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Biology Department

Department Chair: Dr. M. Stephen Ailstock
Science office: DRGN 238, 410-777-2260
e-mailsciencedepartment@aacc.edu

Refer to the college catalog for more information about programs and courses, including prerequisites.

COURSES OFFERED

Laboratory Courses

*BIO 101  Fundamentals of Biology (4 cr hrs)
*#BIO 103  General Botany (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 105  General Zoology (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 107  Environmental Science (4 cr hrs)
BIO 112  Garden Management (3 cr hrs)
*BIO 113  Introduction to Horticulture (3 cr hrs)
BIO 121  Indoor Gardening (3 cr hrs)
*#BIO 136  Principles of Nutrition and Laboratory (4 cr hrs)
BIO 201  Plant Taxonomy (4 cr hrs)
BIO 204  Woody Plants for the Nursery (3 cr hrs)
BIO 207  Plant Propagation (3 cr hrs)
BIO 208  Landscape Composition (2 cr hrs)
BIO 210  Ecology and Field Biology (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 211  Estuarine Biology (4 cr hrs)
BIO 213  General Ichthyology (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 220  Genetics (4 cr hrs)
BIO 221  Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 223  General Microbiology (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 230  Structure and Function of the Human Body (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 231  Human Biology 1 (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 232  Human Biology 2 (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 233  Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr hrs)
*BIO 234  Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr hrs)

Non-Laboratory Courses

*#BIO 102  Biology for the 21st Century (3 cr hrs)
*~#BIO 108  Ecosystems and the Environment (3 cr hrs)
BIO 109  Economic Botany (3 cr hrs)
BIO 116  Introduction to Landscaping (3 cr hrs)
*#BIO 135  Principles of Nutrition (3 cr hrs)
BIO 137  Weight Management:  Utilizing Healthy Approaches to Diet and Physical Activity (1 cr hr)
BIO 138  Nutrition for Fitness and Sports (1 cr hr)
#BIO 152  Biology of Aging (3 cr hrs)
BIO 205  Science Laboratory Management (3 cr hrs)
BIO 214  Ecology (3 cr hrs)
BIO 215  Restorative Ecology (3 cr hrs)

*meets general education requirements for biological and physical sciences
~meets diversity requirement
#some sections are offered in a distance learning format

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

  • Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.S. Degree)
    • Biology Option
    • Environmental Science Option
    • Plant Science - Botany Option
    • Plant Science - Horticulture Option
  • Science Laboratory Technology Histotechnology Option (A.A.S. Degree awarded by Harford Community College)
  • Science Laboratory Management (Certificate)