525 Biology I

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for freshmen not taking 526 Advanced Biology I. Biology I is a two-semester course required for freshman not taking Advanced Biology I. This course provides a survey of life. The general goals of the course are to understand the common patterns of organization of all living things, the life processes of all living organisms, and the main principles of the science of biology.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Use the scientific method in lab research activities.
  2. Create graphs of data for analysis.
  3. Distinguish the science of biology and describe the characteristics of living things.
  4. Describe precisely the structures and activities of the cell.
  5. Understand the generation and use of energy in living systems.
  6. Identify the basic patterns of inheritance and principles of heredity.
  7. Relate the Principle of Natural Selection with the Theory of Evolution.
  8. Apply content to real world situations



By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Biology as a science
  2. Chemical basis for life 
  3. Cell structure, function, and energy 
  4. Nucleic acids 
  5. Cell growth and division  
  6. Genetics, human heredity, and genetic engineering 
  7. Evolution 


This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Science Department.