For first-year students, the BioCore program offers small lecture sizes (48 students maximum) to promote interaction with professors and to facilitate the transition between high school and college-level science. Explore all BioCore Courses.
BioCore (BCOR) Courses and Semesters Offered:
|BCOR 011: Exploring Biology 1||4||X|
|BCOR 012: Exploring Biology 2||4||X|
|BCOR 021: Accelerated Biology||4||X|
|BCOR 101: Genetics||3||X||X||X|
|BCOR 102: Ecology & Evolution||4||X||X|
|BCOR 103: Molecular & Cell Biology||4||X||X|
|BCOR 189: Biology in Practice||1||X||X|
|BCOR 197: Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship||1||X||X|
|BCOR 198/298: Undergraduate Research||1-18||X||X|
Learning Goals of the BioCore Series
Following completion of introductory level BioCore courses, students will be able to:
- Articulate how biological processes work using the appropriate terminology.
- Recognize and employ mathematical formulations of biological processes and interpret results.
- Identify hierarchical relationships in biology.
- Recognize steps of the scientific method.
- Convert data into a summary figure, identify pattern, and use pattern to support a conclusion
Following completion of 100-level BioCore courses, students will be able to:
- Apply the process of science through observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing, and draw inferences from biological datasets to develop conclusions.
- Compare the different levels of biological organization in a biological system from micro- to macroscopic.
- Examine a biological system using a quantitative approach.
- Evaluate and articulate the contribution of biology to society.