is an introduction to rhetoric and professional writing for the technical professions. ENC 3241 will introduce students to persuasive strategies developing theoretical, ethical, and practical frameworks in producing texts for both technical and lay audiences. The course addresses the principles and procedures of technical writing, analyzing audience and purpose, organizing information, designing graphical aids and writing in specialized formats including correspondence and emails, instructions, proposals, and informal and formal reports. Prerequisite: ENC1101

ENC4313 (3.0 credit hours) Research Writing Presents the process for writing proposals as well as informal and formal reports. An overview of constructing an argument and critical analysis of writing material is explored. Prerequisite: ENC 1101

Humanities (3 semester credit hours)

AMH1010 (3.0 credit hours) American History Pre 1877 Examines American history from 1492 to 1876, focusing on political, economic and diplomatic events.

AMH1020 (3.0 credit hours) American History Since 1876 Examines American history since 1876, focusing on political, economic and diplomatic events.

HIS3319 (3.0 credit hours) History of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Examines the history of civil rights and civil liberties in the United States from the origins of the Western political tradition to current issues. Discusses the origins of rights and liberties with particular focus on Athens, Rome, England, and the Enlightenment. Explores the development of civil rights and liberties in the American tradition, with particular focus on the colonial period and Revolution, the Constitution, the Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow. Includes the progress of civil rights and liberties in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty, and the post-9/11 era.

MAN4065 (3.0 credit hours) Business Ethics This course applies an ethical dimension to business decisions in today's complex political, social, economic and technological environment.

MUH2011 (3.0 credit hours) Music Appreciation Introduces basic elements of music combined with a survey of Western art music.

PHI1010 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Philosophy Explores the history, purpose, methods and problems of philosophy. Topics include systems of philosophical thought as students develop a personal philosophical perspective based on ancient and current theories.

PHI2610 (3.0 credit hours) History of Ethics An inquiry into the significance of moral good and evil, seeking to clarify these issues through the use of reason. This course will study the challenge of relativism and moral skepticism and will seek to explore some of the main ethical theories which have been developed in the philosophical tradition including Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Utilitarianism, Kantian deontology and virtue. This course will philosophically analyze contemporary ethical concerns such as abortion, contraception, cloning, just war, and euthanasia.

PHM 2000 (3.0 credit hours) Nature and Person This course is a systematic study of human nature, personhood, and the most profound questions concerning the activity and destiny of human persons. Beginning with a review of the classical mind-body problem, the course will examine and contrast the insights of ancient and modern writers concerning the basic truths about the person. Sources may include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kierkegaard, Scheler, and Wojtyla.

PLA3700 (3.0 credit hours) Ethics Examines the ethical rules of conduct governing attorneys and other legal professionals. Topics include conflicts of interest, maintaining client confidences, solicitation of clients, zealous representation and the unauthorized practice of law.

REL1200 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Christian Scriptures This course is a general introduction to the Scriptures through an analysis of the development of key themes, texts and the literary forms and historical background which shape the message of salvation history from creation to the parousia. Consideration of the Bible as the progressive revelation of Christ as the Word of God and emphasis on the literal sense of the text are facets of the course.

REL1930 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Catholic Theology This course is an introduction to Catholic theology with particular attention given to natural and divine revelation, and the essential beliefs, doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. Includes an introduction to the sources of theology and theological method.

SPC1017 (3.0 credit hours) Speech Communications Focuses on preparation and delivery of various types of speeches. Topics include techniques to improve interpersonal communication skills, job interviewing and working in teams.

THEO105 (4.0 credit hours) Sacred Scripture This course serves as the first theology course in the core curriculum. Since God is the primary author of Scripture, the soul of sacred theology is the study of the sacred page. This course has a twofold goal: to introduce students to the principles of authentic Catholic biblical exegesis, and to explore how God, the Creator, has acted through his covenants to draw his people, disordered by the Fall, back to himself. The course begins by examining the principles of Catholic exegesis as set forth definitively by Dei Verbum and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We then undertake a careful reading of large segments of the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on the unity of Scripture.

