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Introductory Biology Course Descriptions/Prerequisites
 

BIOL 1001 General Biology, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1201. For nonscience majors. Not for degree credit for a student majoring in a biological science. General concepts in cell biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

 

BIOL 1002 General Biology, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisites: BIOL 1001 or 1201.

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1202. For nonscience majors. Not for degree credit for a student majoring in a biological science. Diversity, interactions, and life histories of microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals.

 

BIOL  1005 General Biology,  2 credits (1 hour lecture; 3 hours laboratory)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisites: credit in BIOL 1001 and creditor registration in BIOL 1002;

Credit not allowed for students who have had BIOL 1208 or 1209. Basic principles of biology including cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, diversity, and systems physiology.

 

BIOL 1201Biology for Science Majors I, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: minimum ACT composite of 23 or “C” or better in CHEM 1201.

Primarily for students in science, agriculture, or education. Credit will not be given for both this course and BIOL 1001. General concepts in cellular structure, cellular metabolism, cellular communication, and genetics.

 

BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II, 3 credits (3 hours lecture)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: BIOL 1201. Primarily for students in science, agriculture, or education.

Credit will not be give for this course and BIOL 1002. General concepts in evolution, ecology, and the function of organisms.

 

BIOL 1207 HONORS: Biology Laboratory for Science Majors, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)

Taught Fall only

Prereq: credit or registration in BIOL 1201 and admission to the Honors College.

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005 or 1208. 3 hrs. lab. Topics include biochemistry, enzymes, cell structures, osmosis, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, genetics, and ecology.

 

BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: credit or registration in BIOL 1201.

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005 or 1207. 3 hrs. lab. Primarily for students majoring in science, agriculture, or education.

 

BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II, 1 credit (3 hours laboratory)

Taught Fall, Spring and Summer

Prerequisite: credit in BIOL 1208, credit or registration in BIOL 1202.

Credit will not be given for this course and BIOL 1005. Primarily for students majoring in science, agriculture, or education.

 

 

Permission to Add a Class

Most classes can be added to your schedule directly through MyLSU. If the course or section is full add yourself to the waitlist.  Students on the waitlists are automatically moved into the course or section once space becomes available. If there is space but MyLSU will not allow you to add the course or section check to be sure that you meet the prerequisite/s for that course.


 

Course              Prerequisite  

BIOL 1001        none

BIOL 1002        credit in BIOL1001 or 1201

BIOL 1005        credit in BIOL 1001 and credit or registration in BIOL 1002

BIOL 1201        minimum ACT composite of 23 or “C” or better in CHEM 1201

BIOL 1202        credit in BIOL 1201

BIOL 1207        credit or registration in BIOL 1201 and admission to the Honors College

BIOL 1208        credit or registration in BIOL 1201

BIOL 1209        credit in BIOL 1208, credit or registration in BIOL 1202

 

 

Transfer Course Equivalency

The Introductory Biology program does transfer courses equivalencies for 1000 level courses. Transfer credit equivalencies are done Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm (104 Life Sciences) or by Appt. (ewischu@lsu.edu), you can also drop off the required paperwork and return later to pick-up the completed form.

 

Please bring a catalog description of the course/s that you are transferring to LSU and the appropriate Transfer Equivalency form.


If you have 2000 level or above courses you will need to contact the Department of Biological Sciences Office of Undergraduate Studies, 101 Life Sciences, or contact Dr. David Longstreth  (btlong@lsu.edu).


 

Use the one of the links below to get the form you need.

Transfer credit substitution form for credit transfers from Louisiana schools

Transfer credit evaluation form for credit transfer from out-of-state schools