Biology, B.S. | Degrees | New York Tech (2022)

Biology Credits:
BIOL 150 General Biology II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 110

The variety of living things is demonstrated by a study of representative plants and animals, emphasizing the viewpoints of taxonomy, phylogeny, morphology, and physiology. The continuity of life is demonstrated through studies in reproduction, genetics, and organic evolution. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking strategies are emphasized. Collaborative laboratory assignments include the dissection and study of fixed and living specimens representing the whole range of life.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 210 Human Anatomy 4
A structural study of the human body. Topics include cells and tissue, skeleton, articulation, muscles, body systems, special organs, and surface anatomy.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 233 Genetics** 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: BIOL 150, CHEM 150

A study of the fundamental theories, methods, and application of genetics. Mendelian genetics, the foundation for the discipline, will be discussed as well as recent advances, including recombinant DNA research and cloning. Operational or modern genetics will be compared to traditional theories. Other topics will include: the operon, microbial genetics, the triplet code, complementation analysis, extra chromosomal inheritance, and population genetics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 235 Microbiology 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 150 except BS Health & Wellness and BS Nursing

A first course in microbiology which treats the anatomy, physiology, and relationships of bacteria, fungi, viruses, Rickettsiae, and protozoa. Included are discussions of the role of microorganisms in the food industry, in the environment, and in health.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 310 Human Physiology 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 210 and one course in this group: CHEM 105 or CHEM 110. Life Sciences Osteopathy: One course in this group: CHEM 105 or CHEM 110.

An introductory course in the functions and mechanisms of the human body. Laboratory exercises include the detection and measurement of these functions using modern methods.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 325 Evolutionary Biology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 335 or BIOL 233

This course focuses on the history and theory of evolution as it relates to living things. Specific topics include the historical origins of Darwinism and the Modern Synthesis; mechanisms of natural and sexual selection; genetic drift; concepts of species and other biological populations; genomics applied to taxonomy and systematics; the evolution of complex ecosystems; developmental genetics and embryology as applied to phylogeny; overview of the history of life on earth in relation to geological and other environmental changes; and the consequences of human activities on the evolution of contemporary biological populations.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

BIOL 340 Biochemistry 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 150 and CHEM 210. Life Sciences Osteopathy majors: Prerequisite BIOL 150 and co-requisite CHEM 210.

A practical introduction to the fundamentals of the structure and properties of the biomolecules in close context with their metabolism. Major emphasis is placed on the dynamic nature of biochemistry and the interrelationships of the various metabolic pathways that make up the totality of life. Work in the laboratory illustrates the more common biochemistry techniques and principles encountered in the lecture.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

BIOL 395 Introduction to Research Literature 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Any 300 level BIOL or CHEM course

This course will provide you with an opportunity to explore scientific research and review articles in several areas of biomedical and chemical research and discuss: a) research design; b) experimental material and techniques; c) analysis, interpretation, presentation and critique of data/ results; d) statistical analyses; and e) improving your scientific writing and oral presentation skills. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours - Course Credits 3-0-3

BIOL 432 Cell Biology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 340

Biochemical and biophysical aspects of cellular structures and functions are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

Total: 33 Credits
** BIOL 335 Genetics also counts towards this requirement.
Chemistry Credits:
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 135 or TMAT 135, MATH 136 or TMAT 155, MATH 141, MATH 161, or MATH 170

An introduction to theoretical and inorganic chemistry. Studies include: types of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, gas laws, and chemical calculations. Laboratory work illustrates common laboratory techniques as well as chemical principles.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

CHEM 150 General Chemistry II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 110

A continuation of CHEM 110. Topics to be covered include thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, ionic equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry. Laboratory work illustrates the principles discussed in the lecture.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 150

This course includes the study of the stereochemistry and electronic structure of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, and the properties of their functional groups. Laboratory work consists of the determination of physical constants and the preparation of various organic compounds.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 210

A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Studies include: the advanced theoretical treatment of reaction mechanisms, spectroscopic properties of organic compounds, and configurations of some important biological systems. Laboratory work consists of more advanced organic syntheses and qualitative organic analysis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

Total: 16 Credits
Mathematics Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155 or Math Placement Exam

Study of lines and circles. Functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, introduction to derivatives of trigonometric functions. Application of derivatives to physics problems, related rates, maximum-minimum word problems and curve sketching. Introduction to indefinite integrals. The conic sections.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4

BIOL 250 Biostatistics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: BIOL 110, MATH 170

This course provides students with a foundation in statistics with special focus on biomedical applications such as epidemiology, combined with an introduction in R, a robust and widely used statistical package. Topics covered include: descriptive statistics, probabilities, frequency distributions, hypothesis testing, Fisher and Chi-square tests, Z-score, data normalization and T-test. Additionally, more elaborated strategies including Analysis of Variance, correlation, linear regression and Bayesian statistics will be introduced, as these methods are considered essential tools for biomedical sciences.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

Total: 7 Credits
Physics Credits:
PHYS 175 Pre-Med Physics I 5
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 170

A basic course in physics for the student in the Combined Baccalaureate/Osteopathic Physician Program. Covers vectors, forces and torques, dynamics, energy momentum, fluids, gasses, liquids, solids, heat and thermodynamics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-2-5

PHYS 185 Pre-Med Physics II 5
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 175

A continuation of PHYS 175. Includes waves, sound, light, optics, electricity, current, magnetism, instrumentation, atoms and nuclei.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-2-5

Total: 10 Credits
Project Lab or Research (choose one) Credits:
BIOL/CHEM 48X Research Project Lab choice 3
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BIOL 493 Independent Research III 3
An advanced biomedical project under the supervision of a faculty member. Classroom hours- Laboratory and/r studio course-Course Credit 3-0-3
BIOL 494 Independent Research IV 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 395 or BIOL 425

An advanced biomedical project under the supervision of a faculty member. Classroom hours- Laboratory and/r studio course-Course Credit 4-0-4

Total: 3–4 Credits
Science Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any electives. 9
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General Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any electives. 9
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