WOH1001 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to World History Presents a comprehensive global perspective of world history. Topics include most geographical areas and civilizations, links among civilizations and political and economic systems. The course perspective is multicultural and multifaceted to support a more integrated understanding of global development. (Offered only online for Business Administration in Spanish)

Social Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

CCJ1010 (3.0 credit hours) Criminology Provides a survey of delinquent and criminal behavior including: the measurement of crime, causes of deviant behavior based on psychological, biological, and sociological theories, selected case studies and the future direction of criminal justice.

CCJ1020 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Criminal Justice Examines and evaluates courts, police and correctional organizations in the United States. Topics include the history of criminal justice organizations and contemporary problems and their solutions

CJF3470C (4.0 credit hours) Forensic Anthropology An introductory study of the application of the science of physical anthropology to the identification and recovery of human remains. Includes methods used to determine age, sex, height, ancestry of human skeletal remains as well as identification of trauma and disease affecting skeletal remains. Prerequisites: BSC1005, BSC1006 and CJE3670C.

COM2460 (3.0 credit hours) Intercultural Communication Introduces concepts and theories of intercultural communications. Students examine their own assumptions and learn the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. Emphasis is placed on improving communication with people from other cultures.

COM3033 (3.0 credit hours) Persuasion Theories and methods of communication designed to influence human decision-making. Examines characteristics of persuasive messages in groups, organizations, and institutions.

COM3203 (3.0 credit hours) Cross-Cultural Communication Analyzes the theories of cross-cultural communications. Explores communication barriers that result from cultural differences and misunderstandings. Examines the effects of new media technologies on globalization and world events.

COM3500 (3.0 credit hours) Political Communication Theory, methods and ethics of political communication and messages designed to inform and influence internal and external publics.

COM4603 (3.0 credit hours) Social Media and Society Examines the development of social media technologies as well as their impact on economics, politics, communication and community.

CPO2030 (3.0 credit hours) Politics of the Developing World Introduces the student to the politics of the developing world by analyzing the historical, cultural, economic, and political structures that characterize the developing world. Prerequisite: CPO2002, POS1041

INP3224 (3.0 credit hours) Workforce Diversity Addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background in the United States. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power. Prerequisite: PSY1012 or SYG1000

INR2001 (3.0 credit hours) International Relations Examines International Relations by defining and exploring the role of the nation-state, international organizations, and transnational organizations (criminal, non-governmental, environmental, and religious). The course examines the new international order in terms of war, globalization, trade, the North-South divide, the world economy, the environment, and political theories of realism and idealism. Prerequisite: POS1041

INR2109 (3.0 credit hours) US Latin American Relations Introduces the student to the politics of Latin America and explores the diplomatic relations between the United States and Latin America. Historical, political, and social factors are considered for understanding the region. Prerequisite: CPO2002, INR2001, POS1041

ECO1023 (3.0 credit hours) Microeconomics Presents microeconomics theories. Topics include theory and application of supply and demand elasticity, theory of consumer demand, utility, and indifference curve analysis, law of diminishing returns in production ranging from pure competition to pure monopoly, production theory and the theory of income distribution, comparative advantage, trade policies, exchange rates and balance of payments.

ECO2013 (3.0 credit hours) Macroeconomics Presents basic economic concepts emphasizing the part the United States plays in a global economy. Foundations of economic theory are presented, using topics from television news and mass media. Topics include GDP, National Income Accounting, United States fiscal policy and economic growth.

ECO4701 (3.0 credit hours) The World Economy Provides a broad overview of the international economy in historical perspective, with emphasis on economic demography, trade flow capital movements, diffusion of technology, and the emergence of transnational institutions. Prerequisite: ECO2013

EDF3604 (3.0 credit hours) Social Foundations of Education Explores the historical and social foundations of education and their influence on contemporary American education. The course identifies Florida’s Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession and examines teachers’ legal rights and responsibilities.

POS1041 (3.0 credit hours) Political Science Addresses how America has evolved from an agrarian to a post-industrial society. Topics include the Constitution and its three branches of government.

