Biology at Pitt-Johnstown
On the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Biology is offered as a major as well as a minor. With the biological sciences playing a growing role in everyday life, a minor in biology allows a student to appreciate, recognize, and assess these significant new developments. The minor consists 20 credits which are broken down into general and advanced Biology classes.
What Biology classes are available?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Biology courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Biology course descriptions, click here.
|GENERAL BIOLOGY 1|| |
|A study of structure function and energetics on a cellular level, integrating biological systems and their control mechanisms. Required for all biology majors. A general chemistry or preparation for chemistry course is recommended as a corequisite.|
|BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION || |
|Examines the role of humanity in utilizing and protecting the vast variety of species and ecosystems that make up the natural world. In particular, the roles of science, management, policy, and advocacy will be elucidated in the context of strategies designed to conserve the diversity of life.|
|DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY|| |
|This course will provide an overview of the fundamental principles of animal development, as well as highlight the recent advancements in this field. The material presented will include classical embryology of both invertebrate and vertebrate embryo, as well as more contemporary studies on the cellular mechanisms of axis determination, segmentation, germ layer specification and gastrulation. In addition topics in limb development, cell differentiation and stem cell biology will be discussed. Course includes a required weekly laboratory where topics will be further explored.|
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