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Biology Department


The mission of the biology program is to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, environmental science, industry or government as well as to enter professional schools or to continue their education at the graduate level.


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Learn inside one of the region’s only educational cadaver labs; revamped, state-of-the-art chemistry labs and a molecular biology workshop that makes DNA analysis a breeze. Read More »

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Biology and Environmental Science Course Preview

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Biology

Biology

Biology

Equip yourself with the skills necessary for graduate school in the health sciences or other biology related field. Gain hands-on experience inside state-of-the-art laboratories unparalleled by any institution our size, including one of the region′s only educational cadaver labs. Read More »

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Commit to solving challenges like pollution, habitat destruction and loss of biological diversity. You’ll also explore the Sioux City Prairie, the nation’s largest urban tall grass prairie, sitting in BCU’s own backyard! Read More »


DEPARTMENT NEWS

Local food movement sprouting at Briar Cliff

Mar 22, 2015

Tucked between a dorm and the student center, a small plot thrived in the fall — bearing ripe raspberries, sapling apple trees and dwarf cherries. Beans, popcorn, pumpkins and squash. Plus, marigolds in full bloom.

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Mar 20, 2015

Professor studies natural ways to strengthen the immune system

Mar 18, 2015

BCU alum named worldwide finalist for Global Teacher Award

Mar 9, 2015

Briar Cliff designated a “2015 STEM Jobs Approved College”


Courses

BIOL 102 - Human Biology
BIOL 102L - Human Biology Laboratory
BIOL 106 - Biology of Women
BIOL 151 - General Biology I
BIOL 152 - General Biology II
BIOL 175 - Independent Biology Study
BIOL 212 - General Botany
BIOL 213 - Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 222 - Human Physiology
BIOL 22IS - Scientific Writing and Research
BIOL 237 - General Ecology
BIOL 239 - Intro to Microbiology
BIOL 240 - Nutrition
BIOL 275 - Independent Biology Study II
BIOL 280 - Extended Field Trip
BIOL 300 - Entomology
BIOL 320 - Comparative Vertebrate Zoology
BIOL 339 - Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 340 - Pathophysiology
BIOL 357 - Genetics
BIOL 375 - Independent Biology Study III
BIOL 400 - Immunology
BIOL 412 - Field Botany
BIOL 420 - Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 420L - Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab
BIOL 440 - Special Methods of Teaching Secondary School Biology
BIOL 475 - Independent Biology Study IV
BIOL 550 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
BIOL 58IS - Senior Seminar
BiOL 623 - Advanced Pathophysiology
ESCI 110 - Environmental Science
ESCI 175 - Independent Environmental Science Study
ESCI 211 - Earth Science I: Introductory Geology
ESCI 212 - Earth Science II: Earth Processes
ESCI 213 - Earth Science III: Weather and Climate
ESCI 237 - General Ecology
ESCI 275 - Independent Environmental Science Study II
ESCI 280 - Extended Field Trip
ESCI 300 - Entomology
ESCI 339 - Principles of Microbiology
ESCI 375 - Independent Environmental Science Study III
ESCI 401 - Environmental Law and Policy
ESCI 412 - Field Botany

Faculty

Brian T. Hazlett
Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology Department; Director, Environmental Science Program; Director, Center for Prairie Studies
712-279-5495

Candice Coffin
Professor of Biology
712-279-5467

Daniel Jung
Assistant Professor of Biology
712-279-5210