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Madonna University
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Biology for Forensic Science Majors Plan of Study

Biology for Forensic Science Majors: Minor
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Biology for Forensic Science Majors: Minor

   

   Minor Courses (26 cr. to be chosen)

   
      BIO 1030   General Biology I 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of the biosphere. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended. 
      BIO 1040   General Biology II 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to evolutionary theory, biosystematics, plant structure and function, animal behavior, and ecological concepts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended; BIO 1030 recommended but not required. 
      BIO 2450   Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.  Study of anatomical terminology, the cell, the sense organs, and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry. 
      BIO 2460   Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.  Study of circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, reproduction and development, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2450. 
      BIO 3010   Genetics 4 cr.  Principles of genetic theory that provide a working knowledge of the three divisions of genetics: transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Topics include cell division, principles of heredity, statistical analysis, microbial genetics, cancer genetics, genetics in metabolism, development and behavior, and genetic engineering. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1030 or BIO 2260; MTH 2350. 

      BIO 4010/4640 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)

   
         BIO 4010   Population Genetics (BIO*/FOR) 3 cr.  Theory and application of population genetics with emphasis on mathematical and statistical methods for describing specific populations, genetic make-up and diversity. 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: BIO 3010, MTH 1210, and MTH 2350. 
         FOR 4640   Toxicology (BIO/FOR*) 3 cr.  Non-laboratory study of cellular and human pathophysiology as a result of toxic insult. Exploration of toxicants includes analysis of impact of human exposure and disease, as well as the forensic examination of samples for toxicants. Prerequisites: BIO 1030, CHM 2210; BIO 2250 or BIO 2460 recommended. 
      BIO 4410   Molecular Biology 3 cr.  Introductory course in molecular biology, which includes a comprehensive overview of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome structure and function examined through the lens of molecular biotechnology, with practical application of molecular biology techniques in the laboratory. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO 3010, CHM 3610. 
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