POS3063 (3.0 credit hours) Intergovernmental Relations Interactions among federal, state, and local levels of government, policies and administrative structures and process at the various levels of government are studied Prerequisite: POS1041

POS3205 (3.0 credit hours) Voting Behavior and Public Opinion Reviews American political culture and forces that affect it. Political theory, political socialization, and political ideology are presented. The role of the media, the economy, and education are discussed. Prerequisite: POS1041

POS4142 (3.0 credit hours) Urban Government Social Policy Historical review of urbanization in America, the governmental and political structures as they function in urban areas, and the discussion of urban, social and political problems. Prerequisite: POS1041

POT3632 (3.0 credit hours) Religion and Politics Presents the institutional and individual role of religion and politics, including globalization, fundamentalism, and secularization. Prerequisite: POS1041, POT1003

SYD4410 (3.0 credit hours) Sociology of the Urban Community Examines the development of American cities and suburbs and the unique characteristics of urban life. Topics include urban conditions such as crowding, pollution and ethnic segregation and examine their impact on crime.

SYG 1000 (3.0 credit hours) Sociology Explores human society and introduces the discipline and methods of sociology. Topics include customs, groups, organizations, institutions, classes and social processes. (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4000 written words.)

Behavioral Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

CCJ3601 (3.0 credit hours) Deviant Behavior Topics include psychological motivations of criminals, psychological effects of crime upon victims, use of psychology as a crime-fighting tool and psychological behavior of addicts, sociopaths, and sex offenders.

CLP3005 (3.0 credit hours) Marriage and Family Focuses on marriage and family dynamics in contemporary society. Explores issues related to parenting, divorce and gender roles. Emphasizes models of communication and conflict resolution.

CLP3300 (3.0 credit hours) Concepts of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Introduces the basic concepts and historical perspectives of counseling and clinical psychology. Emphasizes self-analysis regarding the profession of counseling and personal motives for choosing the profession. Topics include the realities, implications, ethical and legal issues and the formation of an integrated approach to counseling.

CLP3314 (3.0 credit hours) Health Psychology Presents a survey of health psychology. Topics include behaviors and lifestyles affecting individual health, health enhancement, disease prevention, safety and rehabilitation.

CLP4182 (3.0 credit hours) Addictive Behaviors Presents models of understanding addictions and introduces various treatment approaches for addictions. Focuses on the impact of addictions on families and prevention programs.

CLP4390 (3.0 credit hours) Forensic Psychology Examines the use of psychology in law enforcement. Studies the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists in both violent and non-violent crimes and the court system.

DEP1030 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Cognitive Development Explores theories of cognition as they relate to human development. Focuses on the behavioral and physiological approaches to cognition. Topics include perception, attention, memory, problem-solving and critical thinking.

DEP2004 (3.0 credit hours) Lifespan Development Explores human development and examines theories and empirical studies dealing with human cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in the context of a lifespan. Explores emergent and controversial topics relevant to a student’s home and work environment.

DEP2280 (3.0 credit hours) Human Exceptionality Presents attitudes, beliefs, habits, and community identity as they relate to quality of life. Examines the impact of medical, social, legal, and ethical considerations upon exceptional human beings. Focuses on various human disabilities and challenges while engaging students in critical thought, problem solving, and examination of how scientific and technological advancements have been beneficial to individuals with disabilities.

DEP3103 (3.0 credit hours) Child Psychology Focuses on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from prenatal development through adolescence. Explores current issues concerning the family, the formation of value systems and problems facing children in contemporary society.

DEP4305 (3.0 credit hours) Adolescent Psychology Focuses on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development that takes place during the adolescent years. Examines the influence of family, peers, school, work, and culture. Topics include current issues in adolescent development concerning autonomy, the formation of identity, intimacy and sexuality, and problems facing adolescence in contemporary society.

DEP4404 (3.0 credit hours) Psychology of Adult Development and Aging Uses a biopsychosocial perspective to examine the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of young, middle-aged and older adults. Explores issues of gender, culture, socioeconomic status, and diversity as they relate to adulthood.

