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  Biology

Courses

New Hudson Valley students in the biology department may need advisement on what courses to take to fulfill their academic and career goals. High school students are advised to take some basic biology classes if they wish to pursue the sciences further in college.

High school biology is not necessary for the following courses: High school biology is recommended for the following courses:

BIOL 104 Topics in Biology-the Environment
BIOL 105 Topics in Biology-the Gene
BIOL 109 Biology of the Human Organism
BIOL 125 Nutrition
BIOL 119 General Zoology
BIOL 126 General Nutrition
BIOL 127 Sports & Exercise Nutrition

BIOL 150 General Biology I
BIOL 151 General Biology II
BIOL 205 Microbiology
BIOL 230 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 234 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 270 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 271 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 206 Field Biology
BIOL 115 Medical Terminology
BIOL 207 Botany
BIOL 210 Ecology
BIOL 215 Environmental Science
BIOL 237 Animal Behavior
BIOL 240 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 241 Vertebrate Zoology

High school biology is required for the following courses:
College biology, and in some cases chemistry, is required for the following courses:

BIOL 190, Biology I
BIOL 191, Biology II

BIOL 245 Immunology
BIOL 252 The Biology of Birds
BIOL 265 Principles of Biology
BIOL 275 Cell Biology
BIOL 281, Genetics
BIOL 285, Molecular Laboratory Techniques

For further questions about courses, please contact the biology department at (518) 629-7453.


No High School Biology Necessary

Please note that the courses in the "no high school biology necessary" category may transfer as electives.

Non-major's college biology courses with labs:

BIOL 104, Topics in Biology-the Environment, is an environmental science class aimed to those students who do not intend to take additional science courses.

BIOL 105, Topics in Biology-the Gene, is an introductory genetics and cell biology class aimed to those students who do not intend to take additional science courses.

Introductory level courses that may transfer as is or as elective:

BIOL 119, General Zoology, is appropriate for anyone interested in animal science.

BIOL 126, General Nutrition, is designed to provide the knowledge base in nutrition necessary for healthy living.

BIOL 127, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, covers biochemistry, anatomy, and nutrition concepts intended for students pursuing Physical Education, Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy.

Preparatory course for those not ready for A & P, or needing a science with lab course:

BIOL 109, Biology of the Human Organism, is an overview of human body systems, especially useful for those needing additional background before the standard anatomy and physiology sequence.

Non-major three credit course in science (no lab):

BIOL 125, Nutrition, covers the general aspects of chemistry and digestion that underlay human nutrition.


High School Biology Recommended

A year of college-level general biology that is generally accepted in transfer by all schools:

BIOL 150 and BIOL 151, General Biology I and II, is a general biology sequence appropriate for either a solid liberal arts grounding in biology, or for those students planning to continue in biology, but who do not have the high school biology and chemistry background necessary for BIOL 190 and BIOL 191.

Courses for those pursuing careers in the allied health professions or pre-professional health sciences:

BIOL 205, Microbiology, is an introductory microbiology course appropriate for allied health students.  This course may transfer as an elective.

BIOL 270 and BIOL 271, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, is the standard sequence applicable for future study in the allied health professions, e.g., nursing, pre-PA, etc.  These are generally accepted as transfer courses.

BIOL 115, Medical Terminology, is aimed to allied health students and those with a science background.  This course may transfer as an elective.

Introductory level courses that may transfer as is or as elective:

BIOL 206, Field Biology, is a course that emphasizes natural history and identification of local fauna and flora.

BIOL 207, Botany, is a foundation course for further botanical study, e.g., covering photosynthesis and life cycles.

BIOL 210, Ecology, focuses on the science of ecology, but does not directly require the general biology sequence as background.

BIOL 215, Environmental Science, is the environmental science course appropriate for those pursuing additional course work in the sciences.

BIOL 230 and BIOL 234, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, is the standard sequence applicable for future study in Physical Education, Physical Therapy, or Exercise Physiology.  These are generally accepted as transfer courses.

BIOL 237, Animal Behavior, is appropriate for those interested in wildlife science.  (This is a non-lab science.)

BIOL 240, Invertebrate Zoology, is designed for students planning further study in wildlife science or entomology.

BIOL 241, Vertebrate Zoology, is designed for students planning further study in animal science of pre-professional health science.


High School Biology Required

A year of college level general biology that is appropriate to those planning to major in biology or pursue upper level biology courses at a transfer school, and that is accepted by all schools:

BIOL 190 and BIOL 191, Biology I and II, is the general biology sequence most appropriate for future study in biology and pre-professional health science programs, e.g. pre-med.


College Biology Required

Upper-level biology courses for those majoring in Biology.  These courses should be accepted as second-year level courses by most institutions (but check for their individual requirements). These courses require college General Biology and in some cases General Chemistry (check course descriptions for prerequistes):

BIOL 245, Immunology is intended for those pursuing pre-med programs.

BIOL 252, The Biology of Birds is appropriate for those interested in further study in wildlife science or ornithology.

BIOL 260, Entomology is designed for students planning further study in environmental or forensic science.

BIOL 265, Principles of Microbiology is designed for those planning further study in biology, e.g. biology or biotechnology or those with graduate school goals.

BIOL 275, Cell Biology is appropriate for those seeking admission to pre-med, pre-pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs.

BIOL 281, Genetics, is an overview of Mendelian and molecular genetics and is appropriate for those planning to major in Biology.

BIOL 285, Molecular Laboratory Techniques is an introduction to the principles, concepts, and analytical methods of molecular laboratory techniques.