The biology department offers a yearlong introductory course which satisfies part of the diploma requirement for a laboratory science. Most Juniors will take Biology 100 as their introductory science course. Uppers and Seniors are placed in Biology 550 or 560, 570, 580 by the department chair. In general, students who have had a year of biology and honors in chemistry, or have had AP Chemistry and AP Physics, will be in the 560, 570, 580 sequence. Most other students who wish to take the Biology AP exam should take Biology 550.
Lowers may take biology only by special permission from the department chair.
BIOL-570 Human Anatomy and Physiology
This five-hour course includes an in-depth consideration of some of the major systems of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and function at the cellular, tissue, organ and organ system levels. Not open to those who have had Biology 550. This course may require more than the standard four to five hours of homework per week. Prerequisite: Biology 560 or permission of the department chair.