DEP4481 (3.0 credit hours) Death and Dying Focuses on people's awareness of their mortality and how death affects life and culture. Examines the stages of death and dying and encourages students to look at their own mortality and reflect upon their lives.

INP3004 (3.0 credit hours) Industrial Psychology Focuses on the application of psychological principles and theories to the behavior of people in organizational settings.

MAN3326 (3.0 credit hours) Industrial/Organizational Psychology Focuses on the application of psychological principles and theories to the behavior of people in organizational settings.

MAR4503 (3.0 credit hours) Consumer Behavior Introduces consumer behavior in the marketplace. Topics include analysis of consumer motivation, buying behavior, market adjustment and product innovation. Behavioral aspects of the marketing process from producer to ultimate consumer are considered.

PET2214 (3.0 credit hours) Sports Psychology Introduces psychological theories of behavioral change and presents the application of practical concepts from these theories. Topics include lifestyle modification, goal setting, symptoms of anxiety and depression and the role of sport psychologists in performance.

PET4214C (4.0 credit hours) Sport and Exercise Psychology This course presents the student with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the essence of the world of sport and exercise psychology.

PSY1012 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Psychology Introduces terms and concepts dealing with basic psychological research methods, human and animal behavior, life-span development, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, personality structure, stress and coping, behavior disorders, social pressures and cultures. Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking strategies through their participation in various discussions of psychological theories and concepts throughout this course. (Gordon Rule course requiring a grade of “C” or higher. Keiser University requires a minimum of 4,000 written words for the course.)

PSY1082 (3.0 credit hours) Introduction to Experimental Psychology Introduces the process of experimental research in the field of psychology. Focuses on how to locate and analyze empirical research studies. Topics include how to develop, design, and carry out ethical experimental research as well as how to communicate the results of the research.

PSY2206 (3.0 credit hours) Social Psychology Presents the field of social psychology. Focuses on human nature, culture, and the importance of relationships in the human race. Topics include social cognition, affect, emotion, and the formation of beliefs and attitudes. Explores interpersonal attraction, exclusion, relationships, sexuality and group interactions.

PSY2214 (3.0 credit hours) Abnormal Psychology Explores the theories of psychopathology and abnormal behavior and presents a historical overview of the services provided to individuals with mental illness. Introduces the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders along with approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major psychological disorders.

PSY2314 (3.0 credit hours) Psychology of Personality Presents an overview and history of personality theories. Topics include tests, measurements, scoring and interpretation of personality assessments. Emphasizes critical analysis of personality theories, methods and measures.

PSY2450 (3.0 credit hours) Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict Examines beliefs, attitudes and behaviors as they relate to conflict and conflict resolution. Focuses on basic skills for resolving interpersonal conflicts. Topics include analysis of problems associated with emotion, gender roles, culture, ethnicity, communication, confidentiality and impartiality in mediation.

PSY3309 (3.0 credit hours) Behavioral Neuroscience Studies the relationship between the brain and behavior through a detailed examination of the neuron, the brain, and the nervous system. Explores the multiple aspects of human behavior and functioning.

PSY3336 (3.0 credit hours) Industrial and Organizational Psychology Examines the methods, practice, and theories of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a subfield of psychology in the work place. Topics include job analysis and evaluation, employee motivation, organizational communication, group behavior, conflict resolution and stress management.

PSY4830 (3.0 credit hours) Sports Psychology Examines the psychological aspects of sport and exercise. Focuses on motivation and goal setting in sport and introduces cognitive and behavioral interventions.

PSY4836 (3.0 credit hours) Psychology of Coaching and Team Building This course provides an extensive overview of the coaching and the team-building process used in sports. Topics include: group processes, effective communication, team-building techniques, leadership skills, and interpersonal communication.

PSY4850 (3.0 credit hours) Positive Psychology Presents the identification and application of the psychology of well-being. Topics include the management of emotions, resilience, positive traits, strengths of character, self-regulation and self-control.

Medical Terminology (2 Semester credit hours)

HIM2472C (3.0 credit hours) Medical Terminology

This course teaches the basic structure of medical words structure using the body system approach. It serves as a foundation for understanding the medical language required to read and comprehend clinical documentation and be able to communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Prerequisite: HIM1012C

HSC1531 (3.0 credit hours) Healthcare Medical Terminology

Includes the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms and plurals. Topics include correct pronunciation, spelling and definitions.

*General Biology or Zoology with on ground only laboratory (4 semester credit hours)

BSC1005 (3.0 credit hours) General Biology Introduces elementary cell structure, metabolism, and reproduction. Topics include aspects of general and biological chemistry, cell cycles, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, nature of heredity and the genetic basis of speciation.

*BSC1005L (1.0 credit hour) General Biology Laboratory Consists of practical applications of theories and concepts presented in BSC1005 (General Biology)

BSC1006 (3.0 credit hours) Advanced Biology Extends theories and concepts presented in BSC1005 (General Biology). Topics include biological classification, nutrient procurement and processing, reproduction and development, environmental responses, interactions of organisms with one another and with their environment. Prerequisite: BSC1005

*BSC1006L (1.0 credit hour) Advanced Biology Laboratory Consists of practical applications corresponding to the theories and concepts presented in BSC1006 (Advanced Biology).

BSC2010 (3.0 credit hours) Biology I This course is designed for science majors. Introductory topics include the organization of the living world, the requirements of life, the scientific method, and aspects of general and biological chemistry. Aspects of cells include their structure and function, energy acquisition and utilization, the cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, genetic defects, chromosomes, DNA structure, replication, protein synthesis, the genetic code, and mechanisms of gene control. Current molecular biology and technologies are introduced.

*BSC2010L (1.0 credit hour) Biology I Laboratory This course is to be taken in conjunction with BSC2010. This course is designed to explore the organization of the living world through inquiry-based laboratory scenarios. Students will build upon concepts discussed in the corresponding lecture. Corequisite: BSC2010

BSC2011 (3.0 credit hours) Biology II This is an introductory / survey course that extends the curriculum of General Biology for majors (BSC-2010). Aspects of the theory and dynamics of evolution and the origin and evolution of life are followed by a survey of the diversity of life. The structure and function of plants and animals are compared. Patterns of interaction of organisms with each other and their environment are explored together with the human impact on biodiversity. Prerequisite: BSC2010

*BSC2011L (1.0 credit hour) Biology II Laboratory This is an introductory biological laboratory course designed for science majors that extends the concepts and theories of BSC2010 (General Biology), and consists of practical applications corresponding to theories and concepts presented in BSC2011 (Advanced Biology for science majors).
*General Chemistry I and II with on ground only laboratories (8 semester credit hours)

CHM2045 (3.0 credit hours) General Chemistry Introduces chemical concepts, principles and applications. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids and bases and an introduction of organic chemistry.

*CHM2045L (1.0 credit hour) General Chemistry Laboratory Consists of practical applications of principles and concepts presented in CHM2045 (General Chemistry).

CHM2046 (3.0 credit hours) Advanced Chemistry Surveys molecular structure, nomenclature and reactions of major classes of organic compounds. Topics include main categories of biological molecules and an overview of biochemical processes in living organisms, including digestion, biochemical energetics, molecular genetics and key biosynthetic pathways. Prerequisite: CHM2045

*CHM2046L (1.0 credit hour) Advanced Chemistry Laboratory Consists of practical applications and topics presented in CHM2046 (Advanced Chemistry).

*Microbiology with on ground only laboratory (4 semester credit hours)

*MCB2000C (4.0 credit hours) Microbiology I Presents pathogens and the diseases they cause. Topics include morphology, behavior, characteristics, activities of common microorganisms and techniques of identification, culturing, staining, counting and isolating microorganisms.

MCB3020 (4.0 credit hours) Microbiology Presents both pathogens and non-pathogens and their interactions with humans. Emphasis is on human diseases. Topics include microbial structure, physiology, classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, anti-infective agents, and the immune system. Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L

*MCB3020L (1.0 credit hour) Microbiology Laboratory This course is to be taken in conjunction with MCB3020. Consists of practical applications and concepts presented in MCB 3020 (Microbiology). Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L

*PCB1258C (4.0 credit hours) Diagnostic Microbiology Focuses on unicellular organisms with emphasis on their taxonomy, morphology and physiology. Topics include the importance of microorganisms in biotechnology, ecological concerns, clinical diseases, genetic concepts and reproduction of microbial agents. Prerequisites: BSC1005, CHM1045

Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry (3 semester credit hours)

BCH1020C (4.0 credit hours) Fundamentals of Biochemistry Provides basic knowledge of structural organic molecules, acid-base chemistry, reaction mechanisms and chemical thermodynamics. Topics include the roles of essential biological molecules, focusing on protein chemistry, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and enzymes. Prerequisites: BSC1005, CHM1045

BCH3205 (3.0 credit hours) Fundamentals of Biochemistry Provides basic knowledge of structural organic molecules, acid-base chemistry, reaction mechanisms and chemical thermodynamics. Topics include the roles of essential biological molecules, focusing on protein chemistry, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and enzymes. Prerequisite: CHM3206

BCH4053 (3.0 credit hours) Biochemistry I Presents a comprehensive overview of concepts in the field of biochemistry. Aspects of cell organization, biochemical reactions, structures, purification and characterization of proteins, enzymes, lipids, and nucleic acids will be explored. Prerequisite: CHM2211, CHM2211L

BCH4054 (3.0 credit hours) Biochemistry II Presents a comprehensive overview of concepts in the field of biochemistry. Aspects of metabolism, carbohydrates, energy storage, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, lipid metabolism, photosynthesis, metabolisms of nitrogen and cellular signaling will be explored. Prerequisites: BCH4053, CHM2211, CHM2211L

CHM2210 (3.0 credit hours) Organic Chemistry I Study of structures, synthesis, and mechanism of reactions of different carbon compounds. Prerequisites: CHM 2045, CHM2045L, CHM 2046, CHM2046L

CHM2211 (3.0 credit hours) Organic Chemistry II Study of structures, synthesis, and mechanism of reactions of different carbon compounds. Prerequisites: CHM2210, CHM 2010L

*Human Anatomy and Physiology and with on ground only laboratories (8 semester credit hours)

*BSC2085C (4.0 credit hours) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Provides basic structure, function and chemistry of the human body. Topics include terminology, chemistry, cell biology, tissues, cellular respiration and body systems including skeletal, muscular, respiratory, reproductive and integumentary systems. Laboratory experience includes microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models and dissection.

*BSC2086C (4.0 credit hours) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Continues BSC 2085 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I), with emphasis on circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, nervous and urinary systems. Topics include blood, sense organs, nutrition and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance. Laboratory experience includes microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models and dissection. Prerequisite: BSC2085C

*PCB3703C (4.0 credit hours) Human Physiology Provides students with relevant academic information regarding the function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, including their interaction and integration with each other in the human body. Content will place an emphasis on regulatory mechanisms and some abnormal physiology. Prerequisites: ZOO3733C

*ZOO3733C (4.0 credit hours) Human Anatomy Provides basic, integrated and functional anatomy of the human body in a clinically oriented way. Topics include gross and microscopic study of cell, tissues, organs, and organ systems. An emphasis on nomenclature with a critical understanding of how structure is related to function. All major human organ systems are completed before the start of the Human Physiology Course. Prerequisites: BSC2010C or equivalent

Genetics (3 semester credit hours)

PCB2065C (4.0 credit hours) Principles of Genetics This course is introductory. Topics include fundamentals of DNA, chromosome structure and function, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics in eukaryotes, prokaryotes and viruses, recombinant DNA technology, gene expression and the genetic basis of immunology. Prerequisites: BSC1011 and CHEM2046

PCB3063 (3.0 credit hours) Genetics Presents a comprehensive overview of concepts in the field of genetics. Aspects of genes, genomes, genetic analysis, chromosomes, gene regulation, development, DNA repair, cancer and population genetics will be explored. Prerequisites: BSC2010, BSC2010L, CHM2046, CHM2046L

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